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'Cover up of cover-up' still led to downsized Russian ban

The highest court in sports blasted Russia for engaging in “a cover up of the cover-up” in another desperate attempt to deny culpability for a state-sponsored doping scheme, while also justifying its ...

COVID, legislation, lawsuits signal change in college sports

The coronavirus was only one factor in a chain of events that consumed college sports in 2020, and is poised to do more of the same in 2021 and beyond. The virus, combined with the ...

USOPC chair: Russia decision angered and disappointed people

The chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the recent decision to reduce doping punishments against Russia “really angered and disappointed many people, including ourselves.” ...

Olympians Bellingham, Bremer named to congressional panel

Gold medalist and former Olympic executive Norm Bellingham and Olympian Eli Bremer have been named to a congressional committee to study possible reforms in America's Olympic system. ...

Flips only: Winter X Games on, but fans not part of the show

The 2021 version of the Winter X Games promises lots of flipping and spinning, not so much singing and dancing. ESPN announced Tuesday that the first major action-sports contest sinc...

Snowboard icon: Sports are great with or without Olympics

To all those surfers, rock climbers, skateboarders and, now, break dancers, who dream of taking their act to the Olympics soon, one of history's best snowboarders has a message: Your sports are great ...

Olympics on tight timeline to chart new path on protest

For generations, the IOC knew exactly where to look for key support of its ban against protests at the Olympics. In 1968, it was the U.S. Olympic Committee that sent home its own ath...

AP Exclusive: USOPC hears athletes, won't punish protesters

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee heeded calls from American athletes by announcing Thursday that it won’t sanction them for raising their fists or kneeling on the medals stand at next year’s ...

Bill to criminalize doping schemes signed into law

A bill that will criminalize international doping conspiracies became law Friday with President Donald Trump's signature, closing out a two-year legislative process during which the only true oppositi...

Gwen Berry wins humanitarian award, insists US can do better

Gwen Berry won a humanitarian award Wednesday for raising social justice issues in the United States — a journey that began in 2019 when she raised her fist on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games dur...

More than wins, losses at stake as basketball season arrives

As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation isn't so much about who will be cutting down the nets at the end of March Madness as much a...

Bill to criminalize doping schemes passes Senate

A bill that will strengthen American law enforcement's ability to deal with widespread international doping conspiracies passed the Senate unopposed Monday and awaits the president's signature. ...

US: WADA efforts a direct personal attack on US government

Any thought that the U.S. and World Anti-Doping Agency are smoothing out their differences was undermined Thursday when a U.S. representative characterized a WADA proposal to penalize nations for not ...

Players: Oregon St coach used abuse to free up scholarships

Midway through her freshman season at Oregon State, Kyla Waiters locked herself in the bathroom, and a concerned teacher's assistant called 911. “I just thought I didn’t want to live anymore,” Waiters...

'Jurassic Park' to 'Apocalypse Now': USOPC faces steep climb

DENVER (AP) — Even before the coronavirus pandemic wiped the Summer Olympics off the 2020 sports calendar, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee was an organization in peril. In...