• Asian Olympic leader backs Sapporo for Winter Games bid
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    Asian Olympic leader backs Sapporo for Winter Games bid

    Asia's Olympic leader thinks the continent could stage three consecutive Winter Games and Sapporo would be an ideal location to follow Pyeongchang and Beijing. Olympic Council of Asian president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said Sapporo has all the facilities needed to organize the Winter Olympics

  • Australia seeks full inclusion in Asian Summer Games
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Australia seeks full inclusion in Asian Summer Games

    Australia hopes to bring a full delegation of athletes to the 2022 Asian Summer Games in China and is seeking approval from the continent's Olympic council, Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has said. Australia, a member of the Oceania Olympic federation, has sent 30 athletes

  • Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief

    (Reuters) - Asia is ready, willing and able to host a third straight Winter Olympics if the Japanese city of Sapporo wins the bid for the 2026 Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has said. Sapporo hosted Asia's first Winter Olympics in 1972 and has also staged

  • Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews
    The Associated Press

    Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews

    Russian competitors and officials fear they will miss another major athletics championship because they believe the IAAF is too slow in approving a partial lifting of its doping ban. The IAAF says it will allow some Russians to compete in the European indoor championships as ''neutral athletes