Stories by Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Oslo drops bid for 2022 Winter Games

Oslo became the latest city to drop its bid for the 2022 Winter Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing Wednesday amid concerns the games were too costly.
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Mickelson wants to improve his Ryder Cup record

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Phil Mickelson is certainly proud to be playing in his U.S. record 10th consecutive Ryder Cup. He'd just rather not be reminded about those other records he holds in golf's ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

IOC has 'more optimism' about readiness of Rio

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The smooth running of the World Cup has lifted the mood of Brazilians and given them the confidence to deliver the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, July 4, 2014

Federer, Djokovic to meet in Wimbledon finals

LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Aussie teen stuns Nadal at Wimbledon

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ukrainian city drops out of race for 2022 Games

LONDON - The Ukrain­i­an city of Lviv withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games on Monday, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race.
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, June 27, 2014

Djokovic survives injury scare

LONDON - Defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame an injury scare to advance at Wimbledon.
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nadal scrambles to pull out victory

LONDON - For a set and a half, Rafael Nadal looked in danger of tumbling out in the first round of Wimbledon for the second year in a row.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, June 23, 2014

Murray begins Wimbledon defense with ease

Andy Murray came onto Centre Court to a standing ovation and walked off to another as he began his Wimbledon title defense Monday with a victory against David Goffin.
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, May 9, 2014

IOC denies report about 2016 Games host

LONDON - The IOC said Friday there is "not a shred of truth" to a British newspaper report that London has been approached about replacing Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympics.
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032

NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games agreement worth $7.75 billion, a surprise deal that shuts out rival American networks and ...
By Stephen Wilson

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Troubleshooter, task forces to tackle Rio delays

BELEK, Turkey - The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter and several task forces to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays ...
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

German biathlete, Italian bobsledder ejected from Olympics for doping

In the first instances of positive tests for banned substances at the Sochi Games, a German biathlete and Italian bobsledder have been ejected from Olympics for doping.
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Bach eager for Games to begin

IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday he is eager for the Sochi Games to begin after so many months of security concerns and critiques of the host country. Bach said he anticipates a "spectacular ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Putin ignores hard questions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been playing up a soft image, but continues to ignore the hard questions that have dogged the Sochi Games now for months.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Bach is sure Olympics will go smoothly

SOCHI, Russia - Heavy security and Russia's anti-gay law should not detract from the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Threats hamper Sochi ticket sales

LONDON — What if they held an Olympics and nobody came? Travel concerns and recent threats from Islamic terrorists have hampered ticket sales for the Sochi Games.
By Stephen Wilson

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

New IOC president is moving fast

LONDON - The International Olympic Committee is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing - considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the games.
By Stephen Wilson

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

New IOC President is moving fast

LONDON - Setting out the Olympic priorities for his new administration, IOC President Thomas Bach convened a summit of sports leaders Sunday to review the fight against doping, match-fixing and ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

German Bach elected IOC president

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach, the longtime favorite, defeated five other candidates in the secret ballot for the most influential job in international sports, keeping the presidency of ...
By Stephen Wilson
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