• AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics

    NHL players could still go to the 2018 Olympics, but it won’t be in exchange for extending the collective bargaining agreement through 2025.

  • Bach: ‘Rational arguments’ favor NHL going to Pyeongchang

    LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says it is in the interest of all parties for NHL players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

  • Tokyo organizers promise cost-cutting for 2020 Olympics

    Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, delivers speech during a press conference of the closing plenary session of the IOC Debriefing of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The three-day IOC debriefing ends Wednesday to share knowledge and experiences between the Rio Olympic Games organizers and future host cities, including Tokyo which will host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to avoid last-minute financial pressures, Japanese officials said Wednesday they are determined to keep total costs of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games below 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) after a three-day debriefing from organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Sochi stadium rebuild completed for World Cup in 2018

    MOSCOW (AP) — Officials overseeing World Cup preparations in the southern Russian city of Sochi say construction work on the city’s stadium has finished on time.

  • Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine

    In this Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 file photo, Olympic figure skating champion and TV presenter Tatiana Navka, right, and her husband Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov pose at the opening of a skating rink in Red Square in Moscow. Former Olympic ice dancer Navka and her on-ice partner Andrei Burkovsky caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a dance routine on a popular television show broadcasted on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

    MOSCOW (AP) — An Olympic ice-dancing gold medalist and her dancing partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a routine on a popular television show.

  • Eurosport to hold exclusive German rights for next 4 games

    In this Feb. 27, 2010 file photo Croatia's Ivica Kostelic kisses a TV camera as he reacts after finishing the second run of the Men's slalom, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Eurosport will have exclusive broadcast rights in Germany for the next four Olympics, leaving public broadcasters ARD and ZDF shut out, Eurosport announced Monday Nov. 28, 2016.  (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

    LONDON (AP) — Eurosport will hold exclusive television rights in Germany for the next four Olympics, shutting out public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.