OLYMPICS

With doping ban set to end, Russia finds itself even more of an outcast

The country's two-year suspension from global competition is scheduled to end Dec. 17, but it has a long way to go to regain the trust of the sports world.

By Les CarpenterNovember 29, 2022
Perspective

Nearing history, Mikaela Shiffrin is still pursuing perfection

Alpine skier is closing in on the career World Cup records of Lindsey Conn and Ingemar Stenmark, but practice is what keeps her going.

By Barry SvrlugaNovember 25, 2022

In this World Cup ski season, climate change is winning

With less snow and faster melting, athletes see a future, and a planet, in peril.

By Barry SvrlugaNovember 18, 2022

Kamila Valieva’s case heads to court with WADA frustrated with Russia

Following months of apparent inactivity and with Olympic team medals in limbo, anti-doping officials appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

By Les CarpenterNovember 14, 2022

U.S. Paralympic champion sexually abused teammate, lawsuit alleges

As the investigation into allegations against Robert Griswold continues, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee placed two staff members on administrative leave.

By Rick MaeseNovember 12, 2022

U.S. gymnasts Jade Carey, Brody Malone cap worlds with gold medals

The U.S. team also captured four other medals this weekend during the final stage of the event in Liverpool, England.

By Emily GiambalvoNovember 6, 2022

Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade soars to all-around title at gymnastics worlds

Her meteoric rise continued at the world championships, where she topped American Shilese Jones and Jessica Gadirova of Britain.

By Emily GiambalvoNovember 3, 2022

U.S. women gymnasts win sixth straight world championships team gold

With Russia still barred from international competition, the Americans finished well ahead of Britain and Canada.

By Emily GiambalvoNovember 1, 2022

50 years later, the chaotic end of a U.S.-USSR basketball game still stings

A half-century ago, the Soviet Union stunned the United States in a controversy-marred men’s basketball game to claim the Olympic gold medal.

By Frederic J. FrommerOctober 19, 2022

Boston Marathon winner Diana Kipyokei suspended for doping

Diana Kipyokei faces a ban and the loss of her 2021 Boston Marathon title over a positive drug test and claims that she tried to obstruct an investigation.

By Matt BonesteelOctober 14, 2022

Boxing’s governing body nixes new election, jeopardizing Olympic future

Russia's Umar Kremlev remains president of the International Boxing Association.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 27, 2022

In Berlin, Keira D’Amato represents evolution of U.S. women’s marathoning

When Keira D'Amato lines up at Sunday's Berlin Marathon, she will be in an unusual position for an American — the favorite.

By Meg KellySeptember 24, 2022

Corruption charges and contested elections: The fight to save Olympic boxing

Will boxing get knocked out of the Games? This weekend's leadership vote may be key to its future.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 23, 2022

U.S. figure skater Ilia Malinin lands first quad axel in competition

Rising American skating star Ilia Malinin landed the first quadruple axel ever in competition Wednesday during his first event of the season at Lake Placid, N.Y.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 14, 2022

Despite objections, WADA set to keep ban on marijuana for Olympians

A year outrage in the wake of U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's positive test keeping her from Tokyo, global doping agency is expected to maintain policy.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 14, 2022

Usain Bolt files trademark application for his iconic victory pose

The retired sprinter wants to use a silhouette of the image on clothing, sunglasses, jewelry, bags, restaurants and a retail shop.

By Cindy BorenAugust 24, 2022

Konnor McClain, newly confident, is U.S. gymnastics all-around champion

In a tight field missing Simone Biles, the 17-year-old McClain rises above the rest.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 21, 2022

Brody Malone remains atop U.S. gymnastics with second all-around title

Behind Malone, veteran Donnell Whittenburg and newcomer Asher Hong completed impressive weekends.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 21, 2022

Minus Simone Biles’s dominance, race for U.S. gymnastics title is wide open

Shilese Jones, a 20-year-old who has never competed at the world championships or the Olympics, emerged as the headliner in Tampa.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 19, 2022

For female gymnasts, college doesn’t mean the end of elite careers

Competing in college once meant giving up on Olympic pursuits. For a variety of reasons, that's no longer the case.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 19, 2022