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IOC gives provisional recognition to Kosovo

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Russian Olympic bobsled champ Zubkov retires

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning Russian bobsledder Alexander Zubkov has announced his retirement at the age of 40.

Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The head of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation.

Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

Norwegian Olympic official to step down next year

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The head of Norway's national Olympic committee has decided to step down next year.

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.

1980 US hockey team to host fantasy camp in Placid

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Several members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team are returning to the scene of their greatest triumph.

Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.