Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics Statement on Jason Turcotte's Passing

The following statement is attributable to USOC Chief of Paralympics Rick Adams:<p>"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jason Turcotte. As …

Team USA

International Olympic Committee creates advisory panel for cyber security after hack

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Several months after a confidential document in its investigation of Russian doping was hacked and leaked, the IOC has …

Cybersecurity

Australian Olympic Committee chief Coates says victim of 'vindictive' campaign

(Reuters) - Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has said that allegations of bullying leveled against his long-serving lieutenant Mike Tancred are part of a "vindictive" campaign aimed at bringing his 27-year reign to an end.<p>Coates, an International Olympic Committee vice president …

Rio Olympics

IOC DQ's 2 More Track & Field Athletes From London, Beijing Olympics

• is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London …

Rio Olympics

How Sailing (Mis)Treats Its Legends >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The international World Cup Series provides a road map to the Olympic Games, but Ben Remocker, Class Manager for the Olympic Men’s Skiff (49er), …

Sailing

World Sailing Presidential Update – April 2017 >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Kim Andersen<p>World Sailing President Kim Andersen shares some of the progress that has been made and what is to come in the future.<p><b>Sailing and the</b> …

Sailing

Sailing for Tokyo 2020 and Beyond >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Denmark’s Kim Andersen was an unexpected challenger to Carlo Croce for the Presidency of World Sailing. His announcement in September that he was …

Rio Olympics

New renderings show how 2024 Olympic Games would look at Southern California venues

Organizers hoping to bring the 2024 Summer Games to Los Angeles released renderings Friday of what they believe Olympic competition might look like …

Rio Olympics

Chemos says Sumgong doping case is shameful for Kenya

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong's positive doping test is shameful to Kenyan athletes, her fellow runner Milcah Chemos said on Saturday.<p>“It is a big shame to us Kenyan athletes and Kenyans in general," Chemos, the 2013 world 3,000m steeplechase champion told Reuters. "We …

Rio Olympics

Olympic boss' links to multimillion-dollar advertising monopoly

If there is one exchange that sums up the relationship between the Australian Olympic Committee and a little-known company that has long controlled …

Brisbane

Tricia Smith re-elected as Canadian Olympic Committee president

4-time Olympic rower has held role since October 2015<p>​Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith helped calm the waters after the tumultuous …

Rio Olympics

Olympic Champion In 100m Hurdles Suspended For Year Due To Scheduling Snafus

Last summer in Rio, Brianna Rollins led an American sweep of the 100-meter hurdles, winning the gold in 12.48 seconds. Yesterday, an arbitration …

Sports

School for athletes

<b>The Case for Athlete Friendly Education Centres</b><p><b>Michael Carey</b> <i>explains how several IB world schools are now involved in a joint IB/World Academy of</i> …

Education

Liverpool first to answer call for British cities’ 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

• Culture secretary tells British cities to put hands up for event • Liverpool says it will launch ‘innovative vision for Games’<p>Liverpool has launched a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games after the government called on UK cities to formulate plans for how to stage the event after it emerged in …

Cities

Britain asks cities for bids to take over 2022 Commonwealth Games

REUTERS - Britain asked its cities on Friday to draw up detailed plans to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, as it prepared a bid to take over the athletics event from dropped host Durban.<p>The English cities of Liverpool and Birmingham have already expressed an interest - as have Sydney and …

Commonwealth Games

Buenos Aires drops out of running for 2023 PanAm Games

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Buenos Aires is dropping out of the running to host the 2023 Pan American Games and will instead focus on a bid for the event four years later, the president of the Argentine Olympic Committee (COA), Gerardo Werthein, said on Friday.<p>Werthein said the Argentine capital, …

Argentina

Coates tolerated bullying at Olympic Committee says former chief executive

For more than a decade, Fiona de Jong was a key player in Australia's Olympic movement.<p>A lawyer and businesswoman, she ended up chief executive of …

Sport (Australia)

Tickets For First Two Home Games On Sale Friday At 10AM

Individual tickets for the Penguins' first two home games of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs will go on sale Friday at 10 …

Dick's Sporting Goods

90yo vision-impaired athlete overcomes grief to compete in World Masters Games

Joan Solaga is not your average athlete.<p>She has trained hard to overcome some obstacles, but not the kind athletes usually face.<p>She turned 90 in …

Rio Olympics

5 Must-Follow Paralympic Athletes on Instagram Who Inspire Us

Being a top-tier athlete is nothing to underestimate. Being a top-level athlete while living with a disability? That’s inspiring on a whole other …

Olympic Tug of War: Canoe Federation Challenges ISA's Role as SUP's Official Governing Body

Is stand up paddling considered surfing or canoeing? The debate is currently raging in the Olympic world. (photo: ISA)<p>In a major development that …

South Dakotan pole vaulter receives medal from 2008 Olympics

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — An assistant track coach at the University of South Dakota has been awarded a bronze medal for pole vaulting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after the original winner was disqualified for doping.<p>Derek Miles, a three-time Olympian, placed fourth in the pole vaulting event in …

Rio Olympics

Addressing the Issues of Para-Sailing >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Scott Perry and Betsy Alison are two of the many people working tirelessly to ensure sailing’s early return to the Paralympic arena. In the May 2017 …

Sailing

Olympics - 2018 Games torch relay to begin in November

SEOUL (Reuters) - The torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics will begin in South Korea in November and travel 2,018 kilometres around the country before arriving in Pyeongchang to mark the start of the Feb. 9-25 Games, organisers said on Monday.<p>The flame will be lit in Olympia, Greece on Oct. …

Rio Olympics

Olympic Bidding in the Age of Trump and Le Pen

The bidding process to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is turning out to be a lonely affair. With Budapest pulling out of the competition in February, citing disapproval from Hungarian citizens, only Los Angeles and Paris are left in the running.<p>There’s a certain irony to this endgame: the two …

Sports

Tennessee prepares to host SEC softball tournament

Co-head coaches Karen and Ralph Weekly explain why there's no place like Knoxville, which will host the SEC softball championships May …

'We have so much to offer': World Indigenous Games comes to Alberta this summer

Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild advocated for event for 40 years<p>As the driving force behind the World Indigenous Nations Games, having them …

Get your game face on for Panteresports in Barcelona

Meet Jacques Schoofs of Panteres Grogues — the Barcelona sports club that organises the multi-sport event known as Panteresports.<p><b>How many years has</b> …

Rio Olympics

2018 Games torch relay to begin in November

SEOUL (Reuters) - The torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics will begin in South Korea in November and travel 2,018 kilometers around the country before arriving in Pyeongchang to mark the start of the Feb. 9-25 Games, organizers said on Monday.<p>The flame will be lit in Olympia, Greece on Oct. …

Rio Olympics

Loss for AOC president John Coates would be a win for Olympic athletes

Sport has long played a central role in Australian life. Triumphs on the sporting field rank among the most celebrated moments in our history, and …

Rio Olympics