Final word on Rita Jeptoo's positive doping test should arrive soon

5 days ago

Rita Jeptoo - winner of the 2013 and 2014 Chicago and Boston marathons - tested positive for EPO earlier this year. The test results of her backup "B" sample are expected this week, and with them word on the $500,000 prize Jeptoo won when she claimed the World Marathon Majors title. Read more ...

Names of Rio mascots announced

5 days ago

The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom. Read more ...

Rome announces 2024 Olympic bid

5 days ago

Italy announced Monday that Rome will be a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics, a decision that comes two years after the government scrapped plans to bid for the 2020 Games because of financial reasons. Read more ...

Richardson wins skating double

6 days ago

Heather Richardson won the speedskating World Cup 1,500 and 500 meter races Sunday to add to her victory a day earlier in the 1,000. Read more ...

Elana Meyers Taylor leads U.S. sweep

7 days ago

Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherelle Garrett set both the track and start records in winning the opening women's World Cup bobsled race of the season Saturday, and leading an American sweep of the medal spots. Read more ...