World Athletics is likely to tighten rules governing the participation of transgender women in female competition on Thursday after a meeting that is also expected to decide to lift the ban imposed on Russia for mass doping.Track and field, the leading Olympic sport, has chosen a different path from that of swimming which has effectively banned transgender athletes from elite female competition.
Posted: March 23, 2023, 1:20 pm
Dimitros Loundras is the youngest athlete to ever compete in the Olympic Games, taking part in the 1896 Athens Olympics at 10 years, 216 days old.
Posted: March 23, 2023, 1:01 pm
Created to help protect athletes after the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, the sport’s international investigations agency has set new safeguarding standards with a view to the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation published a “Gymnasts 2028” strategy Thursday to better protect athletes from harassment and abuse, investigate complaints, prosecute disciplinary cases and monitor national federations. “The idea is to really put gymnasts at the center of our thinking throughout everything we do,” Alex McLin, the independent foundation’s director, told The Associated Press in an interview.
Posted: March 23, 2023, 11:15 am
Two-time Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover is making another comeback in a bid to qualify for a fourth Summer Games, saying she will be representing a “whole community of parents" in elite sport. The 36-year-old Glover won a gold medal in the coxless pair in 2012 and 2016, then reversed a decision to retire to place fourth at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 — one year after giving birth to twins. Now, Glover — a mother of three — wants to return to the water again ahead of next year's Paris Games, saying she still feels the need to be challenged.
Posted: March 22, 2023, 10:38 am
Russia cannot qualify full Olympic gymnastics teams for the 2024 Paris Games under current rules, missing a deadline that passed Tuesday.
Posted: March 21, 2023, 3:06 pm
Kanak Jha, the U.S.' top-ranked singles table tennis player, was given a backdated one-year ban for missing drug tests.
Posted: March 20, 2023, 6:50 pm
World Athletics are likely to tighten rules around the participation of transgender women in female competition in a charged meeting of its decision-making body Thursday that should also see the doping ban on Russia lifted.The proposals will be discussed and put to the vote at the meeting of World Athletics' Council that starts Tuesday in Monaco, with any decisions published on Thursday.
Posted: March 20, 2023, 5:30 pm
The Paris Olympics are going underground to find a way to keep athletes cool at the 2024 Games without air conditioners.
Posted: March 20, 2023, 3:49 pm
Sprinter Josephus Lyles discusses his track and field career and hopes of making the 2024 U.S. Olympic team.
Posted: March 17, 2023, 5:15 pm
Galen Rupp races the NYC Half on Sunday, his first race since dropping out of the New York City Marathon. He's eyeing a return to the marathon.
Posted: March 16, 2023, 12:29 pm
Norway's Marte Olsbu Røiseland, who won five biathlon medals at last year's Olympics, including two individual golds, announced she will retire.
Posted: March 15, 2023, 6:53 pm
Olympic shot put silver medalist Raven Saunders is banned until February 2024 for for drug-testing whereabouts failures.
Posted: March 15, 2023, 6:50 pm
Sanne Wevers, an Olympic gymnastics balance beam gold medalist, plans to compete for the first time since the Tokyo Games.
Posted: March 15, 2023, 4:26 pm
USA Swimming will reward its athletes financially if the Americans sweep all seven relays at this summer’s world championships and the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Posted: March 14, 2023, 5:58 pm
Oleg Verniaiev, a 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion for Ukraine, had a four-year doping ban reduced to two years, making him eligible to compete immediately.
Posted: March 14, 2023, 4:25 pm
Italian Vanessa Ferrari recently returned to gymnastics training and wants to reach a fifth Olympics in 2024.
Posted: March 13, 2023, 2:04 pm
Jasmine Moore broke the U.S. women's triple jump record -- indoors and outdoors -- at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Posted: March 13, 2023, 12:30 pm
One of the major headaches, not just for the Paris 2024 organising committee but also for the International Olympic Committee, is how to handle the ongoing war in Ukraine."It's up to the IOC to ultimately decide whether the Russian delegation will be allowed to participate in the Paris Olympics," Organising Committee president Tony Estanguet said in February.
Posted: March 13, 2023, 2:26 am
In 500 days on Tuesday, the 2024 Summer Olympics will burst into life in Paris as the teams float down the River Seine on barges in a unique opening ceremony.- Ceremony plans cause concerns - The plans to take the opening ceremony out of its traditional stadium setting and stage it on the River Seine, framed by the Eiffel Tower and other monuments, is an organisational headache and has provoked concerns from the security services.
Posted: March 13, 2023, 2:08 am
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill raced the 60m at the USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships.
Posted: March 11, 2023, 6:28 pm
The International Fencing Federation (FIE) voted to lift its ban on fencers from Russia and Belarus next month.
Posted: March 10, 2023, 7:38 pm
Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown of Australia broke the 200m backstroke world record, taking the American women off the record books in the backstroke.
Posted: March 10, 2023, 11:40 am
Tokyo Olympic champion Gable Steveson reportedly hopes to unretire from wrestling and bid for the 2024 Paris Olympics, but the WWE is his priority.
Posted: March 9, 2023, 9:03 pm
Ellen van Dijk, the two-time reigning world time trial champion in road cycling, is due with her first child in September and plans to return in 2024.
