US Olympic leaders vote to give equal pay to Paralympic athletes

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U.S. Olympic Committee leaders voted Friday to give Paralympic medal winners the same payout that goes to their counterparts on the U.S. Olympic team.

American athletes who reach the podium at the Summer and Winter Games have traditionally earned cash payments by way of the Operation Gold Awards program. But, in the past, Paralympians received ...Read more

North and South Korea plan joint bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

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The Olympics are continuing to play a role in the rapprochement between North and South Korea, with the countries announcing Wednesday they intend to launch a combined bid for the 2032 Summer Games.

The plan was included in a joint statement following a Pyongyang summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae...Read more

International officials urged not to reinstate Russia's embattled anti-doping agency

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With a crucial Thursday vote drawing near, international anti-doping officials are facing global resistance to the idea of reinstating the embattled Russian Anti-Doping Agency.

It was earlier this month that news broke of the World Anti-Doping Agency potentially relaxing some of the conditions it had placed on RUSADA, which was suspended about ...Read more

USOC chairman steps down amid turmoil

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In the midst of sexual assault scandals that have rocked Olympic sports throughout the country, the longtime chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that he will step down at the end of the year.

Larry Probst, known for vastly improving the USOC's international stature over the last decade, expressed remorse for the situation ...Read more

Video games in the Olympics? IOC leader won't rule it out

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LOS ANGELES -- The leader of the International Olympic Committee has shot back against suggestions that Saturday's forum with professional video gamers might encourage "couch potatoes."

The IOC has invited top e-sports players, executives and tournament organizers to participate in a series of discussions at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, ...Read more