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After Sochi, what's next for Winter Olympics?

SOCHI, Russia | The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone – should anyone – try to top that?

February 20, 2014 4:01 am Related
No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

SOCHI, Russia | South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics say there have been no talks with North Korea about forming a joint team for the games.

February 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympic tickets

LONDON | What if they held an Olympics and nobody came?

January 21, 2014 7:00 pm
IOC to spend $20M to fight doping, match-fixing

IOC to spend $20M to fight doping, match-fixing

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.

December 15, 2013 9:00 pm
IOC to choose 2020 host, new president and 1 sport

IOC to choose 2020 host, new president and 1 sport

Rarely, if ever, has so much been on the line at a single Olympic meeting.

September 01, 2013 7:00 pm
Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

LONDON | Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.

June 26, 2013 6:00 pm
Rogge praises wrestling's changes

Rogge praises wrestling's changes

LONDON | Wrestling's governing body has "reacted well" and made the necessary changes to give the sport a chance of saving its place in the Olympics, IOC President Jacques Rogge said.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lance Armstrong stripped of Olympic bronze medal

Lance Armstrong stripped of Olympic bronze medal

LONDON | On the day he went public with an admission of doping after years of denials, Olympic officials disclosed one more embarrassment for Lance Armstrong: He was stripped of a bronze medal won at the 2000 Sydney Games.

January 17, 2013 5:43 pm

No deal: U.S., IOC still lack agreement on revenue

LONDON | Despite nearly a year of negotiations, international and U.S. Olympic leaders have been unable to resolve a long-running financial dispute that is blocking any American bid for the games.

December 02, 2011 7:30 pm
Forte runs for 145 yards, Bears beat Bucs 24-18

Forte runs for 145 yards, Bears beat Bucs 24-18

WEMBLEY, England | A long journey across the Atlantic wasn't about to slow down Matt Forte.

October 23, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

Photos

London calling: One year to go until 2012 Olympics

London calling: One year to go until 2012 Olympics

The London Olympics will open just over a year from now, amid the stunning and historic backdrops of the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace — all the monuments that make this city one of the world's most popular destinations.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am
Olympic Countdown: 1 year to go to London Olympics

Olympic Countdown: 1 year to go to London Olympics

LONDON | The London Olympics will open just over a year from now, amid the stunning and historic backdrops of the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace — all the monuments that make this city one of the world's most popular destinations.

July 23, 2011 7:30 pm
South Korea's Pyeongchang awarded 2018 Winter Olympics

South Korea's Pyeongchang awarded 2018 Winter Olympics

DURBAN, South Africa | Persistence paid off for the South Korean city of Pyeongchang.

July 06, 2011 10:00 pm

Nadal beats Murray in straight sets to reach final

WIMBLEDON, England | Rafael Nadal is back in the Wimbledon final for the fourth time in his last four appearances, while Britain's 74-year wait for a homegrown men's champion goes on.

July 02, 2010 2:56 pm
IOC strips 2000 Games bronze from China, USA takes medal

IOC strips 2000 Games bronze from China, USA takes medal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | China was stripped of a bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Wednesday for fielding an underage gymnast, with that women's team medal now going to the United States.

April 28, 2010 11:35 am

Olympic luger from Georgia dies after crash

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | A men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash on a track that is the world's fastest and has raised safety concerns among competitors. A tearful IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death hours before the opening ceremony…

February 12, 2010 2:22 pm

Obama writes IOC members backing Chicago 2016 bid

LONDON | President Barack Obama has written to International Olympic Committee members promising the United States would "welcome the world with open arms" if Chicago is awarded the 2016 Summer Games.

September 22, 2009 9:15 am

The final stretch

BERLIN | Patrick Ryan has traveled tens of thousands of miles, crisscrossed time zones and wandered through countless hotel lobbies -- all in search of support for Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics.

August 22, 2009 12:00 am

Serena tops Venus in Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England | Serena Williams fell to her knees on the grass, eyes closed, arms raised, and threw back her head. After six years, it was her turn to hold up the Venus Rosewater Dish again.

