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Ski events canceled at 2022 Beijing Olympic venues, 2020 December 4

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) - The International Ski Federation canceled several events in China on Friday that were supposed to test the venues for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, including next year’s snowboarding world championships.

FIS cited travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, “including a current mandatory 14-day quarantine for all international ...

Tokyo Olympics delay costs may reach $2.8 billion, 2020 December 4

TOKYO (AP) - The cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion, according to figures released Friday by the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo city government and Japan’s national government.

The numbers are in line with estimates that have been made in Japan since the ...

Parkour group urges IOC to reject its sport from Olympics, 2020 December 4

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Organizers of the sport of parkour urged the IOC on Tuesday to reject adding the obstacle course-style street-running event to the 2024 Paris Olympics because of a dispute with the governing body of gymnastics.

The Parkour Earth group has for years opposed what it calls a “hostile ...

Sorenstam elected president of International Golf Federation, 2020 December 3

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Annika Sorenstam was elected president of the International Golf Federation on Thursday, replacing the outgoing Peter Dawson.

Sorenstam, a 72-time winner on the LPGA Tour and former No. 1, will take up the position on Jan. 1. The Swede was elected during the IGF's virtual board ...

Madrid says pandemic cost club more than 100 million euros, 2020 December 2

MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid lost more than 100 million euros ($120 million) in income because of the coronavirus pandemic, the club said on Wednesday.

Madrid said the impact of the pandemic represented a 13-percent reduction in income for the 2019-20 season. It closed with a profit of 313,000 euros ...

Gwen Berry wins humanitarian award, insists US can do better, 2020 December 2

Gwen Berry won a humanitarian award Wednesday for raising social justice issues in the United States - a journey that began in 2019 when she raised her fist on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games during the national anthem.

Berry, the 31-year-old hammer thrower, won the Toyota Humanitarian Award, ...

Curling will go to Calgary 'bubble' for big 2021 events, 2020 December 2

Curling officials say they will try to create a pandemic-free “bubble” environment in Canada that will allow the sport to proceed with many of its biggest tournaments in 2021.

The men’s world championships, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Tim Hortons Brier and the Canadian mixed doubles championships will all ...

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86, 2020 December 2

LOS ANGELES — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86.

He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of ...