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Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia | Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm
Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France

Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France

PARIS | Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday and immediately vowed that his victory wouldn't be stripped for doping as Lance Armstrong's were.

July 21, 2013 5:15 pm
Froome effectively wins Tour de France

Froome effectively wins Tour de France

ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France | Chris Froome has two hands firmly on the Tour de France trophy. All that remains is for the British rider to raise it above his head before cheering crowds today in Paris.

July 20, 2013 4:44 pm
Finally, France tastes victory at 100th Tour

Finally, France tastes victory at 100th Tour

L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France | After five grueling hours of riding, as he strained and sweated to victory in an eye-popping Tour de France stage with crowds that turned cycling's most famous climb into a huge and raucous high-mountain party, Christophe Riblon didn't want it to stop.

July 18, 2013 6:55 pm
Froome captures third stage win of Tour De France

Froome captures third stage win of Tour De France

CHORGES, France | Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He's that strong and he's making it look easy.

July 17, 2013 8:58 pm
At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France | Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a thriller on Friday, as exciting and, for the most unfortunate, as decisive as any spectacular day in the mountains.

July 12, 2013 7:30 pm
New Tour de France leader insists he's for real

New Tour de France leader insists he's for real

AX 3 DOMAINES, France | At his first real opportunity, Chris Froome blew away his main Tour de France rivals with a supersonic burst Saturday, a fierce uphill climb that felt a little like the bad old days of Lance Armstrong.

July 06, 2013 4:19 pm
Greipel wins 6th stage, SAfrica's Impey leads Tour

Greipel wins 6th stage, SAfrica's Impey leads Tour

MONTPELLIER, France | Stage 6 of the 100th Tour de France was a textbook demonstration of teamwork.

July 04, 2013 6:00 pm
Just 4 days in, former Tour champ trying to catch up

Just 4 days in, former Tour champ trying to catch up

NICE, France | At the Tour de France, it really isn't a cliche to say that every second counts. As a former winner, Cadel Evans knows that better than most.

July 02, 2013 7:29 pm Photos

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Cool Britannia: London hopes to wow with Olympics opening show

Cool Britannia: London hopes to wow with Olympics opening show

LONDON | London, blow our minds.

July 26, 2012 5:00 pm

IOC votes for 2016 Olympic host

COPENHAGEN | Rio de Janeiro and Chicago both made impassioned appeals to the International Olympic Committee to be chosen later Friday as host of the 2016 Olympics, with President Barack Obama and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, pitting their star power against each other.

October 02, 2009 9:20 am Related
Today's the day: Chicago gets its answer

Today's the day: Chicago gets its answer

COPENHAGEN | In 30 minutes, it will be over. Years of preparations, arm-twisting, sweet-talking and hopes will be rejected or rewarded today when the International Olympic Committee votes to select the host for the 2016 Games.

October 02, 2009 12:00 am Related

2016 Olympic race too close to call ahead of vote

COPENHAGEN | In 30 minutes, it will be over. Years of preparations, arm-twisting, sweet-talking and hopes will be rejected or rewarded Friday when the International Olympic Committee votes to select the host for the 2016 Games.

October 01, 2009 6:05 pm Related

Chicago still favored, with Rio next, for Olympics

COPENHAGEN | The tense and tight battle to host the 2016 Olympics sped toward its climax with Chicago, backed by President Barack Obama's star power, the bookmakers' favorite Thursday after a long, emotional and at times acrimonious campaign.

October 01, 2009 9:00 am

IOC members agonize over 2016 Olympic host city

COPENHAGEN | The International Olympic Committee is familiar with tough decisions. It gambled by giving the games to Beijing and even turned down New York after 9/11.

October 01, 2009 12:00 am

Armstrong easing his way to mountains

CYCLING: TOUR DE FRANCE

July 11, 2003 12:00 am
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