Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar charged, 2021 February 25

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was charged Thursday with two dozen crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise.

John Geddert was head coach of the 2012 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team, which won ...

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert charged in Michigan in investigation tied to Larry Nass, 2021 February 25

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert charged in Michigan in investigation tied to Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

Greek PM vows legal overhaul in wake of #MeToo allegations, 2021 February 25

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's prime minister on Thursday promised sweeping changes to the country's laws and labor regulations to combat sexual abuse and misconduct in the wake of an assault allegation made by Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou that has prompted more cases and triggered a nationwide debate.

Semenya taking case to European Court of Human Rights, 2021 February 25

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Caster Semenya is going to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge “discriminatory” rules that prohibit her from competing in certain track events because of her high natural testosterone, her lawyers said Thursday.

The two-time Olympic champion in the 800 meters has already ...

Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics, 2021 February 25

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - There was no fanfare. No iconic announcement.

An Australian push to host the 2032 Olympics was elevated overnight to the status of preferred bid, and the people of Brisbane and southeast Queensland state woke up to the news on Thursday morning.

It’s not a done deal ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay plans to kick off in one month, 2021 February 25

TOKYO (AP) - The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in a month, which should be a sign that the troubled Olympics are on track to begin on July 23.

It was at this stage at the start of the torch relay just under a year ...

Weightlifting risks being dropped from 2024 Paris Olympics, 2021 February 24

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The IOC warned weightlifting’s troubled governing body again on Wednesday the sport faces being dropped from the 2024 Paris Olympics if doping and leadership issues are not dealt with.

The situation at the International Weightlifting Federation “is becoming increasingly serious,” the Olympic body said, citing a failure ...

Australian bid put on IOC fast track to host 2032 Olympics, 2021 February 24

GENEVA (AP) - Did the Australian city of Brisbane just get picked as the host of the 2032 Olympics?

It looked that way Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee named the bid centered on the coastal city in the state of Queensland as its preferred candidate.

The decision by the ...