In April, at the end of another seemingly endless winter, most Russians are eager to get rid of the piles of snow that have clogged their cities and streets and yards for months.
Two major Olympic sports _ track and field and speedskating _ have lost key sponsors in the midst of a global economic slump.
A key investor in Russia's 2014 Winter Olympics is lobbying the government to offer tax rebates for the companies operating in Sochi to help offset the rising costs of the games.
The IOC came away with an "excellent impression" Wednesday of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics, stressing that the city's multi-billion-dollar infrastructure budget will be spent whether or not Turkey gets the games.
For Florent Amodio, it may be now or never.
The prime ministers of Slovakia and Poland say they support a possible joint bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Mexican magnate Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, secured the Latin American broadcast rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics on Friday.
Premier League club West Ham will move into London's Olympic Stadium, ending drawn-out negotiations over the future of the $783 million venue that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.
With the eight-year deadline approaching, the IOC will retest doping samples from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin in a bid to catch any drug cheats who escaped detection.
The head of squash's governing body says he doesn't consider wrestling a "big threat" as eight sports fight for a single place on the program of the 2020 Olympics.
Dropping wrestling from the Olympics would not sit well with Vladimir Putin.
With the Olympics less than a year away, IOC inspectors are visiting Sochi again to check on preparations for the 2014 Winter Games.
Los Angeles wants back into the Olympics, throwing its hat into the ring to bring them back to southern California on the 40th anniversary of its last turn as host _ the 1984 Games that revived the flagging reputation of the brand.
Kicked out of the Olympics and desperately trying to get back in, wrestling hopes a wardrobe change will wow those set to rule on the sport's fate.
Spain's government on Friday approved tougher anti-doping laws to align with World Anti-Doping Agency standards and bolster Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympics.
Remember that "great message to women" the International Olympic Committee was trumpeting all last spring and summer, the one about how the participation of a few token female athletes from the Gulf states at the London Games would crack open a wider world of possibilities?
Flying to South Africa to report on Oscar Pistorius, I went with an open mind about the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, not least because in competing at the London Olympics on prosthetic legs, Pistorius showed it isn't wise to rush to judgment and that appearances can be deceiving.
Champagne? Nah. U.S. Olympians might prefer to celebrate their gold medals next year by downing an old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
The U.S. Olympic Committee will name a new training facility at its Olympic Training Center after late Sen. Ted Stevens, whose legislation set a template for the modern Olympic movement.
The head of cycling's governing body has been replaced on a key International Olympic Committee panel as he deals with the fallout from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.