OLYMPICS

The Japanese figure skating team at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The team's bronze medal is to be upgraded to silver after a Russian skater was disqualified over a doping scandal.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Jan 31, 2024
Japan's figure skating team medal from 2022 Games upgraded to silver
The news comes after Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned substance.
Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee competes at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Feb. 17, 2022.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Jan 30, 2024
Russian skater Valieva suspended for four years over doping
The Kremlin has slammed what it called a "politicized" decision.
Honami Maeda crosses the finish line in a national record of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 59 seconds on Sunday in Osaka.
OLYMPICS / Athletics
Jan 28, 2024
Edesa wins Osaka Women's Marathon as Maeda breaks 19-year-old Japan record
The 27-year-old Maeda will qualify for her second consecutive Olympics unless someone beats her time at the Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 10.
Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee competes during the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Jan 28, 2024
Russian skater Valieva's future rests on sports court's decision
Valieva's positive doping test ignited a scandal at the 2022 Winter Olympics when she was just 15 years old.
Official toy mascots for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are displayed in Villepinte, France, on Sunday.
OLYMPICS
Jan 25, 2024
Former IOC exec says Paris has chance to reignite Olympic golden age
The onus falls on Paris to reboot the image of the Olympics after recent editions marred by COVID-19 restrictions and doping scandals.
Ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, resentment lingers over the handling of ticket sales last year that saw many locals priced out.
OLYMPICS
Jan 23, 2024
French gloom clouds Paris Olympics, six months from start
Several recent announcements have led to a spike in negative publicity for the sporting mega-event, which will start in just six months.
Police officers protest in Marseille, France, on Thursday, calling for "exceptional measures" in compensation for their compulsory presence at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
OLYMPICS
Jan 19, 2024
Protesting police highlight strike risk to Paris Olympics
French authorities are scrambling to settle pay deals with unions who are demanding bonuses for working during the July 26 to Aug. 11 Olympics.

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