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Russian track and field barred from Rio Games

Russian track and field barred from Rio Games

Ban believed to be the first of its kind

WADA declares Russian anti-doping agency noncompliant

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

WADA declares Russian anti-doping agency noncompliant

Leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency have declared Russia's anti-doping agency out of compliance.

Russia faces Olympic ban after hugely critical doping report

GENEVA

Russia faces Olympic ban after hugely critical doping report

Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country's government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups.

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.

Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue.

LAKE PLACID

2 parades set for Adirondacks' Winter Olympians

Two parades are scheduled for later this month in the Adirondacks to honor the region's athletes who competed at the Winter Olympics in Russia, including medal winners Andrew Weibrecht and Erin Hamlin.

LAKE PLACID

Saranac Lake and Lake Placid planning Olympic parades

Parades are being planned for the Adirondack Mountain villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to honor local Olympic athletes after they return home.

Sochi cleans up as world leaves Olympics behind

SOCHI, Russia

Sochi cleans up as world leaves Olympics behind

By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday.

Holcomb hits lucky 62 again

Steven Holcomb might as well be driving USA-62. Seems like that’s his lucky number at the Olympics.

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia — Flushed with pride after its athletes’ spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

Hockey-crazed Canadians celebrate Olympic gold

TORONTO

Hockey-crazed Canadians celebrate Olympic gold

Hockey-crazed Canadians from coast to coast thought nothing of an early morning start and streamed into bars on Sunday to watch and celebrate Team Canada capturing Olympic gold.

Finland routs US 5-0 for bronze in Olympic hockey

SOCHI, Russia

Finland routs US 5-0 for bronze in Olympic hockey

The Finnish Flash finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory.

Mario Matt of Austria wins Olympic slalom

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia

Mario Matt of Austria wins Olympic slalom

Mario Matt was a surprise winner as he became the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history, edging pre-race favorite and teammate Marcel Hirscher.

US teen Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic slalom gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia

US teen Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic slalom gold

Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom.

One goal is all Canadians need

For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the brink of gold again.

SOCHI, Russia

German biathlete, Italian bobsledder test positive

A top German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday in the first doping cases of the Winter Games.

Hail the Viktor: Ahn wins 2 short track golds

SOCHI, Russia

Hail the Viktor: Ahn wins 2 short track golds

Viktor Ahn was already a Russian citizen. At the Sochi Olympics, he was embraced as a national hero by his adopted country.

Dutch clinch 22nd speedskating medal in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia

Dutch clinch 22nd speedskating medal in Sochi

One orange-clad team set an Olympic record and another assured the Netherlands of at least a 22nd speedskating medal at the Sochi Games.

Going for gold: Olympic ad winners and losers

NEW YORK

Going for gold: Olympic ad winners and losers

The pressure to win during the 2014 Sochi Olympics is nearly as intense for marketers as it is for the athletes themselves.

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