The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, sources told The Associated Press.
It’s an issue that comes up in the early days of almost every Olympics: What to do about those empty seats and lack of buzz? It’s the case again in Sochi.
A vote on approving football for the Summer Games could take place as early as 2017, with the possibility of the sport joining the Olympics in 2024.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Kozak did not back down on the issue of the new law, which penalizes anyone who distributes information aimed at persuading minors that “nontraditional” relationships are normal or attractive.
After weeks of tough negotiations, the NHL and its players reached a deal with the International Ice Hockey Federation on Friday to put the season on hold again so the game’s biggest stars can compete in next year’s Olympics in Sochi.
Apparently nothing gets in the way of the International Olympic Committee and its drug-testing policy.
Three months after being dropped from the 2020 program, wrestling took a big step toward keeping its Olympic status.
Several members of the wrestling team at Bergen Catholic in Wycoff, N.J. said they dreamed of one day making it to the Olympics.
IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games.
“If he really loves his sport and wants to regain at least some credibility,” said Thomas Bach, “then he should tell the whole truth and cooperate with the relevant sports bodies.”
New York City residents will once again have to watch the Olympic Games on television from far, far away. But this time around, it’s the United States that is saying no to the summer spectacle.