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  • U.S. Olympic officials support more protection for gay athletes

    U.S. Olympic officials support more protection for gay athletes
    PARK CITY, UTAH — While continuing to steer just wide of the political uproar over Russia's new anti-gay laws, U.S. Olympic officials said Tuesday they would support boosting anti-discrimination language in the Olympic Charter. "We are not an...
  • U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process

    U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process
    PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Olympic officials considering an American bid for the 2024 Summer Games, said Tuesday they would favor a city that has major sports venues already constructed and in operation. And that would seem like good news for the...
  • Penguins' Dan Bylsma selected coach for U.S. Olympic hockey team

    Penguins' Dan Bylsma selected coach for U.S. Olympic hockey team
    In 2010, it was Brian Burke leading the way in assembling Team USA for the Olympics in Vancouver and then-Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson behind the bench. This time, the tandem at the top for Sochi, Russia, in 2014 will be Nashville President and GM David...
  • Maurice Herzog dies at 93; French mountaineer

    Maurice Herzog dies at 93; French mountaineer
    Maurice Herzog, a French mountaineer who became a hero to his country in 1950 when he and a fellow climber became the first men to successfully scale a peak of more than 26,000 feet, has died. He was 93. Herzog, who wrote a best-selling account of his...
  • Judo officials reach accord with Saudis over Olympian's hijab

     
    Judo officials say they’ve reached an agreement with the Saudi Olympic committee to ensure that one of the first Saudi women to compete in the Olympics is able to stay in the games.The International Judo Federation said last week that Wodjan...
  • Some seats go empty at the London Olympics

     
    Embarrassed Olympics officials scrambled Monday to explain why hundreds of seats at various venues were empty during the opening days of the 2012 Games, even as members of the public complained about being shut out from acquiring tickets....
  • Belarus leader denied entry to Britain for Olympics or otherwise

     
    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, viewed by many as Europe's last dictator, will not attend the London games after being denied a British visa, officials said Wednesday....
  • Saudi judo athlete can't wear head scarf in Olympic competition

     
    A Saudi woman vying for Olympic glory cannot wear her head scarf during judo competitions, the International Judo Federation said Thursday, a decision bound to stir up alarm in her country....
  • Olympics: Iran news renews flap about not facing Israeli athletes

     
    After an Iranian official said that Iranian athletes would play “every country” at the Olympics, it seemed the London Games would put a halt to Iranians boycotting games to avoid facing off against Israelis. But the question is up in the air...
  • Greek athlete loses Olympic dream over online chatter

     
    A Greek triple jumper lost her spot in the Olympics on Wednesday after tweeting what she later called an “unfortunate and tasteless joke” about Africans in Greece. As her Twitter joke drew more and more attention, the Hellenic Olympic...
  • An Olympic first: Female athletes competing for every country

     
    For the first time in Olympic history, every country will have a woman competing on their team, including longtime holdout Saudi Arabia, the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday....