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  • IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made ''a lot of progress'' in the last six months but the schedule ''remains tight,'' the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday.

    The Associated Press
  • IOC sees Rio Games on track but schedule tight

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are progressing solidly but the schedule is tight, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission said Wednesday.

    AFP
  • Why no one wants to host the 2022 Olympics

    The IOC once had its pick of host nations, but now the world is telling them to get lost.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Oslo latest city to drop out of 2022 Olympic race

    The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.

    The Associated Press
  • IOC laments withdrawal of Oslo bid for '22 Games

    The International Olympic Committee says Norway's decision to withdraw Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is a ''missed opportunity'' for the city and country.

    The Associated Press
  • Norway withdraws Oslo bid for 2022 Winter Games

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's government is withdrawing Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, it said on Wednesday, leaving Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan as the only contenders after most potential applicants pulled out. Norway, which has hosted the Games twice and won more Winter Games…

    Reuters
  • Volosozhar, Trankov to miss Grand Prix

    The Russian Figure Skating Federation says Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov will miss this year's Grand Prix events due to injury.

    The Associated Press
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  • Italian bobsledder banned 7 months for doping

    ROME (AP) -- Italian bobsledder William Frullani has been banned for seven months after failing a doping test at the Sochi Olympics.

    The Associated Press
  • IOC demands smiles, ridiculous perks ahead of 2022 Olympic bid

    Oslo won’t be hosting the 2022 Olympics because Norway’s ruling party sees the games’ exorbitant price tag of $5.4 billion as too much money to spend on a project without enough public support. “It’s important to get broad support for such an expensive project and there is not enough to carry…

    CBS Sports
  • 2014-15 NHL Season Preview: Atlantic Division

    With the NHL regular season starting next week, it's finally season preview time. For the rest of this week, Eye on Hockey will take a look at each division, detailing the key offseason additions and losses, a big question left for each team to answer, their overall outlooks and one X-factor for…

    CBS Sports
  • VIDEO: Flames' Johnny Gaudreau baffles defender, scores pretty goal

    Since the goal he scored Tuesday night came in a game that didn’t count, it may not make the cut for his greatest hits, but Gaudreau offered Flames fans a glimpse of the moves he’s built his “Johnny Hockey” reputation on. With the Flames knotted up in a scoreless tie with the Colorado Avalanche,…

    CBS Sports
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  • NHL rules Oilers' contract with Vladimir Tkachev ineligible

    The Edmonton Oilers thought they had a deal with 18-year-old, undrafted Russian-born forward Vladimir Tkachev. It appeared to be a steal for the team considering that Tkachev was eligible to be selected by any of the 30 teams (including the Oilers) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. All seemed normal…

    CBS Sports
  • Mick, Younger added to USA Luge coaching staff

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Slovakian coach Lubomir Mick has been hired as an assistant on USA Luge's staff for this season.

    The Associated Press
  • How does Claude Julien feel about NHL’s crackdown on diving?

    Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien has seen his share of diving and embellishment.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Patrick Chan to skip figure skating season

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Three-time world champion Patrick Chan is taking a break from competitive figure skating but plans to return to the circuit next season.

    The Associated Press
  • Islanders sale unanimously approved by NHL Board of Governors

    In a surprise move, the NHL's Board of Governors unanimously approved Charles Wang’s sale of a majority stake in the New York Islanders to former Washington Capitals co-owner Jonathan Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed the unanimous vote while addressing the…

    CBS Sports
  • PHOTOS: NHL team uniforms reimagined as soccer kits

    Using one’s imagination can be fun, but seeing what someone else’s imagination can come up with is pretty great, too. Graphic designer Matthew McElroy gave hockey fans a quick glimpse into his own imagination when he took all 30 NHL teams and brought them to the soccer pitch. Sometimes mixing…

    CBS Sports