RIO DE JANEIRO -- With public money for the 2016 Olympics getting tougher to find, Brazilian organizers are scrambling to raise record amounts of local sponsorship revenue to cover any budget shortfall and avoid a government handout.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. -- Lindsey Vonn eased into her first day of downhill training, holding back on her opening run just so she could get accustomed to cruising at that rate of speed...
MOSCOW -- Russian gay activists say the new president of the International Olympic Committee refused to meet with them while visiting the 2014 Winter Games city of Sochi.
AKHSHTYR, Russia -- Trucks rumble to the edge of a gigantic pit filled with spray cans, tires and foam sheets and dump a stream of concrete slabs that send up a cloud of limestone dust. Other trucks pile clay on top and a bulldozer mixes everything together in a rudimentary effort to hide the mess. This landfill outside Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in 100 days, is smack in the middle of a water protection zone where dumping industrial waste is banned.
SOCHI, Russia -- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has praised Russia's preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi.
NEW YORK -- Team USA will now wear the Made in the USA label. Every article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Winter Olympic athletes in Sochi, including their opening and closing ceremony uniforms and their Olympic Village gear, has been made by domestic craftsman and manufacturers.
SOCHI, Russia -- President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning gay "propaganda."
UNDATED -- When champion skier Lindsey Vonn vowed to return from major knee surgery to compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, she didnít just mean she would be happy to be there.
UNDATED -- Lolo Jones is on the path to the Sochi Olympics, but so are five other bobsled push athletes seeking one of a likely three spots on the U.S. Olympic Team.
BARCELONA, Spain -- Faced with a ticking clock and doubts both at home and abroad, Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias said Friday that his city won't present a bid for the 2022 Winter Games and instead wait for its chances to improve by 2026.
NEW YORK -- Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has retired and will join NBC for its coverage of the Sochi Games
BOSTON -- Several athletes with hopes of being on the U.S. alpine team were in Boston recently for the 2103 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball.
MOSCOW -- In the words of President Vladimir Putin, the four-month Olympic flame relay will "show the world Russia as she is and as we love her."
UNDATED -- U.S. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones is packing on the pounds ó and proud of it.
BOSTON -- Some of the world's best figure skaters are getting ready to hit the ice over at the td garden. A few of the competitors for this year's U.S. Figure Skating Nationals took to the ice recently to practice and see what The Garden has to offer
AUSTIN, Texas -- Lance Armstrong has returned his Olympic bronze cycling medal, the latest fallout from his confession to using performance-enhancing drugs.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Lindsey Vonn is skiing in Chile and way ahead of her rehab schedule with the Sochi Olympics five months away.
UNDATED -- U.S.A. Hockey was seen sporting the new 2014 Olympic jerseys.
AMSTERDAM -- More than 2,000 gay rights supporters protested in Amsterdam's largest square Sunday, carrying signs, singing songs and chanting slogans to condemn the Russian government's homosexuality policies.
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