IOC moves closer to letting Russians compete in 2024 Paris Olympics

The IOC has not decided to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Paris Games, but it has opened the door to let them qualify — an important first step.

By Les CarpenterMarch 28, 2023

Ilia Malinin lands quadruple axel, wins bronze at world championships

American skating star Ilia Malinin won a bronze medal at the world championships, the next step for the 18-year-old toward a run at the 2026 Olympics.

By Les CarpenterMarch 25, 2023

World Athletics votes to ban transgender athletes from women’s events

The World Athletics Council will ban transgender athletes from women's events and restrict the eligibility of athletes with sex development differences.

By Les CarpenterMarch 23, 2023

Ilia Malinin, figure skating’s quadg0d, stars at world championships

American skater Ilia Malinin, known for his spectacular quadruple jumps, nailed his short program at the world figure skating championships and is in position to medal.

By Les CarpenterMarch 23, 2023

Dick Fosbury, whose ‘Fosbury Flop’ revolutionized high jump, dies at 76

The crowd in Mexico City laughed at first in 1968. At the end, Mr. Fosbury had a gold medal and changed the high jump forever.

By Brian MurphyMarch 14, 2023

Is USA Powerlifting’s gender policy ‘separate but equal’? The feud rages on.

A judge blasted the organization's plan for a mixed-gender division, ordering it to allow a transgender lifter to compete with women. The group plans to appeal.

By Rick MaeseMarch 14, 2023

For Mikaela Shiffrin, history is ‘liberating,’ but the chase never ends

Mikaela Shiffrin opens herself to unreasonable expectations because she so regularly accomplishes things no one else has — and then tries for more.

By Barry SvrlugaMarch 13, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin breaks Ingemar Stenmark’s record for World Cup victories

Mikaela Shiffin now has 87 World Cup wins after Saturday's victory, passing Ingemar Stenmark for the most by any Alpine skier.

By Cindy BorenMarch 11, 2023

Greta Andersen, Olympic gold medalist and marathon swimmer, dies at 95

After winning a gold medal at the 1948 Olympics, Ms. Andersen became the world’s greatest marathon swimmer, regularly trouncing men.

By Michael S. RosenwaldMarch 2, 2023

Jessie Diggins, already a cross-country skiing icon, makes history again

For Jessie Diggins, pressure is a privilege, and an unprecedented world championship gold medal is the result.

By Barry SvrlugaMarch 2, 2023

Bob Richards, pole vaulter who landed on Wheaties boxes, dies at 97

After winning two gold medals, the ordained minister became the first athlete to appear on a Wheaties box front.

By Michael S. RosenwaldFebruary 28, 2023

ISU joins WADA in continuing to seek ban for Russian skater Kamila Valieva

Latest appeals dispute the Russian agency's ruling that the figure skater bore no fault for her positive test for a banned substance before the Beijing Olympics.

By Les CarpenterFebruary 22, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin parts with longtime coach during world championships

Mike Day had worked with Mikaela Shiffrin since 2016. Shiffrin's pursuit of the all-time number of World Cup victories resumes next month.

By Cindy BorenFebruary 15, 2023

Ukrainian president makes passionate plea to ban Russian athletes from Olympics

Ukrainian President Volyodymyr Zelenskiy urged representatives from 35 countries to push the IOC to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympics.

By Les CarpenterFebruary 10, 2023

USA Boxing to skip world championships, escalating sport’s global issues

The decision will not affect qualifying for Paris Olympics, as dispute over the leadership of the sport's governing body continues.

By Les CarpenterFebruary 8, 2023

Former NFL star Jared Allen wanted to be an Olympian. He chose curling.

Jared Allen is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's also competing at the U.S. curling national championships.

By Barry SvrlugaFebruary 8, 2023

U.S. snowboarders allege sexual abuse by coach, lack of oversight

In a lawsuit, three former athletes say U.S. Ski and Snowboard and USOPC officials overlooked complaints about former coach Peter Foley.

By Les CarpenterFebruary 3, 2023

Ukraine to lobby for ban of Russian athletes from Paris Olympics

“We cannot compromise on the admission of Russian and Belarusian athletes,” Ukrainian Sports Minister Vadym Huttsait said of the 2024 Summer Games.

By Glynn A. HillFebruary 3, 2023

Decorated Olympic swimming coach fired for bullying, harassment

Teri McKeever coached 26 Olympic athletes at the University of California and in 2012 became the first woman to be a head coach for a U.S. Olympic swim team.

By Cindy BorenFebruary 1, 2023

U.S. freestyle skiing gold medalist killed in avalanche in Japan

Kyle Smaine, a world champion in the halfpipe, was backcountry skiing when he was killed.

By Bryan Pietsch, Cindy Boren and Julia Mio InumaJanuary 30, 2023