All three sports bidding for a place in the 2020 Olympic lineup have made female participation a big part of their pitches to the IOC, hoping to convince members that they have worked hard to promote gender parity within their federations.
Wrestling's governing body has downplayed a warning from the IOC for a "minor infringement" of the rules in the bidding race for a spot in the 2020 Olympics.
In some ways, the International Olympic Committee really can't go wrong this weekend when it picks the host of the 2020 Summer Games. Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul are all fine and famous cities. Each would make a more than adequate backdrop for the greatest spectacle in sports.
It's among the few things that many Cubans and Americans can agree on: Baseball should return to the Olympics.
Nenad Lalovic remembers the phone call from a friend seven months ago: Wrestling was being dropped from the Olympics.
Magic Johnson took a stance to save Olympic wrestling. So did Mickey Mouse.
Twelve years after taking over an IOC recovering from its worst ethics scandal, Jacques Rogge is leaving with the Olympic body in much sturdier shape but facing serious challenges.
The leader of Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympics has written to IOC members, trying to reassure them that the city is "completely unaffected" by the leak of radiation-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
IOC inspectors are sure to deliver a clear message to organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics when they arrive for a two-day visit: end delays and speed up.
Rarely, if ever, has so much been on the line at a single Olympic meeting.
The anti-doping laboratory in 2016 Olympics host city Rio de Janeiro will have its right to test samples revoked for "repeated failures" in its work.
The inconveniences of the daily routine in the nation's capital will be a selling point as Washington, D.C., makes a push to host the 2024 Olympics.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects a reply within days from Russia, the 2018 World Cup host, clarifying its law prohibiting gay "propaganda."
Oscar Pistorius' character, his temper and his use of guns are expected to be examined in his murder trial for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, based on the prosecution's list of witnesses.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning demonstrations and rallies for two and a half months in Sochi around the 2014 Winter Olympics.
A leak of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will not affect Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo's governor said Friday.
The Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday that it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defending the law against gay "propaganda" that has provoked an international backlash.
Perhaps the most under-worked journalists at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics were those tasked with spotting any protests by athletes. Since Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and their fellow, far less famous Olympians didn't yell "Free political prisoners!" or wave Tibetan flags, the reporters had little or no meat for stories.
Neighbors, an ex-girlfriend, a member of a firearms club and a former soccer player who claims Oscar Pistorius threatened him are all named among the 107 potential state witnesses for the double-amputee Olympian's murder trial.
The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday.