• Column: Clean Olympians deserve a proper medal ceremony
    The Associated Press

    Column: Clean Olympians deserve a proper medal ceremony

    Adam Nelson received his Olympic gold medal in the food court at Atlanta's airport. As more startling revelations came out Friday in the Russian doping scandal and an almost daily lineup of cheating athletes are nabbed through improved testing methods, the International Olympic Committee needs to

  • Gretzky backs NHL concussion spotter program
    The Associated Press

    Gretzky backs NHL concussion spotter program

    Wayne Gretzky applauded the use of centralized concussion spotters as part of the NHL's effort to better protect players. ''When I played - one of my kids asked me if I ever got a concussion - I can honestly tell you I don't even know,'' said Gretzky, who was representing the

  • Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletes
    The Associated Press

    Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletes

    Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast ''institutional conspiracy'' that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics. The findings

  • Using spies and coffee, how Russian dopers 'hijacked' sports
    The Associated Press

    Using spies and coffee, how Russian dopers 'hijacked' sports

    After six months of doping investigations, Richard McLaren delivered an emphatic verdict on Friday: Russia has ''hijacked'' sporting competitions for years, cheating rivals out of medals, and deceiving spectators. A 144-page report backed up by 1,166 supporting documents was sent by