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Athlete union research aims to improve child protection from abuse, intimidation

A world-wide network of athletes' unions published research Tuesday aimed at better protecting young people in sports following sexual abuse scandals in gymnastics and soccer.

Olympic athletes promised legal support if they protest

Athletes who choose to make political or social justice protests at the Tokyo Olympics were promised legal support Thursday by a global union and an activist group in Germany.

100-metre world champion Christian Coleman to miss Olympics despite reduced ban

American sprinter Christian Coleman will miss the Tokyo Olympics after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests.

Sarah Lewis aims to become 1st female president of ski federation FIS

Sarah Lewis is out to make a surprising comeback in sports politics, declaring herself a candidate to become the first female president of the International Ski Federation only six months after being fired from her role as secretary general.

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's 2nd CAS hearing to take place in May

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's appeal against an eight-year ban for missing an out-of-competition doping test will take place in May with a new panel of judges, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.

Rights groups protesting Beijing Games frustrated as IOC bypasses issue at gathering

Activists protesting the 2022 Beijing Olympics hoped China's record on human rights would get on the agenda this week at a major IOC gathering.

IOC, China make vaccine deal for Tokyo, Beijing Olympians

IOC president Thomas Bach said the organization would "pay for extra doses" for Olympic and Paralympic participants.

Thomas Bach re-elected IOC president with near-unanimous support

Thomas Bach was re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for a final four-year term with his immediate focus on this year's delayed Tokyo Games.

Equine herpes affecting European preparation for Olympics

The International Equestrian Federation said Thursday that a severe outbreak of equine herpes could disrupt preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. The virus has shut down most competitions in Europe this month and is linked to the death of seven horses in Spain.

Russia's new team name, flag agreed for next 2 Olympic Games

With Russia's name banned from the next two Olympics, the country's team and athletes will be officially branded as "ROC," the International Olympic Committee said Friday.