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Kremlin ‘optimistic’ ahead of WADA doping ruling

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Russia is “optimistic” ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday on whether the country’s authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia’s anti-doping agency in September on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. That could help WADA […]
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Former Olympian John Carlos raised a gloved fist for justice 50 years ago, but his act should inspire us all today

John Carlos, visiting Bellevue for its Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration, reflects on today's racial injustices — some of the same issues he and teammate Tommie Smith protested with a Black Power salute on the victory stand at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
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Olympic ethics panel closes case on IOC member Gilady

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says its ethics commission ended an investigation into Olympic official Alex Gilady after cases of alleged sexual harassment were settled in Israel. The International Olympic Committee says its ethics panel closed the file after all parties “accepted their respective explanations.” Gilady, a former NBC Sports executive and IOC member […]
Tags: News, Israel, Sports, Olympics, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Nbc Sports, Lausanne Switzerland, Alex Gilady, Gilady

USA Wrestling athletes accuse USOC critics of making false charges against USAW director Rick Bender

Members of USA Wrestling’s athlete-selected athlete advisory group on Friday accused a leading critic of the U.S. Olympic Committee of making false statements about the conduct of USA Wrestling executive Rick Bender. The wrestlers also charged the Committee to Restore Integrity to the USOC, a watchdog group made up of Olympians and athletes’ rights advocates, with making unfounded allegations against Bender and USA Wrestling. The USA Wrestling athlete board’s statement led to the USOC athlete ad...
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Sen. Cory Gardner introduces legislation to evaluate U.S. Olympic Committee

A Republican senator from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s home state of Colorado introduced potentially groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that would create a 16-member panel selected by Congress to evaluate the USOC and recommend structural and policy changes for an organization whose future has been called into question in the wake of the backlash over its and other Olympic sports organizations’ handling of sexual abuse in gymnastics, swimming and several other sports. Sen. Cory Gardner’s intr...
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Japan Olympic official Takeda denies corruption allegations

TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, has denied corruption allegations against him concerning reported bribes paid to be awarded the rights to host the 2020 Olympics. A French prosecutor is investigating Takeda, who is reportedly linked to about $2 million in payments in 2013 […]
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Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation, suspected by French investigators of authorizing the payment of […]
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AP Interview: Milan-Cortina bid can revolutionize Olympics

ROME (AP) — It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites. The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to revolutionize the Winter Games and leave a new […]
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IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

PARIS (AP) — International Olympic Committee marketing chair Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, France’s financial crimes office said Friday. The National Financial Prosecutors office said Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for “active corruption” on Dec. […]
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Survivors, U.S. Center for Safe Sport clash over Jean Lopez reinstatement

An arbitration panel’s decision this week to lift longtime USA Taekwondo national team coach Jean Lopez’s lifetime ban from the sport for sexual misconduct stunned the American Olympic sports community and left survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters demanding answers. Lopez’s reinstatement came less than a month after his brother Steven Lopez, the two-time Olympic champion, had a similar ban lifted. Jean Lopez’s reinstatement was especially surprising to longtime athlete safety advocates...
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3 Swedish county governors back 2026 Olympic bid

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three county governors in Sweden have expressed “strong support” for the 2026 Winter Olympics to be held in their regions. Ylva Thorn, Jotan Hagglund and Sven-Erik Osterberg — the heads of the counties of Dalarna, Jamtland and Stockholm — say they are “very proud of the bid.” The trio says in a […]
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WADA starts work on copying doping data in Moscow lab

MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started the process of copying data from a Moscow laboratory which could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. “Work has started with the equipment, setting the equipment up and copying the database,” Russia Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Thursday in televised comments. “Work is […]
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Russia says ‘understanding’ reached on doping data for WADA

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says there is “understanding” on how crucial data on drug use by Russian athletes will be handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA officials are due to arrive in Moscow on Wednesday for their third visit seeking the lab data. The Moscow laboratory data could help WADA file doping […]
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USA Gymnastics asks bankruptcy court to approve $88,000 in holiday bonuses

USA Gymnastics is asking a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to approve $88,000 in holiday bonuses to its employees, including national teams manager Amy White, according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group. White, who allegedly on the orders of then USA Gymnastics chief executive Steve Penny removed from the Karolyi Ranch documents relevant to law enforcement investigations of former U.S. Olympic and national team physician Larry Nassar, is one of 40 employees USA Gymnastics wants t...
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Former Olympians charge USOC with attempting to silence critics

A group of former Olympians accused the U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday of trying to silence critics in the latest salvo in the ongoing debate between the two groups over the USOC’s stewardship of the American Olympic movement in the wake of a series of sexual abuse scandals. In a letter to USOC chief executive officer Sarah Hirshland signed by The Committee To Restore Integrity To The USOC co-chairs Nancy Hogshead-Makar and Ed Williams, the former Olympians charged the USOC with failing to ma...
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Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Antal Bolvari, a two-time Olympic water polo champion who scored a goal in Hungary’s famous 4-0 win over the Soviet Union in the “Blood in the Water” match at the 1956 Melbourne Games, has died. He was 86. Bolvari, who also won gold at the 1952 Olympics, died Tuesday in the […]
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Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2018, Including His Forthcoming Netflix Projects

