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IOC rising star Patrick Baumann dies at Youth Olympics

Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51. Baumann "unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack" in Buenos Aires despite getting immediate medical help, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said Sunday in a ...

Olympics Oct 19, 2018

Kip Keino denies wrongdoing, tells AP he didn't control money

Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn't have control over the government money that prosecutors say was embezzled and misused around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Keino told the AP ...

Raised '68 fists echo 50 years later

Olympics Oct 14, 2018

Raised '68 fists echo 50 years later

Fifty years after they raised clenched fists in protest during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, the shockwaves unleashed by John Carlos and Tommie Smith's salute of defiance are still rippling around the sporting world. The image of the African-American sprinters standing on the medal podium ...

Tokyo Games organizers confirm courses for 2020 cycling events

Olympics Oct 10, 2018

Tokyo Games organizers confirm courses for 2020 cycling events

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Games announced the routes for the Olympic individual time trial and Paralympic road race on Wednesday, finalizing the courses for all cycling events taking place in two years' time. The courses for the Olympic time trial and Paralympic ...

IOC selects Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

Olympics Oct 9, 2018

IOC selects Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal. Senegal President Macky Sall was present on Monday to see International Olympic Committee members confirm the executive board's preference from four candidates. Senegal will host the youth ...

Legendary Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar dies at 77

Olympics Sep 20, 2018

Legendary Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar dies at 77

Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar, who captured gold medals in the epee discipline at three Olympic Games, including the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died at age 77, the Hungarian Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Known in Hungary as the "Paganini of the epee" in homage to ...

Olympics Sep 19, 2018

North, South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Games

North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw catalyzed by this year's Winter Games in the South. The idea, which would require an unprecedented level of cooperation ...

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Olympics Sep 18, 2018

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Sapporo told the International Olympic Committee on Monday that it will give up its bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The capital of Hokkaido, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, decided to give up the 2026 bid following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Sept. ...

Mori touts transformative power of sports

Olympics Aug 20, 2018

Mori touts transformative power of sports

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister and the current president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, believes sports has the power to connect people's hearts and encourage them to overcome obstacles. That belief motivated Mori to make a major contribution ...