Olympics

9:29 AM ET Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland — In the first formal disqualification of a Tokyo Olympics athlete for doping, Russian Igor Polyanskiy has been banned for three years, World Triathlon said Thursday. Polyanskiy, 31, admitted doping with EPO, an endurance boosting hormone, ahead of the Olympics and is banned until near the conclusion of
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4:32 PM ET Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — – Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Boylen’s team will be composed primarily of G League players, and the roster is yet to be finalized. The team will train
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5:58 AM ET Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — Hours before Tuesday’s handover of the Olympic flame for the 2022 Winter Olympics, human rights activists urged international governments, sponsors and athletes to boycott what they called China’s “genocide games,” as Greek officials handed over the Olympic flame to 2022 Beijing Winter Games organizers. Activist groups, which
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Oct 18, 2021 Associated Press ANCIENT OLYMPIA. Greece — Three activists protesting human rights abuses in China broke into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was being held Monday and ran toward the newly lit torch holding a Tibetan flag and a banner that read “No genocide
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6:57 AM ET Associated Press A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape teeming with cases of sexual
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7:30 AM ET Associated Press ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece — A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal. It was the second blip of the day, after two protesters were detained on the
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4:10 PM ET Associated Press First things first for Mikaela Shiffrin: She is certain she wants to participate in every individual women’s Alpine ski race at the Beijing Olympics. The 26-year-old from Colorado also knows that was her aim for the last Winter Games — and things did not quite work out according to plan
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2:49 AM ET Kenyan police have arrested the husband of Olympic distance runner Agnes Tirop as the investigation into her death continues, authorities have confirmed. Tirop, 25, was found stabbed multiple times in her home in Iten, Kenya, on Wednesday. Emmanuel Rotich, her husband, was detained in Mombasa on Thursday, George Kinoti, the director of
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12:34 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in Olympic track and
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Oct 14, 2021 Kenyan police said on Thursday they were asking the husband of distance runner Agnes Tirop, a two-time World Championship bronze medallist who was found dead at her home, to come forward. Police said on Wednesday that Tirop appeared to have been stabbed in the neck with a knife. The 25-year-old represented Kenya
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7:49 AM ET Tour de France organisers have designed a highly treacherous route for the men’s 2022 edition which will feature rides in gusting winds, cobblestones and punishing mountain stages. The race will start with a 13km individual time trial in Copenhagen before the second stage takes the peloton over the 18km Great Belt bridge.
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7:25 AM ET The women’s Tour de France (TDF) will be revived next year and Christian Prudhomme, cycling director at Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), said he hoped the race would survive him. The women’s Tour has not been held since 1989 and will this year start from Paris and end eight days later at the
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1:14 PM ET In the U.S. soccer ecosystem, there are no shortage of cities claiming to be the “home” of the sport in this country. Portland dubs itself “Soccer City, U.S.A.,” for starters. Washington, D.C., has held its share of memorable matches at the soon-to-be-demolished RFK Stadium, while fans in Seattle; Kansas City, Missouri; and
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11:54 PM ET Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Distance runner Mary Cain, whose career fizzled after what she has called four miserable years at the Nike Oregon Project, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and their employer, Nike. Cain accused Salazar of emotionally abusing her when she joined the
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11:37 AM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Kenya’s Benson Kipruto won the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon on Monday when the race returned from a 30-month absence with a smaller, socially distanced feel and moved from the spring for the first time in its 125-year history. Although organizers put runners through COVID-19 protocols and asked spectators to
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The words “coming out” represent a nearly universal experience, and often a defining moment, for members of the LGBTQ+ community. For Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, ESPN spoke to 17 out athletes from around the world about their journeys. Athletes from Argentina to Australia, America to Africa, and many other places between, shared details
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12:37 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Seifu Tura Abdiwak of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya won Sunday in the return of the Chicago Marathon, which was scrapped last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Abdiwak, who placed sixth in the Chicago race in 2019, finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 12 seconds. Galen Rupp
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2:10 PM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — The World Anti-Doping Agency has revoked the Moscow laboratory’s license to test samples in a new twist in the long-running Russian doping saga, WADA said Saturday. WADA’s executive committee voted Friday to strip the Moscow facility of its approved status, citing “the laboratory personnel’s manipulation of data,” which
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