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IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids — including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

Bode Miller has surgery for injured back

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

After months of skiing in pain, Bode Miller elected to undergo outpatient back surgery on Monday and will miss about eight weeks of the World Cup season.

WADA against jail terms for athletes

| |Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

The World Anti-Doping Agency said it is against the imposition of criminal sanctions on cheating athletes despite a tougher code that will come into effect on Jan. 1.

Rio Games need more volunteers; deadline extended

| |Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Organizers of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro are struggling to find enough unpaid volunteers and have extended the registration period for another month.

Violinist to appeal ban over fixed ski races

|Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae plans to file an appeal against her four-year ban from competitive skiing for taking part in fixed races before the Sochi Olympics.

German biathlete's doping ban cut to 6 months

|Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cut German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle's doping ban from two years to six months.

Prosecutors appeal Pistorius conviction, sentence

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

Prosecutors have appealed the conviction and sentence given to South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius.