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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games

...build on the reforms outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 which aim to create more flexibility into the Olympic program of the Olympic Games."The IOC recommends the participation of about 2,900 athletes competing in 100 events for the Winter Games...

Corrupt culture of FIFA must change now

It's one thing to punish the FIFA brass who corrupted the system. Now it's time to change the culture of systemic corruption.