• Doping: Russia risk Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic ban over doping - IPC
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Doping: Russia risk Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic ban over doping - IPC

    Russia risk missing out on the 2018 winter Paralympics if the country's suspended Paralympic Committee (RPC) does not meet obligations for reinstatement after last year's ban over doping, the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday. Russia did not compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro

  • Cross-country skier Therese Johaug has court date in June
    The Associated Press2 hours ago

    Cross-country skier Therese Johaug has court date in June

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Cross-country skier Therese Johaug has a court date in June for a doping case that could force her to miss the 2018 Olympics.

  • On your marks: competition for Tokyo Olympics mascot starts in August
    Reuters4 hours ago

    On your marks: competition for Tokyo Olympics mascot starts in August

    Tokyo Olympic organizers announced on Monday a competition to design the mascots for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and said elementary school students would vote for the winners. "We are praying for the birth of a mascot that will be loved and praised by the world," Ryohei Miyata,

  • Olympics: Australia closer to sports lottery for funding athletes
    Reuters

    Olympics: Australia closer to sports lottery for funding athletes

    Australia's federal sports minister Greg Hunt has thrown his weight behind a push for a national lottery to boost funding for athletes and arrest the country's slide down the Olympic medals table. Australia had its worst medal haul in 24 years at the 2016 Rio Games, finishing 10th in the standings