Got a fearless kid? Young Olympic hopefuls wanted for luge tryouts in Mpls.

Got a fearless kid? Young Olympic hopefuls wanted for luge tryouts in Mpls.

Former Olympian Tony Benshoof of White Bear Lake was recruited at such an event decades ago.
Sports
September 16

Olympic leader confident Games will go on in South Korea

The president of the International Olympic Committee said Friday he remains confident the Winter Games will go on as scheduled in South Korea despite growing tensions on the peninsula, including North Korea's ballistic missile test this week.
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Sports
September 15

Russia doping tension marks final day of IOC meetings

The raw feelings created by the Russian doping scandal spilled onto the floor and into the hallways of the International Olympic Committee meetings Friday, with less than five months until the Winter Games and still no decisions made about the fate of the country's athletes.
Sports
September 15

Brittany Bowe getting back on track on speedskating oval

Health problems forced Brittany Bowe to step away from the speedskating oval, a decision that the former world champion described as one of the toughest that she's had to make in her life.
Wild
September 15

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

After being outspoken about going to the 2018 Winter Olympics no matter the consequences, even Alex Ovechkin has given up and turned his attention to…
Sports
September 15

Some Olympic leaders impatient with onslaught of scandals

As soon as he got the job, the new ethics chair of the International Olympic Committee received an earful, as well.
Wild
September 15

Capitals' Ovechkin says Olympic decision out of his hands

Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the Washington Capitals acknowledging that the ability to represent Russia in the 2018 Olympics has been taken out of his hands.
Sports
September 14

Russian leader: Doping won't keep athletes out of Olympics

If the Russians are worried about missing the upcoming Winter Olympics, one of their key leaders certainly isn't showing it.
Vikings
September 14

Top anti-doping expert Gary Wadler dead at 78

Gary Wadler, one of the strongest voices in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs in sports, has died. He was 78.Wadler's wife told The New York…
Sports
September 14

Former UN leader Ban Ki-moon tabbed for IOC ethics chair

Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has been elected chair of the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission.
Twins
September 14

American ballers find their Dream Teams in Africa

Reggie Moore rarely gets through a day without stopping for an autograph or selfie in the basketball-mad African country of Angola.
Sports
September 13

The wait is on: Los Angeles wins 2028 Olympics

The Olympic cauldron blazing above the Coliseum gave it away: Los Angeles will host a third Olympics — in 2028.
Sports
September 13

IOC president warned 8 years ago about Nuzman, Rio Olympics

A former member of the Brazilian Olympic committee has shown The Associated Press letters he says he sent to the International Olympic Committee eight years ago that warned against awarding the games to Rio de Janeiro, and cautioned against the administration of Carlos Nuzman.
Sports
September 12

AP Source: USOC to receive fixed amount in deal with LA

The U.S. Olympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic organizers have agreed to a revenue-sharing deal in which the USOC will receive a fixed amount over eight years instead of the 20 percent cut of gross revenues that had been agreed upon in the 2024 contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Sports
September 12

Boudia preparing to make 1 more chase at Olympic gold

David Boudia is diving right back into another Olympic chase.
Sports
September 12

Just over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site

The Olympic stadium in Tokyo is taking shape with 22 cranes on site and the spectator stands being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.
Sports
September 12

With LA bid sealed, US cities look at possible Winter Games

There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics.
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Sports
September 11

LA gets official go-ahead to host 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles has received its formal go-ahead to host the 2028 Olympics, getting a thumbs-up from the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission.
Sports
September 10

Paris aiming to make Olympic Games desirable again by 2024

The world's capital of romance intends to make the Olympic Games desirable again.
Sports
September 10

Irish official in Olympic scalping case leaves IOC board

The IOC says Patrick Hickey resigned from its executive board, more than one year after he was arrested at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in a ticket scalping investigation.
Sports
September 8

Top IOC member wants action with 'teeth' in vote-buying case

A top International Olympic Committee member wants his organization to act with "more teeth" in response to a vote-buying scheme to land last year's Rio Olympics. Dick Pound says the Olympic body is taking "hit after hit in the eyes of the world."
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