SÃ¶lden (Austria) (AFP) - Olympic champion Tina Maze called time on her skiing career on Thursday, claiming she lacked the motivation and energy to continue competing.
Rome (AFP) - Italian Olympic chief Giovanni Malago insists Rome's dream of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games is still alive despite a crushing blow to their bid by the city's own mayor.
Vladimir Putin says he doesn't support hackers releasing confidential files of Olympic athletes but claims the findings are in the public interest.
Los Angeles (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday slammed Russian hackers who breached its database and published confidential records of US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.
Chicago (AFP) - Ashley Wagner, a three-time US champion and this year's world championship runner-up, captured her second Skate America women's crown Saturday after finishing second in the free skate.
Paris (AFP) - Returning stars jostle alongside Olympic men's champion Yuzuru Hanyu and women's world title holder Evgenia Medvedeva as the pre-Olympic figure skating season gets underway at Skate America on Friday.
WADA is tipped to pour more resources into investigating state-sanctioned doping in the wake of Russia's Sochi Olympics breaches.
Oslo (AFP) - Norwegian cross country skier Therese Johaug, a seven-time world champion and former Olympic gold medallist, has failed a drug test, the Norwegian ski federation announced on Thursday.
Paris (AFP) - From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international superstardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a fortune of $200 million.
Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Brad Marchand scored twice off a pair of setup passes from Sidney Crosby as Canada rallied to beat Russia 5-3 to reach the final of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
London (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Association's (WADA) database has been under attack for weeks, its president Craig Reedie told the BBC on Wednesday.