Stories by Stephen Wilson

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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

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Bach favored to be next IOC president

Thomas Bach, of Germany, goes into today's International Olympic Committee vote as the strong favorite among the field of six candidates vying to become the next IOC president, the most powerful ...
By Stephen Wilson

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Wrestling voted back onto the Olympic program

The IOC, in a move that was expected, has voted the sport of wrestling back onto the Olympic program.
By Stephen Wilson

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

IOC picks Tokyo for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Rogge's reign nearing end

With three major votes on the agenda, Olympic leaders begin weeklong meetings Wednesday that will bring a close to Jacques Rogge's 12-year reign as IOC president.
By Stephen Wilson

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Russia says gays won't face discrimination during Olympics

Russia has offered assurances in a letter to the International Olympic Committee that gay athletes won't face discrimination at the Sochi Games, while standing firm that its law against ...
By Stephen Wilson

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013

Entertainment world joins outcry against Russia's anti-gay law

LONDON - From Hollywood to Broadway, the entertainment industry is using its star power and financial muscle to raise a storm of protest over the anti-gay legislation in Russia that is battering ...
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, Aug 5, 2013

IOC tries to resolve anti-gay issue

IOC presidential candidate Ng Ser Miang says 'quiet diplomacy' is at work on Russian anti-gay law controversy.
By Stephen Wilson
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