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  1. New MLB commissioner wants long-term baseball pledge from Olympics

    Apr 23, 2015, 4:51 PM EDT


    But he also shares the sentiment of Bud Selig on MLB participation.

  2. Canada eyeing Olympic hoops glory in 2020

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    Stanford v Kansas

    Andrew Wiggins is the centerpiece of Canada’s plans to make a run for Olympic gold.

  3. Protest in Tokyo against proposed Olympic stadium

    Jul 7, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Tokyo 2020

    Opponents of the planned stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics urge the government to upgrade the stadium built for the 1960 Summer Games.

  4. Baseball, softball still have chance at 2020 Olympics, says IOC president

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

    Jennie Finch

    Baseball and softball’s hope of returning for the 2020 Olympics did not end when they lost an International Olympic Committee vote in September. The sports will be discussed at an IOC Executive Board meeting in December and in Sochi in February, IOC president Thomas Bach said in Tokyo on Wednesday. “I am open for more flexibility in…

  5. Wrestling remains in Olympics, beats baseball-softball, squash in IOC vote

    Sep 8, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT


    Olympic wrestling is saved. The sport was voted for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympics by the International Olympic Committee on Sunday, seven months after it was recommended to be dropped from the Games. Wrestling, part of the ancient Olympics and every modern Games save 1900, was heavily favored to beat out a joint…

  6. Could Tokyo’s victory help baseball, softball get back in Olympics?

    Sep 7, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT

    Barack Obama

    Sports Nippon, one of Japan’s leading sports newspapers, had the number 20, not 2020, splashed on its front page of Saturday’s edition. The centerpiece photo was of Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka fist pumping as he raised his record for the season to a record-tying 20-0. That’s how big baseball is in Japan. Going into the day…

  7. Tokyo wins 2020 Olympics over Istanbul, Madrid

    Sep 7, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

    Tokyo 2020

    The Games of the 32nd Olympiad will be in Tokyo. The Japanese capital won a final-round vote over Istanbul and will host an Olympics for the second time in 2020. Tokyo also held the Games in 1964. Tokyo, which billed its bid as “a safe pair of hands,” won with 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36…

  8. Squash’s chances of 2020, 2024 Olympic inclusion

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT


    The International Olympic Committee will make the second of three major votes at its session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday. Nearly 100 IOC members will choose one of three sports — baseball/softball, squash and wrestling — for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympics from 11-11:45 a.m. Eastern time. For more on what happens…

  9. Key information for IOC session in Buenos Aires

    Sep 2, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

    Jacques Rogge

    Three major Olympic decisions will come down in the coming week at the 125th International Olympic Committee session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here’s what you need to know: 1. The host city for the 2020 Olympics will be named Saturday. Remember four years ago, when Chicago was a finalist to host the 2016 Olympics? On that…

  10. UCI president replaced on IOC panel

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT


    Pat McQuaid, President of the International Cycling Union, has been replaced on an the IOC panel that will decide the host city for the 2020 Games, apparently because he’s too busy for the task. “It’s quite simple,” McQuaid told The AP. “I have too much going on and I can’t afford to be spending two…

  11. Squash Olympic bid goes viral

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:58 AM EDT

    World Squash Federation

    The World Squash Federation has already made its bid to the IOC in Switzerland this week, in hopes of being included in the 2020 Games. But aside from convincing them, they’d also love to convince you. The WSF has put together a video starring world champs Nicol David and Ramy Ashour, who are here to…

  12. Golf, Turkey, and the Olympic effect

    Oct 10, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

    Tiger Woods

    By the time golf makes its triumphant Olympic return at the 2016 Rio Games it will have been on hiatus for 112 years. But with the sport’s recent exponential growth worldwide, now seems a perfect time to add it back on to the schedule. In related news, Turkey decided to point out how great an…