AP Interview: Polish WADA hopeful touts anti-doping plans, 2019 March 18

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's sports minister says the steps he has taken to fight doping in Poland have given him the experience to become the next head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Witold Banka says that in his three years as minister, he changed the law to start an ...

Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashes, 2019 March 17

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their soccer game abandoned on Sunday after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench inside the stadium.

With tear gas heavily used as police tried to get back ...

Russian doping-test firm denies warning athletes of tests, 2019 March 16

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian doping-test company denies accusations its staff gave athletes advance warning of tests.

The Russian anti-doping agency has alleged that Anti-Doping Initiative's staff tipped off athletes in the sport of powerlifting about what should be no-notice tests and asked them for money.

The company's CEO, Alexei ...

51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuse, 2019 March 15

DENVER (AP) - Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the ...

Russian doping officers accused of warning athletes, 2019 March 15

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian anti-doping inspectors have again been accused of giving athletes advanced warning of what are meant to be surprise drug tests.

Russian anti-doping agency deputy CEO Margarita Pakhnotskaya told The Associated Press on Friday there were "tens" of cases in the sport of powerlifting. The agency is ...

European weightlifting champion Croitoru fails doping test, 2019 March 15

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - European weightlifting champion Florin Ionut Croitoru has tested positive for three different steroids in a retest of his sample from the 2012 Olympics.

The International Weightlifting Federation has suspended the Romanian, who was ninth in the 56-kilogram class at the 2012 Olympics. More than 30 other ...

Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the 'Robot Games', 2019 March 15

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games."

Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.

Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and ...

Riding the wave: Surfers grow up in touching documentary, 2019 March 14

The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul.

That's one of the many takeaways from "Momentum Generation," a beautifully melancholy documentary that is, at its core, about surfers, but speaks every bit as fluently about friendship, loyalty and the price people ...