Stephen Wade

  • energy Jun 11, 2019

    Tokyo Olympics Next Year: Faster, Stronger, But Not Higher

    Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world, but the Tokyo Olympics’ chief executive reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan.

  • Oakland Mar 21, 2019

    Ichiro Walks Off Into History in ‘Sayonara' at Tokyo Dome

    At times, it seemed as if he’d go on hitting forever. But on Thursday night, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final swing. The great Ichiro has said “sayonara.”

  • energy Mar 16, 2019

    Tokyo's Olympics May Become Known As the ‘Robot Games'

    Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games.” Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and the 2020 Summer Games are a good place to show off.

  • spokesman Mar 21, 2018

    Curling World Stunned by Olympic Doping Charge

    The curling world was floored when word broke that Russian Olympic curler Aleksandr Krushelnitsky was facing a doping charge....
    On Monday, Krushelnitsky’s fellow curlers were trying to make sense of the scandal, with some openly questioning whether he had been slipped a banned substance without his knowledge....
    Russian women’s curling coach Sergei Belanov said he didn’t believe that a young and “clever...

  • president Mar 19, 2018

    IOC Upholds Doping Ban; Russians Can't March Under Own Flag

    The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” the right to march in the closing ceremony under their country’s flag. The IOC’s full membership unanimously approved the recommendation of the executive board just hours before the final competition...

  • Facebook Feb 5, 2018

    IOC Rejects 15 Russian Athletes Whose Bans Were Lifted

    The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes’ doping bans were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The 13 active athletes and two retired athletes working in support roles were among 28 athletes whose bans were overturned by CAS on Thursday. The ban...

  • Los Angeles Sep 6, 2017

    Brazil's Top Olympic Official Questioned Over Alleged Scheme to Land Rio Games

    The 2016 Rio Games were already marred by trails of corruption, and billions of public money spent and several useless white-elephant venues spread around the city. Things got worse Tuesday when police raided the home of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman, questioning him over his role in what French and Brazilian authorities say was a vote-buying scheme to land...

  • The Associated Press Jun 15, 2017

    Rio De Janeiro Olympics Cost $13.1 Billion: Analysis

    An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money. Officials of Brazil’s Public Authority for Olympic Legacy said at a news conference Wednesday, the cost for “sports-related venues” was $2.06 billion. In addition, the Rio organizing committee...

  • coach Aug 7, 2016

    In Rio's Olympic Water, It's All About Avoiding the Splash

    There’s a contradictory mission for rowers competing in this year’s Summer Olympics. Get into your boat, work your hardest — but try to avoid the water. And definitely don’t swallow it. On Saturday at the polluted Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon — the venue for Olympic rowing — rowers bleached the handles of oars. They swished with anti-bacterial mouthwash, kept water...

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