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CAS judges 'lacked anti-doping expertise' at Tokyo Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges to work at the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases. Days before t...

FIFA set to enforce limits on player loan transfer system

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA is finally ready to enforce limits on the number of players clubs can send and take on loan internationally, two years after new rules were delayed by the pandemic. ...

Olympic athletes urged by activists not to criticize China

GENEVA (AP) — Athletes at the Beijing Olympics were urged by human rights activists Tuesday to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted. The International Olympic Com...

Lewandowski wins FIFA best player vote ahead of Messi, Salah

Robert Lewandowski was voted the best men’s player in the world on Monday, retaining the FIFA award he won last year despite being left off the ballot paper filed by runner-up Lionel Messi. ...

Braathen gets stunning win in World Cup slalom at Wengen

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Soaring from 29th place after the first run, Lucas Braathen scored a stunning win in a World Cup slalom on Sunday. No skier had made such a jump up the sta...

Austria's Kriechmayr wins Switzerland's classic downhill

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — It is never easy for Switzerland to watch an Austrian downhiller win its signature ski race that is part of the Alpine nation’s culture. It was even harder...

Kilde edges Odermatt in duel for World Cup downhill win

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — The rivalry between Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Marco Odermatt emerged again Friday in a World Cup downhill. Kilde edged Odermatt by 0.19 seconds to win on...

Ex-World Cup ski champion Carlo Janka retires due to injury

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Once crowned the world’s best all-around men’s alpine skier, Swiss racer Carlo Janka announced the end of his injury-hit racing career at his home country’s most storied ven...

Odermatt beats Kilde for super-G win in World Cup rivalry

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marco Odermatt first. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde second. Their 1-2 finish in Thursday's World Cup super-G could be repeated at next month's Beijing Olympics a...

IOC assures teams Winter Olympics in Beijing will go ahead

GENEVA (AP) — A day after Switzerland's team leader asked for talks about possibly postponing the Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, the IOC promised officials worldwide on Wednesda...

FIFA touts billions to be gained from biennial World Cups

LONDON (AP) — Money talked loudest and clearest when FIFA pitched to more than 200 member countries Monday for its biennial World Cups plan that is opposed by leaders of European and South American so...

UEFA human rights, environmental strategy meets challenges

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA set itself a goal of ending racism in European soccer by 2030 as part of a human rights and environmental strategy that had an uneasy launch on Friday. Other long-...

UEFA seeks Euro 2032 bids, eyes dropping Belarus as U19 host

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA opened bidding Thursday for the 2032 European Championship, aiming to make a selection at the same time it picks the Euro 2028 host. While UEFA looks to add hosts ...

Paris to stage 2024 Olympics opening ceremony on River Seine

Thousands of Olympic athletes on boats cruising along the River Seine toward the sun setting like a giant gold medal behind the Eiffel Tower. The 2024 Paris Games opening ceremony v...

PSG to play Real Madrid after Champions League draw fiasco

GENEVA (AP) — Real Madrid ended up paying the highest price for UEFA's botched Champions League draw. Madrid was paired with Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 on Monday after U...