IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks

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.

Oscar Pistorius released from jail, moves to house arrest

...Pistorius, 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.

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

...of 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 report...

Tokyo recommends 5 additional sports for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO - Baseball and softball were joined by youth-oriented sports such as surfing and skateboarding as Japanese organizers recommended five additional sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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...

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...

Georgia jobless rate declines to 6.3 percent

...unemployment number down.Butler said over-the-year job growth has been the most seen in Georgia since Atlanta hosted the Olympic games in the summer of 1996.Authorities said Georgia employers added 157,400 jobs since February 2014.

IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest in Rio

...whistle-blowing protester, who identified herself only as Sandra. She said she was a teacher."We're not against the Olympic Games," she repeated. "This is about the golf course. We have two golf courses. We don't need a third."Adams...

IOC alters its bidding process for 2024 Summer Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The International Olympic Committee shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote.

Bobby Jones exhibit on display at St. Andrews

At this week's British Open, a special exhibit from Emory University in Atlanta is on display in the fan zone at St. Andrews.