Stories by Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

USOC will decide if it will bid on 20024 Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a decision next week on whether to bid and may even select a city to put forward among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

IOC approves wide-ranging reform package

The IOC approved a wide-ranging reform package, including a more affordable bidding process, creation of an Olympic television channel and a more flexible sports program.
By Stephen Wilson

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

IOC President says 'time to change is now'

MONACO - IOC President Thomas Bach issued a final plea Sunday for members to support his wide-ranging reforms, warning that "we are not living on an island" and the Olympic movement must act now ...
By Stephen Wilson

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

IOC wants sliding events out of South Korea, official says

MONACO - The Inter­national Olympic Committee is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC ...
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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

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