Skip to content

Olympics

Featured Articles

Oscar Pistorius, right, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Oscar Pistorius could get 15 years for culpable homicide

- Associated Press

A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder.

File: In this Monday May, 12, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Judge: Oscar Pistorius can’t be found guilty of murder

- Associated Press

The judge in Oscar Pistorius’ trial said Thursday he can’t be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian will be convicted of culpable homicide.

Tyler Clary swims the butterlfy during the men's 400 meter individual medley at the U.S. nationals of swimming, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Irvine, Calif. Clary won the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Michael Phelps loses 100 fly at U.S. Nationals

- Associated Press

Two events, two losses for Michael Phelps. Tom Shields upset the three-time Olympic champion by a hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships Friday night.

Oscar Pistorius, second from right, accompanied by a relative arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. On Thursday and Friday, both sides will summarize their versions of the shooting to Thokozile Masipa, the red-robed judge who will determine the fate of the double-amputee Olympic runner. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius lied on stand

- Associated Press

The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Related Articles

IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball's return

Associated Press

The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

South Korean rapper PSY performs during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Asian Games opening ceremony closes Gangnam Style

- Associated Press

A lavish opening ceremony at the Asian Games included poetry, the standard fireworks, and a rousing finale of singer PSY belting his signature hit "Gangnam Style" through a sequined microphone on Friday.

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrates during the flower ceremony after finishing third in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities in Rome on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 world champion, was to be asked by CONI about allegations that she told prosecutors in Bolzano she helped Schwazer evade a test and knew he slept with a banned altitude machine. Kostner risks a ban of up to four years from all sports activities in Italy. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

Kostner skips doping hearing in Schwazer case

- Associated Press

Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer.

A North Korean flag, right, is prepared for a welcoming ceremony at the Flag Plaza of the Athlete's Village for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village

- Associated Press

First hurdle cleared - the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience.

Murray signals backing for Scottish independence

- Associated Press

After carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray signaled his support for Scottish independence on Thursday, the day of the historic vote.

Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

- Associated Press

What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China's Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is set to heat up the Asian Games swimming program.

Future of Olympic course unclear after hearing

- Associated Press

The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer - both defendants in a lawsuit - failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court.

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2012 file photo, India's London Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing M.C. Mary Kom speaks at an event celebrating her victory, in Bangalore, India. The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition. When it comes to the Asian Games, Mary Kom is among the leading contenders. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

- Associated Press

Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.

Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain

- Associated Press

After 26 years guiding Manchester United, Alex Ferguson knows better than most that one should always think very, very carefully before breaking up a winning team. Perhaps that helps explain why he donated money to the campaign urging voters in his native Scotland to say "No" to independence in the historic ballot this week.

Future of Olympic golf course in hands of court

- Associated Press

A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury high-rise apartments planned around the edges.

Kostner summoned in Schwazer doping case

Associated Press

Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner will appear before Italian Olympic Committee officials investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer.