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Olympic leaders get tough on athletes who protest at 2020 Tokyo Games

Sports / Olympics /

Athletes looking to express their political or social views at the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will have to deal with a new set of guidelines covering what is -- and is not -- allowed.

The "no-no" list includes any signs, armbands and hand gestures. It prohibits taking a knee or otherwise failing to adhere to strict protocol during the...Read more

US senators urge NBC to refuse to air 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Sports / Olympics /

PHILADELPHIA -- Two U.S. senators called on NBC on Thursday to refuse to air the 2022 Winter Olympics, citing China's "abysmal record on human rights."

In a letter, U.S. Sens. Rick Scott (R.-Fl.) and Josh Hawley (R.-Mo.) asked NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke and NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel to either urge the International Olympic Committee ...Read more

Russia lashes out at four-year Olympic ban

Sports / Olympics /

Russian boxers have threatened to boycott the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, joining other athletes and officials from their country in pushing back against a four-year ban imposed by anti-doping authorities.

The World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA, handed down the punishment earlier this week, barring Russia as a nation but allowing individuals a chance ...Read more

Olympic leaders seek to decertify USA Badminton

Sports / Olympics /

With the 2020 Tokyo Games only eight months away, long-troubled USA Badminton might now lose its status as the national governing body for the sport.

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee officials launched a formal revocation procedure Tuesday, seven months after first expressing concerns about the Anaheim, Calif.-based organization's failure to...Read more

IOC pledges $10 million for anti-doping enforcement ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sports / Olympics /

The International Olympic Committee will pour $10 million into anti-doping enforcement amid the emergence of genetic testing as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draw near.

IOC President Thomas Bach pledged the donation during his speech at a World Anti-Doping Agency conference in Katowice, Poland.

About half of the money will go toward new facilities ...Read more