IOC apologizes, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 Olympics. Joining a message thread on Thursd...

Swiss soccer league takes congested season to last-day drama

GENEVA (AP) — About 90 minutes before UEFA’s midnight deadline on Aug. 3 to enter clubs in the next Champions League, Switzerland will be the last pandemic-delayed European league to complete its 2019...

Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election

GENEVA (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year. Bach seems certain to get four more years ...

After Man City, UEFA back in court for Trabzonspor ban case

GENEVA (AP) — Another European soccer club banned from the Champions League for breaking financial monitoring rules challenged UEFA at sport’s highest court on Thursday. Three days ...

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA b...

Greek soccer club PAOK gets 7-point deduction overturned

GENEVA (AP) — Greek soccer club PAOK Thessaloniki was given a possible path back to entering next season’s Champions League on Friday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned a deduction of ...

Race glitch for Lyles highlights rare track meet in 2020

GENEVA (AP) — It was a strange sight to see 200-meter world champion Noah Lyles race on a track in Florida while two opponents started simultaneously in Switzerland and the Netherlands. ...

Last-16 games to be hosted by home teams in Champions League

GENEVA (AP) — The remaining four games of the Champions League's round of 16 can be hosted by the home team, UEFA announced Thursday, instead of playing them in neutral Portugal. Th...

Track and field adapts for storied meet held in 7 venues

GENEVA (AP) — In a track and field season almost entirely wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and organizers are setting new marks in creativity. On Thursday, the storied...

Banned for life by FIFA, soccer officials line up to appeal

GENEVA (AP) — The first of a number of appeals by former soccer officials banned for life by FIFA was heard Tuesday at sport's highest court. FIFA said Ariel Alvarado — a former mem...

European soccer clubs face $4.5B income drop over next year

GENEVA (AP) — European soccer clubs expect to lose 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) in revenue over the next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study released Tuesday by the Europe...

Prosecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA president meetings

GENEVA (AP) — A special prosecutor was appointed in Switzerland on Friday to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA pr...

Ski worlds to be held in 2021 despite request to delay

GENEVA (AP) — A request by the organizers of next year's skiing world championships in Italy to postpone the event by one year was rejected Thursday by the International Ski Federation. ...

FIFA bans former finance director Kattner for 10 years

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA banned its former finance director Markus Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday for helping former president Sepp Blatter and other top managers award themselves salary raises and bonuses...

Michel Platini now a formal suspect in Swiss case

GENEVA (AP) — French soccer great Michel Platini has been formally placed under investigation in Switzerland in relation to a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Swiss feder...