• MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult
    The Associated Press34 minutes ago

    MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult

    The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be difficult for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball returns to Olympics after a 12-year absence for the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled for July 24-Aug. 9 - in the middle of baseball's season.

  • 2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future
    The Associated Press41 minutes ago

    2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future

    Olympic leader Thomas Bach's grand plan was to streamline the Olympics, cut costs and encourage more cities to try to host the games. Only two bidders remain out of an initial list of five candidates to host the 2024 Olympics - Los Angeles and Paris. Aware of the dwindling numbers - made smaller

  • Budapest 2024 snub highlights need for Olympic changes, insiders say
    Reuters

    Budapest 2024 snub highlights need for Olympic changes, insiders say

    Budapest's withdrawal from bidding for the 2024 summer Olympics, a process already marred by a string of exits, highlights the need for changes to the Games model, insiders say. The Olympic Games were once the most hotly contested sports commodity in the world, but in recent years the IOC have seen

  • Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor
    The Associated Press

    Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor

    For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor's sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if it meant missing the world championships. Goutt Goncalves could have taken part in the Alpine skiing world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland