Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects

Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption. Read more »



Column: Where Leicester fits in sports' history of underdogs

On the list of improbabilities, just behind hell freezing over and pigs taking to the air was Leicester winning the Premier League. That, at least, is how things seemed nine months ago, at the... Read more »

April 30, 2016


Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city, killing at least 2

A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two people. Read more »

April 21, 2016


Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games

The flame for South America's first Olympics was kindled Thursday at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey that will culminate with the August 5... Read more »

April 21, 2016


Rio officials confident of measures in place against Zika

Rio de Janeiro Olympic officials are confident that measures in place will protect visitors from the Zika virus when the games open in less than four months. Read more »

April 14, 2016


Doug Robinson: How a BYU professor used math to help him qualify for U.S. Olympic marathon team

Jared Ward, an adjunct statistics professor at BYU, did his master's thesis on the optimal pace strategy of marathon running, then executed his findings perfectly to earn a spot on the Olympic team... Read more »

April 12, 2016


Olympic venues nearly ready for TV; big worries elsewhere

Olympic inspectors are taking their final look this week at Rio de Janeiro's preparations. Read more »

April 10, 2016


Rio Mayor: 'No graft charges against city' tied to Olympics

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes says the city's preparations for the South America's first Olympics have not been touched by the spreading corruption scandal that is gripping Brazil. Read more »

April 7, 2016


Prosecutors move to dismiss domestic violence charges against Picabo Street

Prosecutors filed a motion Thursday to dismiss misdemeanor domestic violence charges against skier and Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, saying the case would be handled better in a "civil or... Read more »

March 25, 2016


Spokesman: Rio 'confident' games untouched by graft scandal

A spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says he's "confident" the sprawling corruption scandal engulfing Brazil won't touch projects connected to South America's first games. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Amy Donaldson: Acknowledging life's unfairness isn't defeat — it allows us to focus

Acknowledging life's unfairness isn't accepting defeat. It's understanding that how we focus our energy determines whether or not we triumph in spite of our circumstances or remain a captive of... Read more »

March 13, 2016


U. doctor to lead panel advising Olympians on infectious diseases

A University of Utah Health Care doctor was named Friday as the chairwoman of a panel formed to advise the U.S. Olympic Committee about the risks of infectious disease at the 2016 Olympics in Rio... Read more »

March 4, 2016

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IOC identifies potential refugee athletes for Rio Games

The IOC has identified 43 potential candidates for a special team of refugee athletes who will compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

March 2, 2016


Spanish gold medalist believes she contracted Zika in Rio

Spanish Olympic gold medalist Marina Alabau says she got Zika while training in Brazil in December, suffering painful symptoms in an experience that the wind surfer said won't stop her from... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016


Judge sets May trial date for Picabo Street in domestic violence case

Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street is headed for a May trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges after she turned down a plea deal in the Utah case, her lawyer said Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016


Former BYU, Davis High runner Jared Ward earns spot on U.S. Olympic Team

Jared Ward, who graduated from Davis High and BYU, finished third in Saturday's U.S. Olympic marathon trials. He will represent the U.S. in the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. Judge has two alumni in... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2016


Carli Lloyd's late goal gives United States 1-0 win over Mexico

Carli Lloyd scored off a rebound of her own penalty kick in the 86th minute and the United States beat Mexico 1-0 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016


Committee OKs resolution encouraging return of Olympics to Utah

A resolution that would encourage bringing the Olympics back to Utah is one step closer to passing the Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016


Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016


Photo gallery: Finalists for the snowboard halfpipe at the Park City Grand Prix

Seven snowboarders qualified Thursday at the Park City Grand Prix for the finals that will take place Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016


Maddie Bowman uses program at Westminster to excell in the halfpipe and in education

Maddie Bowman rises above the halfpipe through education Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016


Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016


Budapest city council approves venues for 2024 Olympic bid

Budapest's city council on Wednesday approved the list of venues to be included in its bid for the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016


