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Jimmy Carter's decision to boycott 1980 Moscow Olympics remains controversial

ATLANTA - Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.
Michel Platini has big decision to make about FIFA election

...teams win the past two World Cups and oversees a four-yearly European Championship, whose global TV ratings rival the Summer Olympics, plus the season-long Champions League which showcases the highest quality soccer played anywhere.People familiar...
Reunion set for 'Miracle on Ice" hockey team set for Saturday Iran, the U.S. economy was hurting and President Jimmy Carter already had announced a U.S. boycott of the Summer Olympics in Moscow.The sociopolitical impact of that era has since faded. The memory of that February night in Lake Placid...
IOC President Thomas Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.
IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Leicester: British Olympic team wouldn't be same without Scots

...about Scotland going independent," she said.Since World War II, Britain has collected more than 400 medals at the summer Olympics, dozens of them won by Scots. That's a rich history of shared achievement and emotion.Sporting success makes...
NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

...had outbid Fox and ESPN in 2011 for the previous rights.The new agreement goes into effect from 2021 and covers the Summer Olympics of 2024, 2028 and 2032 and the Winter Games of 2022, 2026 and 2030. The host cities for all those games have...
U.S. team leads women's bobsled at halfway mark

...great driver. Jamie's driving great as well. It's not over."Williams, a two-time sprint medalist in the Summer Olympics, is attempting to join Eddie Eagan as the only athletes to win gold medals in different sports in both the Winter...
Jilleanne Rookard skates to easy win at US trials in 3,000-meter filled with them.Cliff-Ryan was a longtime inline skater who switched to cycling in an attempt to make the Summer Olympics. She barely failed to qualify for the U.S. team in both 2008 and 2012, then went back to skating ? on blades...
Sergio Garcia could be near major breakthrough

The only thing worse than being mentioned as the best player without a major is not being mentioned at all. Sergio Garcia is back in the conversation.