Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 Games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.
A judge has given the city of Rio de Janeiro and a local developer a deadline to decide whether they are willing to make changes to the Olympic golf course design, which could help settle a legal dispute that is threatening its completion in time for the 2016 Games.
The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tour.
Oscar Pistorius' agent is seeking a prison meeting with the double-amputee athlete in the next few days to discuss his career, with South Africa's Olympic committee saying Thursday the runner can't compete for the full five years of his jail sentence.
The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an "invitation" rather than an "application" — but upheld the ban on member visits to candidate cities.