STEPHEN WILSON

Doping summit to tackle further measures ahead of Rio Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - With a ban on Russia's track and field athletes already in place, Olympic leaders are looking at further anti-doping measures ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games. Read more

Rio seeks to allay concerns with Olympics just two months away

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Seeking to allay political, economic and health concerns as the games approach, Brazilian organizers... Read more

Rio problems, doping issues, refugee athletes on IOC agenda

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of troubling issues to deal with this week. The Zika virus, unfinished venues and political chaos in Brazil. Read more

IOC: Russia faces range of sanctions if doping proven

LONDON - The latest allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia could lead to suspension of entire national federations, heavy fines and lifetime Olympic bans, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday. Read more

IOC retests Beijing drug samples ahead of Rio

LONDON - Armed with enhanced techniques, the IOC is retesting hundreds of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to weed out drug cheats before they can compete in this year's Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read more

Sharapova guilty of 'willful negligence'

LONDON — Maria Sharapova was guilty of “willful negligence” for using meldonium, and international tennis officials were aware... Read more

IOC to remove itself from doping cases

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — In a major change in the handling of positive drug tests at the Olympics, the IOC agreed Tuesday to... Read more

IOC to audit money to international federations

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC will launch an independent auditing of the money it gives to sports organizations in a bid to prevent the type of corruption scandals that have engulfed the governing bodies of soccer and track and field. Read more

LA mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

LONDON - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time "to bring the Olympics back home" to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades. Read more

Williams wins to secure Serena Slam

LONDON — Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy... Read more

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