• Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

    Tom Ramstack, coloradopolitics.com and The Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Olympic officials should do more than “window dressing” as they attempt to end sexual abuse of athletes, Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said during a congressional hearing Wednesday. DeGette, D-Denver, was addressing officials of the Colorado Springs-based...

  • Istanbul to host its 2nd Champions League final in 2020

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the Champions League final for a second time in 2020. Istanbul was chosen over Lisbon by the UEFA executive committee, which will also decide in September whether Turkey or Germany should host the 2024 European...

  • Norwegian minister wants to lead World Anti-Doping Agency

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian government minister Linda Helleland wants to be the next World Anti-Doping Agency president, and its first female leader. Helleland, the agency's vice president since 2016, tells the BBC "there is a need for change." She says she would like to run in next...

  • Hungarian runner and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at the University of Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 86. The school said the Hungarian-born Tabori died at Cedars-Sinai...

  • Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

    EDDIE PELLS , AP National Writer
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes. "I just hope everyone here realizes the time to...

  • Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes. "I just hope everyone here realizes the time to...

  • AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he's not planning another comeback. He's got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make...

  • Michael Phelps Mental Health

    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps arrives to compete in the final of the men's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After revealing the depths of his depression _ and...

  • Olympian sues Colorado Springs-based USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    By PHUONG LE , Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    SEATTLE — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body, based in Colorado Springs, knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a...

  • USOC hires FBI executive as its athlete safety director

    By EDDIE PELLS , AP National Writer
    Updated: Mon, May 21, 2018

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes. Wendy Guthrie comes to the USOC after spending the...

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