- Hungary scolded for claiming European support for 2024 bid Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 am
ROME - Europe's Olympic association scolded Hungary on Tuesday for claiming it has secured the backing of 16 European countries for Budapest's bid for the 2024 Games.
- Los Angeles focus on vision, public support for Olympic bid Updated: Nov-20-15 5:15 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Leaders of Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Olympics took away two clear ideas from meetings at IOC headquarters on Friday.
- Paris 2024 Olympic bid takes rivals' goodwill to IOC meets Updated: Nov-19-15 3:48 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Leaders of Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics took goodwill messages from campaign rivals to meetings with the IOC on Thursday.
- Mexico's participation in Rio Olympics under threat Updated: Nov-19-15 11:11 am
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's participation in next year's Olympics could be in jeopardy because of a conflict between the government and national sports federations.
- Austrian cross-country skier suspended in doping probe Updated: Nov-19-15 10:15 am
VIENNA - Austrian cross-country skier Harald Wurm was provisionally suspended amid a doping investigation on Thursday, a week before the World Cup season starts.
- Minister: Heysel-type tragedy avoided at Stade de France Updated: Nov-17-15 1:24 pm
PARIS - Security officials at the Stade de France were praised by French sports minister Patrick Kanner on Tuesday for foiling bombers and preventing a major tragedy last week.
- IOC panel: Kuwait keeping athletes out of qualifying events Updated: Nov-17-15 12:38 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC athletes' commission has condemned attempts by Kuwaiti authorities to prevent athletes from competing in qualifying events for next year's Olympics.
- IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-15-15 4:35 pm
LONDON - IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
- Bach: Russia can only return if compliant with global rules Updated: Nov-15-15 3:13 pm
LONDON - Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press.
- IOC discusses 2026 bidding with 7 winter federations Updated: Nov-13-15 1:55 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Hoping to avoid a repeat of the narrow list of candidates for the 2022 Olympics, the IOC's top management has met with seven international winter sports federations to discuss the bidding process for the 2026 Games.
- Bach expects IAAF to take 'necessary' action against Russia Updated: Nov-11-15 4:17 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday he expects track and field's world governing body to take "the necessary measures" against the Russian federation for its record on doping.
- Johnson, Jones, Armstrong: Sport's doping hall of shame Updated: Nov-10-15 1:37 pm
LONDON - From Ben Johnson to Marion Jones to Lance Armstrong, the sports world has its own doping hall of shame.
- Q&A on the Russian doping scandal Updated: Nov-09-15 2:02 pm
GENEVA - The report that damned Russia's record on doping in athletics was even more damaging than expected.
- IAAF gives Russia deadline to respond to doping report Updated: Nov-09-15 1:36 pm
LONDON - The IAAF is giving Russia until the end of the week to respond to damning allegations of state-sponsored doping before the world governing body decides whether to suspend the country from international competition.
- Russia, track & field to be targeted in Pound's WADA report Updated: Nov-08-15 11:42 am
GENEVA - A World Anti-Doping Agency panel will deliver its findings Monday into allegations of extortion and cover-ups involving Russian doping - a report that one of the investigators said exposes "a whole different scale of corruption" from the FIFA scandal.
- Former IAAF head investigated in Russia doping probe Updated: Nov-04-15 12:54 pm
PARIS - In another blow to the credibility of a major sports federation, former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under criminal investigation on suspicion of taking more than $1 million in bribes from Russia to cover up positive doping tests.
- The Latest: Dan Carter yelled at ball for drop goal Updated: Oct-31-15 2:19 pm
LONDON - The latest at the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia (all times local):
- VP Joe Biden apologizes to Olympic assembly for 'oversight' Updated: Oct-30-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Conspicuously absent the previous day, Vice President Joe Biden dropped in on a global Olympic meeting Friday and gave an impromptu plug for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Games.
- IOC's Bach urges sports bodies to protect their credibility Updated: Oct-29-15 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON - In a clear reference to the corruption scandal at FIFA, IOC President Thomas Bach urged sports bodies on Thursday to make sure they comply with ethical rules and standards of good governance or risk losing their credibility.
- Los Angeles mayor charms Olympic delegates in 2024 bid race Updated: Oct-29-15 9:42 am
WASHINGTON - It's hard to miss Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in the crowd of conference delegates.
- Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad in his element in city of politics Updated: Oct-27-15 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The ultimate Olympic powerbroker has come to the ultimate home of power politics.
- Sheikh Ahmad singles out 2 top contenders for FIFA president Updated: Oct-27-15 11:18 am
WASHINGTON - The Kuwaiti powerbroker playing a key role in FIFA's presidential race singled out two men as the leading candidates to take over soccer's scandal-scarred governing body.