Posted: March 9, 2023, 2:44 pm
The U.S. men's basketball team could play Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic, in addition to Spain, before the FIBA World Cup.
Posted: March 8, 2023, 1:23 pm
USOPC now has a 24-hour hotline to connect Team USA athletes with mental health providers. There's also a local registry with 200 providers.
Posted: March 7, 2023, 8:00 pm
Shohei Ono, a two-time Olympic judo champion who went six years between international losses, announced he is stepping away from competition.
Posted: March 7, 2023, 5:41 pm
Irina Viner, a gymnastics coach, was suspended following criticism of judges who ended Russia's winning streak in rhythmic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics.
Posted: March 7, 2023, 12:47 pm
Alicia Monson shattered the American women's 10,000m record by 9.35 seconds in a race in San Juan Capistrano, California, on Saturday night.
Posted: March 5, 2023, 11:50 am
Katie Ledecky lost to Summer McIntosh in the 200-meter freestyle in Florida, snapping her nine-year winning streak in the United States.
Posted: March 4, 2023, 6:09 pm
Summer McIntosh, a 16-year-old Canadian, snapped a Katie Ledecky winning streak of nine years on Friday.
Posted: March 3, 2023, 11:09 pm
Some Ukraine athletes whose training has been interrupted by war said they would boycott the 2024 Olympics rather than compete against neutral Russians.
Posted: March 2, 2023, 5:45 pm
Olympian Simone Manuel made history, raised awareness for overtraining syndrome. Now she's swimming for herself
After struggling with overtraining syndrome, Simone Manuel has a new coach, new perspective and new mission.
Posted: February 28, 2023, 9:01 pm
Katie Ledecky and Summer McIntosh headline a Tyr Pro Series swim meet in Fort Lauderdale on Peacock and NBC Sports.
Posted: February 28, 2023, 7:37 pm
Kerri Walsh Jennings is entered to compete in her first beach volleyball events in 21 months, signing up with a new partner, Zana Muno.
Posted: February 28, 2023, 6:51 pm
Jessie Diggins became the first U.S. cross-country skier to win an individual gold medal at the world championships.
Posted: February 28, 2023, 12:28 pm
The Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal widened Tuesday with Japanese advertising giant Dentsu and five other companies charged by Tokyo district prosecutors.
Posted: February 28, 2023, 11:21 am
Japan's biggest advertising agency and five other companies were indicted on Tuesday for allegedly violating an anti-monopoly law, in a corruption scandal over bid-rigging during the Tokyo Olympics.Tokyo prosecutors arrested former 2020 Games official Yasuo Mori this month for allegedly violating the anti-monopoly law, along with three other businessmen.
Posted: February 28, 2023, 8:27 am
Paul Cayard has resigned as executive director of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, the latest upheaval for a once-dominant squad that has become an afterthought on the world stage. Cayard, one of America’s most successful sailors, said Saturday that he couldn’t work under a restructuring of the Olympic team’s management. Cayard leaves less than 1½ years before the Paris Olympics, with the American team mired in an unfathomable slump that started long before he took over in March 2021.
Posted: February 26, 2023, 1:34 am
Gabby Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion, returned to gymnastics training, six years after her last competition.
Posted: February 25, 2023, 6:24 pm
The Winter Cup, a meet that recently jump started breakout years for U.S. gymnasts, airs live on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Posted: February 24, 2023, 7:05 pm
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, an Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter from Jamaica, reflects on legacy, retirement plans, motherhood, Black beauty and more.
Posted: February 24, 2023, 6:28 pm
Government and sports officials from 35 countries say Russian and Belarusian athletes cannot compete at Olympics under current conditions.
Posted: February 22, 2023, 9:44 pm
A weightlifter from Kazakhstan who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 has been banned for eight years for doping. The Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (WFRK) said Wednesday that Igor Son, who won the bronze in the men's 61-kilogram category in Tokyo, was among six weightlifters from the country to receive doping bans. It was first reported in March 2022 that they had tested positive in samples taken by Kazakhstan's anti-doping authorities.
Posted: February 22, 2023, 9:42 am
As a reigning Olympic champion, Eilidh McIntyre knows what it takes to win a gold medal. That is exactly why she has chosen to retire from Olympic sailing, with just over a year left until Paris 2024. "It makes me feel sick to go to the Games and not be fighting it out for a medal in that last race," McIntyre says simply. "I prefer to just not be there at all."
Posted: February 21, 2023, 8:00 am
The long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympics had us all enthralled in 2021 but thoughts are already turning to the next Summer Games. Following on from London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020, now comes Paris 2024.
Posted: February 20, 2023, 8:21 pm
More than 30 nations released a letter asking the IOC to clarify "neutrality" regarding Russians and Belarusians going back into sports and the Olympics.
Posted: February 20, 2023, 2:22 pm
Olympic champions Katie Ledecky, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Mikaela Shiffrin are among the nominees for this year's Laureus World Sports Awards.
Posted: February 20, 2023, 11:40 am
Michael Norman is switching to the 100m after winning the 400m at the world track and field championships.
Posted: February 17, 2023, 5:00 pm
Eight members of the Los Angeles-based U.S. artistic swimming national team were featured in a commercial that aired during Super Bowl LVII.
Posted: February 17, 2023, 12:17 pm