July 04, 2009 12:00 am
Chicago leads off presentations to IOC members

Chicago leads off presentations to IOC members

LAUSANNE, Switzerland | The four cities bidding for the 2016 Olympics took their case directly to the voters on Wednesday, stressing the backing of their government leaders and promising financial security for their multi-billion-dollar projects.

June 17, 2009 12:00 am

Obama win boosts Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid

LONDON | Barack Obama's election as president could prove crucial in another campaign -- the race for the 2016 Olympics.

November 06, 2008 12:00 am

More All England upsets as women's top seed out

WIMBLEDON, England | Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic was knocked out in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday by 133rd-ranked Zheng Jie of China, extending a spate of stunning upsets at the All England Club.

June 28, 2008 12:00 am

Chicago among 4 finalists for 2016 Summer Olympics

ATHENS, Greece | Getting to the final phase was one thing. Now, Chicago has some hard work ahead to overcome weaknesses in its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

June 05, 2008 12:00 am

Will Chicago make Olympic shortlist?

ATHENS, GREECE | Just two months before the Beijing Games, the IOC is turning its attention to the Olympics eight years away.

June 04, 2008 12:00 am

Henman bows out in another 5-setter on Centre Court

WIMBLEDON, England | It's an annual rite of the British summer: Tim Henman battling in a five-set match on Centre Court. This time, it felt like the end of an era.

June 29, 2007 12:00 am

Venus Williams avoids upset bid

PRO TENNIS | WIMBLEDON

June 27, 2007 12:00 am

Doping probes hit sports

LONDON | Cycling's newest champion. The Olympic men's 100-meter gold medalist. Baseball's record-setting slugger. What these American stars have in common is nothing to cheer about -- they're all under the cloud of doping.

July 31, 2006 12:00 am

Federer beats Nadal for fourth straight Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England | Nobody can stop Roger Federer on grass.

July 10, 2006 12:00 am

Mauresmo beats Henin-Hardenne for Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England | This time, Amelie Mauresmo didn't lose her nerve. She held it.

July 09, 2006 12:00 am

Federer, Nadal in Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England | It's Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in another Grand Slam final.

July 08, 2006 12:00 am

Wimbledon's jammed exits: Agassi, Venus Williams, Roddick all lose

WIMBLEDON, England | First, a tearful Andre Agassi bowed out of Wimbledon for the final time.

July 02, 2006 12:00 am

Four big names erased from Wimbledon

PRO TENNIS | 2006 WIMBLEDON

July 01, 2006 12:00 am

Comebacks are for Venus

PRO TENNIS | WIMBLEDON

June 30, 2006 12:00 am

Federer routs Henman; top women win in a breeze

WIMBLEDON, England | The top women were in a big hurry at Wimbledon on Wednesday. So was Roger Federer.

June 29, 2006 12:00 am

Baseball, softball dropped for 2012 Olympics

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Baseball and softball were tossed out of the Olympics for the 2012 London Games on Friday.

July 08, 2005 12:00 am

Federer, Hewitt lead way into quarters

PRO TENNIS: WIMBLEDON

June 29, 2004 12:00 am

Fifty years later, Bannister's run lives on

RUNNING

May 02, 2004 12:00 am

IOC wants to be in good hands

OLYMPICS

April 20, 2004 12:00 am

Shaky defense aside, Howard keeps winning

PRO SOCCER

February 11, 2004 12:00 am

Source: Track athlete tested positive for THG

TRACK AND FIELD

November 22, 2003 12:00 am

USOC confirms Jerome Young doping case

OLYMPICS: IOC MEETINGS

September 26, 2003 12:00 am

USOC says 24 Olympic medalists had positive tests

OLYMPICS

September 25, 2003 12:00 am

Caffeine, Sudafed may be dropped from banned list

OLYMPICS

September 18, 2003 12:00 am

IOC leans toward Vancouver for 2010

2010 OLYMPICS

June 29, 2003 12:00 am

Going the distance

RUNNING

April 13, 2003 12:00 am

A scandal here, a scandal there ..

OLYMPICS

August 25, 2002 12:00 am

Hewitt ends Henman's run

PRO TENNIS: WIMBLEDON

July 06, 2002 12:00 am
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