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Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics, 2018 November 12

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition announced it was declining a bid invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

According to the coalition's board chairman, ...

Issues galore, resources limited for typical US Olympic org, 2018 November 12

Soon after he accepted the thankless task of trying to rebuild the sprawling, fractured operation at USA Track and Field, Doug Logan received a one-line text from the NBA commissioner at the time, David Stern: "You only take the easy ones."

Logan laughed. Deep down, the former commissioner of Major ...

Louisville fires head coach Bobby Petrino with team 2-8, 2018 November 11

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that includes five blowout losses in which the Cardinals allowed at least 50 points.

The school announced Petrino's dismissal Sunday morning with statement from athletic director Vince Tyra, who said he "did not ...

Former NY environmental official Robert Flacke has died, 2018 November 10

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Robert Flacke, who served as chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency and later was appointed commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, has died at his home in Lake George. He was 85.

Publicist Mark Behan, the family's spokesman, says Flacke died Saturday after ...

Russia risks missing lab access deadline, RUSADA head says, 2018 November 9

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian government risks missing a deadline to allow access to the Moscow laboratory at the center of the country's doping scandals, the head of the country's anti-doping agency said Friday.

A deal between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Russian government allowed the agency, known as ...

Thursday's Sports in Brief, 2018 November 9

OLYMPICS

DENVER (AP) - A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million.

Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open ...

APNewsBreak: Govt Olympic funds not usable for abuse probes, 2018 November 8

DENVER (AP) - A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million.

Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open cases, ...

IOC president has 'serious concerns' about boxing federation, 2018 November 8

ROME (AP) - The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association.

Gafur Rakhimov, who is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list for alleged links to international heroin trafficking, was elected Saturday ...