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Nation May 08AP report: 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports applied for PPP funds
At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system.
World Apr 07Athletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spots
The IOC postponed the games by a year due to the new coronavirus. They'll now be held July 23 through Aug. 8 next year. The new deadline for qualifying is June 29, 2021.
World Mar 24Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Mar 1551 women sue U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to stop Nassar abuse
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the late 1990s. One of the victims was 8 years old.
World Jan 22Doping agency forgives Russia, but says more work needed
The World Anti-Doping Agency agreed to keep Russia's anti-doping operation in business after receiving much-sought-after lab data that could be used to prosecute hundreds of cheaters. But the decision came with a warning: Fool us again, and we can bar…
Nation Dec 20House panel finds U.S. Olympic officials valued image over safety amid sex abuse
The report acknowledges the changes that have come since Nassar's crimes were exposed. But it criticizes the lack of conformity among the organizations, noting some didn't use background checks or publish banned lists.
Nation Dec 10U.S. Olympic Committee fires official over his silence in Larry Nassar case
An independent report released Monday that said neither Alan Ashley nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them.
Nation Nov 09Government Olympic funds not usable for sex abuse probes
According to the rules of the Justice Department grant awarded last month, it must all be directed toward prevention and education programs, and for auditing national governing bodies' work in sex-abuse prevention.
Nation Nov 05U.S. Olympic committee moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar sexual abuse scandal
USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland said that the challenges facing USA Gymnastics are more than it is capable of overcoming.
World Jul 12Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal
Unsure of their prospects for more than two weeks while they awaited rescue, the kids and their coach found themselves in a life-and-death struggle that placed an acute focus on the value of teamwork, positive attitude and strong leadership.