IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks

...international services will make all efforts to protect the Olympic Games from these kinds of terrorist attacks."Security will...have to take into consideration we are talking about Olympic Games nine years from now," he said. "Terrorism is international...

Russia faces Olympic ban in track and field after scathing report of doping

...Athletics Federations, and Russian authorities allowed athletes suspected of doping to continue competing. "The Olympic Games in London were, in a sense, sabotaged by the admission of athletes who should have not been competing," the...

Oscar Pistorius released from jail, moves to house arrest

...known as "Blade Runner" for his carbon-fiber running blades, was the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympic games. It is unclear whether he would want to resume training, and whether authorities would allow it.

Former US assistant Olympic swimming coaches to take over for Rio Games

...as the personal coach for American star Ryan Lochte."We're committed to making the USA the No. 1 team at these Olympic Games," said Bowman, who recently took over as coach at Arizona State University and brought Phelps along to lead the...

Questions surround Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic proposal

LOS ANGELES - The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and...

Tokyo recommends 5 additional sports for 2020 Olympics

...outside," said Tomiaki Fukuda, the president of the Japan Wrestling Federation. "It will create a new image for the Olympic Games."Fujio Mitarai, the honorary president of the organizing committee, noted that skateboarding is an urban sport...

WHO: Viral testing 'advisable' in Rio's Olympic waters

...Gordon said. "In this case, measuring coliphages and enteric viruses would be advisable."The comments come after Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi said earlier this week at a news conference in Rio that the International Olympic...

Boat parade serves as pollution protest in Rio

...Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest contamination in the waters where sailing events will be held next year during the Olympic Games.Sailboats, schooners, tourist boats, canoes and fishing boats made a 7-mile round trip from the Marina da Gloria...

Track body head Lamine Diack calls widespread doping allegations 'a joke'

...to 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious blood tests."If there should be cases involving results at Olympic Games, the IOC will react with zero tolerance with our usual policy," Bach said. "But at this time, we have nothing...

WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

...independent commission for investigation.Sebastian Coe, the former head of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games who will bid to become the next IAAF president later this month, said the federation is taking the accusations very...