| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:40 AM
BANGKOK (Reuters) - While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking at ways to significantly reduce the costs of staging the Games, Asia's top Olympic official has warned there is unlikely to ever be a dirt-cheap solution.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:16 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - Short track powerhouse South Korea and speed skating masters the Netherlands have agreed to share expertise in the winter sports to boost their medal hopes at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
The Korea Skating Union (KSU) said on...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The Olympics and politics have never made an easy pair, not with a tradition of nations boycotting, or threatening to boycott, the Games.
So it makes sense that the International Olympic Committee would praise a United Nations resolution calling for...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:05 AM
From the moment she first appeared before national media, as the 13-year-old surprise winner of the 2007 U.S. junior figure skating title, listening to Mirai Nagasu always had been a pure pleasure.
Over the next few years, as she won a senior national...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:31 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday security at the 2018 World Cup would be "effective but not intrusive", underlining to his security chiefs the need for subtle measures that will not scare off fans.
At a meeting of...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:40 PM
For the second straight season, the most compelling women's figure skating competition will take place in Sochi, Russia.
Last season, it was the 2014 Winter Olympics.
This season, it is the Russian Championships, where the field should be so deep in...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Alexander Kaptarenko, the Russian athlete who drew international attention by way of endurance and a frozen salmon, has died at 102.
The former table tennis player set an age record by participating in the torch relay for the Sochi Winter Olympics...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 4:08 PM
On the first anniversary of the injury that kept him out of the 2014 Olympics, Russian pairs skater Alexander Smirnov posted before and after pictures to his Facebook page.
The first showed stitches running nearly two feet down his leg from massive...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:48 AM
This could be called the X Games crossed with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
“That’s a fair comparison,” Shaun White was saying during a phone conversation on Thursday afternoon.
The action sports icon and two-time...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:37 AM
After their work at the Sochi Olympics drew widespread praise, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have been promoted to be NBC's primary figure skating commentators, according to Tribune sources familiar with the situation.
Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:57 AM
As the crystal ball on the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains cloudy, two-time loser Mitt Romney appears willing at least to entertain the possibility of trying a third time.
In addition to occasional comments on matters he knows a lot...