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WADA says North Korea not complying with anti-doping code

Olympics Feb 14, 2019

WADA says North Korea not complying with anti-doping code

The World Anti-Doping Agency said North Korea's testing program has failed to comply with its code, threatening to derail a joint Korean bid for the 2032 summer Olympics. WADA gave Pyongyang four months to address doping concerns raised in a review in September, but the ...

South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

Olympics Feb 11, 2019

South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. South Korea's Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting Monday in which Seoul received 34 ...

Ski jumping legend Matti Nykanen dies at 55

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 5, 2019

Ski jumping legend Matti Nykanen dies at 55

Matti Nykanen, the four-time Olympic ski jumping champion whose personal life was affected by alcohol problems, has died. He was 55. Nykanen, who also won seven World Championship gold medals, died Sunday, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said. The cause of death was not immediately ...

Longtime NBC Sports announcer Bob Costas parts ways with network

More Sports Jan 17, 2019

Longtime NBC Sports announcer Bob Costas parts ways with network

Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn't immediately respond to a request ...

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

More Sports Jan 10, 2019

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Wrestling legend Saori Yoshida is recognized as a remarkable winner for what she accomplished on the mat. Even though she claimed a silver medal at her final marquee competition, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, that won't change. After all, she followed her father's words ...

Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

More Sports Jan 9, 2019

Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

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 won gold at both the ...

Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

Olympics Dec 30, 2018

Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

With just over a year and a half to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, some significant challenges remain for organizers, but 2018 proved to be a year in which progress was made and notable milestones were achieved. The end of the year ...

IOC continues to review esports

Olympics | SPORTS SCOPE Dec 3, 2018

IOC continues to review esports

by Jason Coskrey

Is there a future for esports in the Olympics? It's a question some have begun to ask as competitive gaming continues to rise in popularity and the International Olympic Committee continues to search for ways to get younger audiences interested in the Olympic Games. Gaming and ...