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UN urges global truce during Winter Olympics

Sports / Olympics /

In a consensus action that included North Korea and South Korea, the United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution asking all nations to observe an "Olympic truce" during the 2018 Winter Games in February.

The 17-day sporting event is to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, about an hour from the demilitarized zone.

"This is ...Read more

New evidence of cheating could hurt Russia's chances at 2018 Winter Olympics

Sports / Olympics /

Anti-doping authorities said Friday they have come into possession of new intelligence that confirms allegations of widespread cheating at a Russian testing laboratory.

World Anti-Doping Agency officials said they are confident the "enormous" backup computer file they acquired in late October is an information management database -- containing ...Read more

Granato shares plans for US hockey team

Sports / Olympics /

PARK CITY, Utah -- Americans playing hockey in Europe are likely to make up the majority of the U.S. men's team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, Olympic coach Tony Granato said Monday, adding that he will fill the remaining spots with players who are signed to American Hockey League contracts and with college players.

The Olympic tournament will ...Read more

US Olympic leaders not worried about sending a team to Winter Games in South Korea

Sports / Olympics /

As the White House and North Korean officials traded barbs about whether war has been declared between their countries, U.S. Olympic Committee leaders said Monday they remain confident that the American team can compete safely at the upcoming 2016 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula seemed to rise this ...Read more

Los Angeles officially awarded 2028 Olympic Games

Sports / Olympics /

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' roller-coaster campaign to host the Olympics -- an effort marked by early defeat and last-second negotiations -- reached its conclusion Wednesday when the city was formally awarded the 2028 Summer Games.

International Olympic Committee members, by a unanimous show of hands, voted their approval at a session in Lima, ...Read more

A year since the Rio Olympics, legacy of the games is tattered

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Maracana Stadium pulsed with samba, bossa nova and forro music a year ago during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but since then, Brazil's storied temple of soccer has barely been used.

Odebrecht, the giant construction company that helped renovate the stadium and is the majority shareholder in stadium ...Read more

Investigators focus on Miami investor in possible bid-rigging for 2016 Brazil Olympics

Sports / Olympics /

After the vote that decided Rio de Janeiro would host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Brazilian city erupted in celebration as the government declared a state holiday and wild parties flooded Copacabana Beach.

It was a historic first for South America, which had never hosted the Olympics.

But that victory has recently been tainted by whiffs of ...Read more