Former Olympic downhill champ Bill Johnson dies at age of 55

Bill Johnson, the first American skier to win an Olympic downhill title, has died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was 55. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016


Olympian Jessica Smith-Kooreman among 3 skaters earning U.S. national titles in short track

Olympian Jessica Smith-Kooreman earned the women’s 1,500-meter championship with an impressive performance in which she won both the semifinal heat and the finals. John Henry Krueger won both... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016


Utahn Steven Holcomb helps U.S. to World Cup bobsled sweep

Jamie Greubel-Poser's day could have been doomed just as it started, when teammate Cherelle Garrett slipped pushing their sled as their first run was getting underway. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016


U.S. short track speed skaters competing for national titles at Utah Olympic Oval

Olympians and Olympic hopefuls will return to the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns this weekend as the U.S. short track skaters compete in the national championships. The races also determine which... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016


A new year on the PGA Tour raises 5 questions

Jordan Spieth spent the first official practice day of the new year in good company. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016


NSA, FBI ask judge to dismiss Utah Olympic spying lawsuit

The FBI and National Security Agency have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Salt Lake City mayor who claims agencies conducted mass surveillance of emails, texts and... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015


Olympic gold medalist Peter Vidmar called as LDS mission president (+videos)

Olympic gymnast has been called as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015


Bergsma, Bloemen break world speedskating records in Kearns

American Heather Bergsma broke the world record in the women's 1,500 meters Saturday in the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval, and Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen shattered the mark in... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015


Paris determined 'more than ever' to host 2024 Olympics

The deadly attacks in Paris won't deter the French capital's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Russia sets up taskforce to wipe out doping 'infection'

Russia set up a taskforce Wednesday to wipe out the "infection" of doping in track and field as the country faces being banned from next year's Olympic competition. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


Bach: Russia can only return if compliant with global rules

Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015


IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks

IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015


Olympians setting their sights on Salt Lake archery center

The Brazilian Olympic Archery team came to the Easton Foundations Salt Lake City Archery Center to world class training and technical assistance in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015


The main players in the Russian doping scandal

Following the release of an explosive report into Russian doping, here is a look at some of the main players in the scandal: Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015


Ray Grass: Utah Ski Archives turns 25

Over the past 25 years the annual Ski Affair has made it possible for the Utah Ski Archives to collect thousands of photos, films, tapes and books documenting the history of skiing in Utah. The... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015


VP Joe Biden apologizes to Olympic assembly for 'oversight'

Conspicuously absent the previous day, Vice President Joe Biden dropped in on a global Olympic meeting Friday and gave an impromptu plug for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Games. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015


Wambach didn't want retirement to overshadow victory tour

e final whistle blew on the Women's World Cup this summer, Abby Wambach was nearly convinced that it was her final championship. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015


Olympic leaders agree on independent drug-testing system

In a shakeup of the drug-testing system in sports, Olympic leaders agreed Saturday that testing should be independent of sports organizations and urged the World Anti-Doping Agency to take over the... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2015


US beats Canada 2-0 to advance to playoff against Colombia

All the United States kept alive its bid to reach the Rio Olympics. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015


Cameron Carter-Vickers shines on soccer field as U.S. team prepares to play at Rio Tinto Stadium

His father had an accurate shot. So does United States defender Cameron Carter-Vickers. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015


Swimming body criticizes Rio Olympic organizers

Swimming's world governing body FINA has strongly criticized the organizers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over what it says are substandard facilities and "disrespect" for aquatic events. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2015


Official: Toronto not bidding for 2024 Olympics

Toronto will not be bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2015

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Away from Olympics, sewage blights vast swaths of Rio

Rivulets of waste crisscross the labyrinth of alleyways that serve as 5-year-old Kaike de Oliveira Benjamin's playground, forming dark, fetid puddles and gurgling streams of refuse and trash. It's... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2015


USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015


Americans struggle through opening 4 days of worlds

Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


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