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Jan 31, 2017

LA mayor positive about 2024 Olympic bid

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he is confident the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid will be evaluated on its merits even in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new immigration ban. A temporary ban on immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations was ...

Jan 22, 2017

Germany calls for Russian Olympic ban

A ban of Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics and possibly the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games should be considered if there was state-run doping in the country, Germany’s Olympic Committee chief Alfons Hoermann said on Sunday. Leaders of 19 anti-doping agencies also called for ...

Jan 3, 2017

Former Olympic skiing champion Vuarnet, 83, passes away

Ex-Olympic downhill skiing champion Jean Vuarnet has died at age 83, French local newspaper Le Dauphine Libere reported on Monday. Vuarnet, who won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, died of a stroke in Sallanches in the French Alps, the newspaper said. He ...

Five-time Olympic diving champion Wu retires

/ Dec 15, 2016

Five-time Olympic diving champion Wu retires

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Wu Minxia, China’s most successful female diver, announced her retirement on Thursday due to her “physical condition.” “Now, though reluctantly, it’s time to leave,” the 31-year-old said on her official Weibo account. “The story of Chinese diving didn’t start with ...

Dec 10, 2016

Murofushi expresses shock over McLaren Report findings

Former Olympian Koji Murofushi said Saturday that the McLaren Report released on Fridayby the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating over 1,000 Russian athletes in an institutional doping conspiracy was “shocking.” “The scope is very big. It’s a shocking report,” said Murofushi, who won the gold ...

Refugee team unsure for Tokyo 2020

Dec 7, 2016

Refugee team unsure for Tokyo 2020

The newly formed refugee team competing at this year’s Olympics was one of the highlights in Rio de Janeiro but it is not clear if it will compete at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday. The IOC unveiled ...

Oct 20, 2016

Two Japanese awarded prestigious Olympic Order

The International Olympic Committee has awarded former Japan Football Association President Saburo Kawabuchi and 1964 Tokyo Olympic women’s team gymnastics bronze medalist Kiyoko Ono the Olympic Order, the Japanese Olympic Committee announced Thursday. The Olympic Order, awarded for outstanding service to the Olympic movement, ...