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Dissenter in Russia decision says athletes must be heard

A key dissenter in the decision to reinstate Russia’s suspended drug-fighting operation says athletes must be better heard to restore the World Anti-Doping Agency‘s credibility. “They’re saying: ‘Hello, What are you doing? We’ve lost faith. We don’t believe in you any more,’” Linda Helleland, vice president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, told The Associated Press … Continue reading Dissenter in Russia decision says athletes must be heard

Kerry Perry resigns as USA Gymnastics president

Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement Tuesday came days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry’s leadership. Perry has struggled to outline a clear path forward during her nine months on the job. She repeatedly came under scrutiny by athletes who felt she … Continue reading Kerry Perry resigns as USA Gymnastics president

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State suspends Meyer for first 3 games

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Ohio State’s investigation into Urban Meyer handled domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach concluded the head coach and athletic director Gene Smith … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State suspends Meyer for first 3 games

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes center of attention at Asiad opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas paraded side-by-side behind a “unification” flag in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games. The two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams along with larger contingents … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes center of attention at Asiad opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes cheered at Asian Games spectacular

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas paraded side-by-side behind a “unification” flag in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games. The two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams along with larger contingents … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes cheered at Asian Games spectacular

PHILADELPHIA | White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House? What used to be one of the most innocuous photo-ops in sports is anything but. Going — or not going — has become a political … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics

MOSCOW/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the country’s athletes to forget about doping scandals when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. As punishment for what it deemed a doping scheme during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has invited 169 Russians to compete under a neutral flag using the name … Continue reading Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics

IOC confirms 169 Russian athletes invited to Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The IOC says it has invited 169 Russian athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The number confirms the team size announced Thursday by the suspended Russian Olympic Committee. The International Olympic Committee did not publish names of which athletes were cleared by two vetting panels of suspicion of doping to … Continue reading IOC confirms 169 Russian athletes invited to Winter Olympics