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First black woman to win Olympic gold dies at 90

The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis’ death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London with an American and Olympic ...

Feb 5, 2014

Sato fired as men's volleyball coach

Gary Sato, the Japan men’s volleyball coach, will be replaced after a year on the job, the Japan Volleyball Association announced Wednesday. The JVA is scheduled to announce a successor to the American at a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday. Sato, the first ...

Sep 9, 2013

Wrestling voted back in for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Wrestling, which was dropped from the Olympics list of core sports in February, regained its spot Sunday, beating out a combined baseball-softball bid and squash for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the newly elected host city. Wrestling was the last to make a ...

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Sep 8, 2013

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country’s economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. ...

Sep 8, 2013

Wrestling poised for return at 2020 Games: sources

Wrestling, which was dropped from the Olympics list of core sports in February, is all but guaranteed to regain its spot in the 2020 Summer Games, IOC sources said Saturday. Wrestling is competing against a combined baseball-softball bid and squash but is certain to ...

Mar 27, 2013

Turkey touts enthusiasm for 2020 bid

A resounding majority of Istanbul residents back the city’s candidacy to host the 2020 Olympic Games, Turkish Sports Minister Suat Kilic said Monday. “Eighty-three percent of Istanbul’s population support the bid -that’s 11 million people who want a city which bridges East and West ...

Feb 26, 2013

Japan launches petition to save Olympic wrestling

The Japan Wrestling Federation launched an online petition site to keep wrestling in the Olympics on Monday with the aim of submitting 100,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee. The website, titled “Save Olympic Wrestling,” can be accessed in several languages. The federation plans ...