Jul 28, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT
Neymar played in 2012, but there’s a new obstacle that could keep him out of 2016.
Jul 11, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT
Olympics will be Brazil’s “top priority” come Monday.
Jul 2, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT
Age, qualification, crammed schedule are in the way.
Jun 18, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT
What the World Cup groups would look like if nations were represented by their greatest Olympians.
Jun 18, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT
Coach judges Fred’s dive for Brazil a 9.5 on Olympic scale.
Jun 16, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT
Michael Phelps, Mikaela Shiffrin and more follow U.S.-Ghana.
Jun 12, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT
It’s a longshot, though.
Jun 10, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT
Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar were Olympians before World Cup debuts.
Jun 9, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT
South Korean goal scorer mimicked Apolo Ohno after controversial 2002 Winter Olympics.
Apr 17, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT
Sochi club team is being reformed.
Mar 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT
World Cup expected to be shifted to winter but not clash with Olympics.
Mar 12, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT
Soccer star to promote Buenos Aires event.
Mar 2, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT
Jamaican coach hopes Bolt wants to play after 2016 Olympics.
Feb 27, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT
Sydney Leroux is an excellent striker, but not of golf balls.
Jan 8, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The 2022 World Cup will not be played during the hot summer in Qatar, a FIFA official said, but the proposed time window would not cross into the 2022 Winter Olympics. “The dates of the World Cup will not be in June or July,” FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke told France Inter Radio, according to…
Dec 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT
Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president after spending 27 years in prison during an era of racial oppression, died at age 95 on Thursday. Mandela’s reach was global, in many aspects. Some of his most enduring images came with a backdrop of sports. He grew up an amateur boxer who admired the…
Nov 8, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said “consultations” are starting on moving the 2022 Qatar World Cup to the winter, but that it won’t overlap with the 2022 Olympics. “It can only be done in November-December, not January-February,” Blatter told reporters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Friday, according to Agence France-Presse. Blatter is also an International Olympic…
Nov 4, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT
The Winter Olympics would surely be affected if the 2022 World Cup is moved to January or February, but even a potential November World Cup in Qatar is being met with concern by winter sports officials. “November is the start of the (winter sports) season for maybe, I would say, all the other federations,” Rene Fasel,…
Nov 4, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT
Michael Phelps extended his sponsorship deal with Subway and will join soccer legend Pele for a commercial, according to Sports Business Journal. The commercial would pair the most decorated Olympic champion of all time — 22 medals for Phelps — with the man many believe is the greatest soccer player of all time. Pele also won three…
Sep 19, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT
Usain Bolt‘s having second thoughts about retiring, three years before his planned retirement. “I am definitely reconsidering (retiring after 2016),” Bolt said, according to the Telegraph. “I think my fans especially have really voiced their concern about me retiring. “They think I should carry on, and so do my sponsors. I have discussed it with my…
Sep 11, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT
Stuart Pearce, who managed the Great Britain soccer team to a quarterfinal exit at the London Olympics, recently singled out Welsh star Gareth Bale for pulling out Olympic consideration the night before the team was named last year. Bale, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder, transferred from England’s Tottenham Hotspur to Spain’s Real Madrid for a fee reported to…
Sep 3, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT
The world’s biggest soccer star is promoting Madrid 2020 after all. FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi donned a Madrid 2020 shirt and praised the city’s Olympic bid in a video published by the bid’s organizers Tuesday. Last week, it was reported Messi turned down the chance to appear in a promo video for Madrid via his agents.…
Aug 31, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT
Madrid brought together some of Spain’s sports stars to help its bid to host the 2020 Olympics, but it struck out with the biggest name of all — Lionel Messi. Madrid 2020 approached Messi to participate in a promotional video for the bid, but the Argentine’s agents turned it down, according to Inside The Games,…
Jan 7, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT
The U.S. women’s soccer team capped off an incredible year by taking home the top honors for both FIFA player and coach of the year at the Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich Monday night. Striker Abby Wambach, who finished in the top-five for the award five times, became the first American in a decade to…
Dec 3, 2012, 9:53 AM EDT
South Korean midfielder Park Jong-woo has been banned two games by FIFA for holding up a sign of protest while celebrating his team’s 2-0 bronze medal game victory over rival Japan in London. FIFA said Park was guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct, and that they “took into account that the behavior of the player, even though…
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