• Strong negative Olympics sentiment among NHL owners
    The Associated Press2 hours ago

    Strong negative Olympics sentiment among NHL owners

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there's significant opposition among team owners to continuing participation in the Winter Olympics, and the league is running out of time on negotiations to take part in the 2018 Games. Following a meeting of the league's Board of Governors on Thursday, Bettman

  • Doping: Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs
    Reuters

    Doping: Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President Thomas Bach with real concerns about Russia, as well as the sport of weightlifting, he said on Thursday. About 100 Russian athletes were banned from competing

  • Games bid process must change so there are no losers: IOC
    Reuters

    Games bid process must change so there are no losers: IOC

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The way cities are awarded Olympic Games must change because too many losers are created under the current present system, the President of the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Thomas Bach said the process would not be altered mid-race

  • Doping agency criticizes Russia as Isinbayeva given key role
    The Associated Press

    Doping agency criticizes Russia as Isinbayeva given key role

    Even before Friday's publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are bickering. WADA is upset because it was not consulted before a new board was picked to oversee reforms at the suspended Russian drug-testing agency