Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Bob Costas exiting longtime home at NBC Sports

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether.

Milan-Cortina 2026 bid can revolutionize Olympics

Friday, January 11th, 2019
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It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites. The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to leave a new blueprint for the future Winter Olympic Games.

IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Tokyo 2020 Corruption Probe

In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Takeda was placed under formal investigation for "active corruption" on Thursday.

Russia, WADA reach ‘understanding’ on handling of doping data

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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The Kremlin says there is "understanding" on how crucial data on drug use by Russian athletes will be handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

IOC athlete commission supports sanctions against Russia after missed deadline

Friday, January 4th, 2019
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The International Olympic Committee's athlete commission indicated on Friday it would support fresh sanctions on Russia by WADA after a missed doping data deadline.

Russia misses deadline, risks being banned by WADA once again

Monday, December 31st, 2018
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The deadline for Russia to turn over samples and other data from its Moscow anti-doping lab has passed, leaving the World Anti-Doping Agency to decide whether to reinstate the ban it had lifted in September.

Russia prevents WADA from finding doping data in Moscow lab

Friday, December 21st, 2018
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The World Anti-Doping Agency says its team is returning from Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented it from accessing key doping data held at a laboratory there.

Despite 2002 bribery scandal, Salt Lake City aims to host 2030 Winter Olympics

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, the city got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed plans for the 2002 Winter Games. Two decades later, the script has flipped.

Former NBA China CEO tapped to lead Canadian Olympic Committee

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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David Shoemaker's inside knowledge of Beijing should be an asset for Canadian athletes competing there in 2022. Shoemaker, named chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee on Tuesday, spent almost a decade based in Beijing as CEO of NBA China.

U.S. Olympic Committee boots Alan Ashley for silence in Nassar sex abuse case

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sex abuse allegations when they were first reported to them.