Dec 5, 2013 — Brazilian food used to be treated as the poor cousin of more renowned European cuisines. But not anymore. Brazilian food is having its moment in the sun. And chefs think that with the World Cup and the Olympics coming, it's going to get even bigger.
Oct 13, 2013 — Months ahead of the Winter Olympics in Russia, where controversy surrounds a law that targets homosexuality, protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation is now part of the U.S. Olympic Committee's rules.
Sep 10, 2013 — Bach replaces outgoing President Jacques Rogge, who served in the post for 12 years. He was chosen by secret ballot on the last day of IOC meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sep 8, 2013 — In a vote held Sunday, the International Olympic Committee chose wrestling over squash and a combined bid from baseball and softball to be part of the 2020 and 2024 Olympics. Wrestling had been eliminated from the permanent roster of sports earlier this year.
Sep 6, 2013 — Each city has strong selling points, but also serious problems. They each hope the games jump-start their economies. But the jury's still out on whether mega-sporting events do that.
Aug 27, 2013 — Three years ago, USA Swimming was rocked by revelations of sexual abuse by coaches. Critics say it's still not doing enough to help victims of abuse. A recent move by the organization is seen as a response to criticism of its approach.
Jul 31, 2013 — The visit by Pope Francis was marred by security lapses, traffic chaos and other logistical snafus. The event, World Youth Day, was seen as a test for Rio, which hosts the World Cup next year and the summer Olympics in 2016.
Jul 17, 2013 — There have been suggestions that if Russia grants asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, the U.S. should respond by not sending athletes to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. But others say that just sends the wrong message and punishes only the athletes.
Jun 24, 2013 — In a first, Russian cosmonauts will carry an official Sochi 2014 Olympics torch to the International Space Station and then out on a spacewalk.
May 30, 2013 — U.S. shot putter Adam Nelson has been awarded a gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics, after his rival at those games, Yuriy Bilonoh of Ukraine, was stripped of the victory last December for violating doping rules. International sporting officials formally made the change Thursday.