IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

| Jul 30, 2016

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace


The IOC has exposed itself as a toothless tiger. The Olympics’ global governing body showed it lacked the moral fortitude and backbone to take a necessary stand against Russia. By leaving it up to international sports federations to determine if Russian athletes who compete ...

May 7, 2016

'60 Minutes' to air expose on doping

Four Russian gold-medal winners at the Sochi Olympics used performance-enhancing drugs, the whistleblowers who exposed systemic cheating in that country’s track program tell “60 Minutes” in an interview to air Sunday. In the interview, an excerpt of which appears on CBS Evening News on ...

Nagasu added to U.S. team for worlds

Mar 25, 2016

Nagasu added to U.S. team for worlds


Mirai Nagasu will represent the United States in the upcoming world championships in Boston, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Wednesday. Nagasu, the 2008 U.S. champion, will replace the injured Polina Edmunds. Nagasu, who finished fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, was an alternate for ...

Apr 19, 2015

Ice dancer Cathy Reed announces retirement

Ice dancer Cathy Reed, who skated for Japan at both the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Games, said on Sunday she will retire from competition. The 27-year-old said she had made up her mind to call it quits after the World Figure ...

Jul 9, 2014

Russia to allow gambling in Sochi

Russia will allow gambling in Sochi in a bid to make continued use of the facilities that were built in the Black Sea resort for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia spent $51 billion on the games, leaving many companies that invested in the city ...

May 23, 2014

Plushenko resumes training after back surgery

Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko has returned to training after announcing his retirement earlier this year due to injury. The 31-year-old Russian withdrew from the men’s figure skating short program at the Sochi Olympics in February due to a long-running back ...

Putin's games end under Crimea cloud

Mar 17, 2014

Putin's games end under Crimea cloud

Triumphant in the midst of global condemnation, Vladimir Putin clinked his Champagne flute with leading sports officials, toasting the success of his pet project in Sochi. Under chandeliers in ornate surroundings, the wine was flowing over lunch during the Paralympics this past week as ...

Feb 28, 2014

Japan's Kasai to miss World Cup event with knee injury

Sochi Olympic double medalist Noriaki Kasai will sit out Friday’s ski jumping individual World Cup event due to an injury to his right knee, Japan coach Tomoharu Yokokawa said the same day. The 41-year-old Kasai, who won the silver medal in the men’s large ...