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Former Olympic champion Kiprop gets 4-year doping ban, 2019 April 20

LONDON (AP) - Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop has received a four-year ban for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on Saturday.

The banned blood-boosting hormone EPO was found in the Kenyan athlete's urine sample in an out-of-competition test in 2017.

A disciplinary tribunal panel disputed the 29-year-old Kiprop's contention ...

'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado, 2019 April 18

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known as ...

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June, 2019 April 18

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The Dew Tour contest in Long Beach set for June 13-16 will be the first U.S.-based qualifying event for both park and street competitions. ...

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics, 2019 April 18

TOKYO (AP) - It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games.

"Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday."

The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ...

Olympic silver medalist also has testosterone condition, 2019 April 17

Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels.

Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya in the 800 meters at ...

NBC, LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships, ad time, 2019 April 17

NBC Universal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network's platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028.

The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to the United States for ...

Women's wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Games, 2019 April 16

TOKYO (AP) - The wrestling tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will end with a women's freestyle gold medal match during six of the seven days of competition in various weight classes.

The Tokyo Organizing Committee announced the move on Tuesday, saying it will help ensure "high attendance" for each day ...

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at Tokyo Games, 2019 April 16

TOKYO — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games.

Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's marathon finals go ...