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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

Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 a stunning success for British sports

For those in Britain who figured the sporting euphoria surrounding the London Games in 2012 would quickly dissipate have been surprised in 2013, shockingly so.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, July 15, 2013

IOC, IAAF say doping cases show drug-system is working

In looking on the bright side of recent doping allegations, IOC and IAAF officials are touting the sophistication of their testing as stars are nabbed by positive tests.
By Stephen Wilson

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Candidates make pitches for IOC presidency

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - One by one, the six candidates took their turn at the podium, trying to drum up support in their bid for the most powerful job in international sports.
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bid cities for 2020 Olympics, presidential candidates to make cases

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - With the voting just more than two months away, the bidding for the 2020 Olympics and the race for the IOC presidency are reaching a pivotal stage.
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Federer stunned at Wimbledon

Roger Federer was one of seven players who have been ranked No. 1 to depart from Wimbledon in a span of about 8½ hours on Wednesday.
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, June 7, 2013

IOC has many pressing issues

With just over three months until the election, the IOC presidential campaign is one of a series of hot-button issues stirring up the Olympic movement.
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wrestling makes short list to return to Olympics

Three months after wrestling got kicked out of the 2020 Olympics, the ancient sport is back in the frame and will compete against baseball-softball and squash for a spot in the games.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, May 27, 2013

Presidency, 2020 sports on agenda at IOC talks

With sports leaders gathering in St. Petersburg, Russia, this week for a global convention, three high-profile campaigns that will set the tone for the future of the Olympic movement will play out ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Security is No. 1 priority at sporting events

LONDON - From London to Sochi to Rio de Janeiro, the deadly bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon raised new concerns Tuesday over safety at major sports events around the world, including the ...
By Stephen Wilson

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tennis takes measures to ensure clean game

Tennis is adopting the biological passport program and increasing the number of blood tests as part of a new anti-doping drive that players themselves have demanded.
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Olympic wrestling fights back

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Facing criticism from around the world, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can save its place in ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

IOC drops wrestling

Wrestling is dropped from Olympics starting with the 2020 Games.
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Unofficial campaign for IOC head proceeds quietly

Three leading contenders all quietly engaged in the so-far unofficial campaign for perhaps the most powerful job in world sports: president of the International Olympic Committee.
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Murray adds to United Kingdom's memorable year

Andy Murray's victory at the U.S. Open caps a spectacular summer for the United Kingdom
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, July 20, 2012

Games casting net on cheaters

Before a starting gun has been fired or a medal awarded, one of the most intense competitions of the London Olympics is already being waged behind the scenes.
By Stephen Wilson

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