It has become a tradition for Steven Soderbergh to release a list of everything that he watched throughout the preceding year, encompassing feature films, television shows, and short films, and he certainly didn’t slow down his viewing habits at all this year, even if he maybe spent too much time watching the Winter Olympics in February last year. Last year’s list from Steven Soderbergh features no less than nine viewings of Ocean’s 8, and since the movie didn’t come out until June 5, 2018, it ...
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USOC CEO pushes back against critics calling for reorganization

With pressure mounting on Congress to overhaul the U.S. Olympic Committee, USOC chief executive Sarah Hirshland struck back against the organization’s critics, calling upon athlete representatives from the 50 Olympics sports to hold their peers and former Olympians accountable. In a nearly 1,000-word letter to the 138 members of the USOC’s athlete advisory council Sunday, Hirshland acknowledged the issues facing the USOC in the wake of the Larry Nassar, USA Swimming, USA Diving and USA Taekwondo...
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Olympic champions call for Congressional overhaul of U.S. Olympic Committee

Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis and nearly 50 other former Olympians are calling on Congress to overhaul the U.S. Olympic Committee, insisting a major reorganization of the USOC is needed to ensure athlete safety. The Committee to Restore Integrity to the USOC on Friday demanded the near-complete resignation of the USOC’s senior administration and board of directors, in addition to asking Congress to rewrite the 1978 Amateur Sports Act and create a more athlete-centric governing body for A...
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U.S. Olympic sports’ year of reckoning revealed ‘ecosystem’ that facilitated sexual abuse

The American Olympic movement’s year of reckoning began in January on the third floor of the Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing, Michigan. There one after the other, more than 150 women total, over the parts of two weeks walked to the front of Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina’s courtroom to confront the man who had sexually abused them, former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics women’s national team physician Larry Nassar. “The scariest monster of all,” former U.S. national team member Mattie Larso...
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Russian anti-doping seeks Putin’s help to release lab data

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency has asked President Vladimir Putin for help in getting key doping data released to World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors. WADA reinstated the suspended RUSADA in September on the condition Russian authorities hand over lab data, which could help confirm violations uncovered during an investigation that revealed […]
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RUSADA’s chief appeals to Putin over doping data

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency has asked for President Vladimir Putin’s help in getting Russian officials to hand over key doping data to World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors. WADA reinstated the suspended RUSADA in September on the condition Russian authorities hand over lab data, which could help confirm a number of […]
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News Roundup: Kikkan Cancer Series; 2026 Olympics Host Issues

Kikkan Randall staying positive with pink socks and rainbow shoes during her second round of chemotherapy on July 31 at the Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. (Courtesy photo) A quick look at ski-related news from around the web as we wait for the Tour de Ski to start: – As anyone reading this site is likely aware, retired American skier Kikkan Randall went public with a breast-cancer diagnosis in July of this year, mere months after teaming up with Jessie Diggins to win a ...
Tags: General, News, Sport, Beijing, Racing, Olympics, Skiing, International Olympic Committee, Randall, Calgary, Deadspin, Adn, Anchorage Daily News, Pyeongchang, Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall

Ken Foreman, an esteemed track coaching great at Seattle Pacific, dies at age 96

Ken Foreman spent five decades coaching at Seattle Pacific, including stints coaching track, cross country and basketball, and was the athletic director from 1952-57.
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Indiana Attorney General confirms USA Gymnastics investigation

Indiana’s attorney general on Wednesday confirmed his office’s nearly year-long investigation into USA Gymnastics, the sport’s Indianapolis-based national governing body. The rare confirmation by Attorney General Curtis Hill comes as documents in USA Gymnastics Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Southern District of Indiana reveal that the organization has asked the bankruptcy court to approve an agreement with a consulting firm in which USA Gymnastics would pay the company as much...
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Senators bring bill to criminalize vast doping conspiracies

Two senators have introduced a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies, the likes of which Russia pursued during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The measure is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Moscow lab director who blew the whistle on Russian cheating. It is similar to a bill introduced in the House earlier this year […]
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IOC warns Olympic boxing in deeper trouble than AIBA claims

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has told Olympic bodies not to trust a recent claim by the president of amateur boxing’s governing body that the sport’s worst problems are over. Writing to 206 national Olympic bodies, the IOC says a Dec. 5 letter from AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov to boxing officials is “likely to […]
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Coaching website tries to shift conversation about sex abuse

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It’s one task to compile a list of banned coaches, quite another to identify all the good ones. While Olympic overseers struggle to compile a comprehensive list of bad actors in the wake of a wide-ranging sex-abuse crisis, an entrepreneur with a passion for youth sports is embarking on what […]
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Salt Lake City Gets Green Light to Bid for Winter Olympics

Salt Lake claims it can host again at a lower cost than other candidates
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Former USOC CEO Scott Blackmun accused of lying to Senate, case referred to Justice Department, FBI

A U.S. Senate subcommittee accused former U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive officer Scott Blackmun of making false statements and misleading Congress and has referred the case to the Justice Department and FBI for making false statements Congress. In a joint statement Friday morning, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate sub-committee with jurisdiction over the health and safety of U.S. Olympic and NCAA athletes, said the s...
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