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Former investigator calls WADA's Russia decision 'cowardly', 2018 November 17

At the same time the World Anti-Doping Agency announced changes to its governance structure, the agency's former lead investigator wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency came via a "cowardly" process that betrayed clean athletes.

Jack Robertson, ...

USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns, 2018 November 16

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.

The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body for the sport amid ...

With win over All-Stars, Japan builds for 2020 Olympic gold, 2018 November 16

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) - Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team's chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Japan won the six-game exhibition series 5-1 against an ...

Coyotes hire Olympian Lyndsey Fry for adviser's role, 2018 November 15

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Coyotes have hired former Olympian Lyndsey Fry as a special adviser to team President and CEO Ahron Cohen.

The 26-year-old Fry, who grew up in Chandler, Arizona, will also be a brand ambassador for the NHL club.

Fry helped the U.S. women's hockey team ...

Government offers to help Milan-Cortina bid for 2026 Games, 2018 November 15

ROME (AP) - Enjoying its status as the leading contender to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid has received another boost with a funding promise from the Italian government.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said if "private funding isn't enough, we'll make the final push" to cover the ...

Weightlifting record-holder Lin banned 8 years for doping, 2018 November 15

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - A former world record-holding weightlifter has been banned for eight years in a doping case which caused confusion at the 2016 Olympics.

Lin Tzu-Chi of Taiwan held the world record in the women's 63-kilogram category ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but was suddenly ...

Moscow doping lab to be opened for WADA visit, 2018 November 15

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) - Russia will allow an international delegation to inspect its shuttered drug-testing lab this month, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie said Thursday.

The visit is part of a deal between WADA and the Russian government which allowed the country's anti-doping agency to be reinstated in September, ...

Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer, 2018 November 15

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.

Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying ...