Government policy

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo Olympic Rings and a model of Misha the Bear Cub, the mascot of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, left, are seen in the yard of Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow, Russia. A U.S. government study concludes that Americans do not get their money’s worth out of the $2.7 million that Congress sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency this year. The report from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy concludes that the U.S. is under-represented on WADA’s key policymaking committees. It says WADA has not moved quickly or far enough to reform itself in the wake of the Russian doping scandal. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
June 24, 2020 - 2:52 pm
A U.S. government study concludes Americans don't get their money's worth out of the $2.7 million that Congress provided the World Anti-Doping Agency this year and suggests future funding be contingent on changes in the drug-fighting agency's policies. The 19-page report by the White House Office...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates during an English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced growing pressure Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to make a policy U-turn as opponents and allies alike rallied behind a young soccer star’s campaign to help families struggling with food poverty. Manchester United and England player Marcus Rashford is urging the government to provide free meals for needy students over the summer holidays.(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)
June 18, 2020 - 7:47 am
He used his profile to help raise $25 million for charity, shame the British government over its policy for school lunches, and become one of the most popular and admired people in the country during the coronavirus pandemic. As an activist, Marcus Rashford achieved so many of his goals over the...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the women's U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government loans in the coronavirus pandemic, underscoring the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 08, 2020 - 12:09 pm
DENVER (AP) — At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system. The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country'...
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A worker cleans a door handle at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Major League Soccer is shutting down for 30 days because of the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 01, 2020 - 3:11 pm
Major League Soccer is allowing players to return to outdoor team training fields for individual workouts starting Wednesday. MLS suspended the season because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 12, closing all team facilities but asking players to remain in market with their teams. The league-...
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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori, left, and CEO Toshiro Muto, right, attend teleconference with International Olympic Committee member John Coates, who heads the inspection team for Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo Thursday, April 16, 2020. Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC said Thursday they will cut some of the extras out of next year’s postponed games, an attempt to limit what is expected to be billions of dollars in added expenses.(Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
April 17, 2020 - 7:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC member John Coates, who oversees planning for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has claimed the postponed games could help “kick start” Japan’s economy. Japan has been devastated like many countries by the coronavirus pandemic and could be in a recession when the Olympics are to open on...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 27, 2020 - 7:13 pm
DENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, while...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen from Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo. The tentacles of cancelling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 10, 2020 - 6:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Australia's Chris Bond falls watched by his teammate Ryley Batt, left, and United States' Chad Cohn during a mixed wheelchair rugby final match at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Tokyo Olympic test event featuring wheelchair rugby has been called off because of the threat of the spreading virus. The event was to take place on March 12-15, 2020 and original plans called for athletes from abroad. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
March 03, 2020 - 6:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — A wheelchair rugby test event for the Tokyo Paralympics was called off on Tuesday because of the virus outbreak. The Japan wheelchair rugby championships, which doubled as the test event, were to take place on March 12-15 in Tokyo. But the Japan Para Sports Association and the...
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Daiya Seto celebrates after his swim in the the men's 400-meter individual medley during an International Swimming League event Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 20, 2019 - 7:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a darkened arena on the Las Vegas Strip, swimming is being reinvented. Some of the sport's biggest names are competing in the grand finale of the International Swimming League, with flashing lights, pulsating music spun by an on-deck DJ and action-packed racing in a concept the...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lavrov cast the WADA's compliance review committee's proposal of a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for the same period on flying the Russian flag at major competitions as part of Western efforts to sideline Russia by accusing it of misconduct in various spheres. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 10:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Condemning Russian state authorities on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee says their latest cheating attempt in a years-long doping scandal is an insult to the sports world. “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this manipulation,”...
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