Articles by Stephen Wilson



After Vancouver, Now It's Sochi's Turn

  • 01 March 10
  • The Associated Press

Sochi's first big moment in the global spotlight came during Sunday's closing ceremony, with the Olympic flag handed from the mayor of Vancouver to the mayor of Sochi.

Here's the Dope: No Drug Scandals

  • 01 March 10
  • The Associated Press

Not a single athlete has been disqualified for positive drug tests, testament perhaps to the deterrent effect of the most stringent anti-doping program in Winter Games history.

Rogge Admits It's Crisis Time

  • 11 April 08
  • The Associated Press
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Thursday that the turmoil surrounding the Beijing torch relay and the politically charged buildup to the Summer Games posed a ""crisis"" for the Olympic movement.

Putin Secures Sochi Victory

  • 05 July 07
  • Associated Press
GUATEMALA CITY -- Vladimir Putin pulled off for Russia what Tony Blair did for Britain in the latest Olympic vote.

IOC's Review a Blow for Sochi

  • 05 June 07
  • The Associated Press
A month before the IOC vote, the South Korean city of Pyeongchang received the best overall review Monday in a report assessing the three bids for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Mauresmo Downs Sharapova in Semis

  • 07 July 06
  • The Associated Press
Maria Sharapova is gone from Wimbledon, and Justine Henin-Hardenne is one victory away from a career Grand Slam.

Dementyeva Puts an End to U.S. Challenge

  • 04 July 06
  • The Associated Press
For the first time in nearly a century, no Americans will play in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Agassi Through, Sharapova Yet to Sweat

  • 30 June 06
  • The Associated Press
Andre Agassi, playing his 14th and last Wimbledon, advanced to the third round Thursday with a 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over Italy's Andreas Seppi.

London Delighted at Olympic Victory

  • 07 July 05
  • The Associated Press
For the first time since 1948, the British capital will host the summer Games.

Shot Put Gold Medalist Fails Drug Test

  • 23 August 04
  • The Associated Press
Russia's gold medalist in the women's shot put is under investigation for a positive drug test, international and Russian Olympic officials said Sunday.

Sharapova on Verge of First Slam Final

  • 01 July 04
  • The Associated Press
For a 17-year-old who has just reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, Maria Sharapova isn't just happy to be here. She's got bigger things in mind.

Will Moscow's Forum Fit in With Europe's?

In its present form, the Moscow Research Forum offers more marketing than meaningful information.

Shock as Safin, Sampras Bow Out

  • 27 June 02
  • The Associated Press
A strangely listless Pete Sampras lost in the second round Wednesday to ""lucky loser"" George Bastl, marking the seven-time champion's earliest Wimbledon exit in 11 years.

Arrivals Find Moscow Hive of Realty Activity

What is noticeable on arrival in Moscow is the vibrant and active real estate market.

Williams Blasts Past Davenport to Claim First Slam

Rafter Upsets Agassi, Set for Sampras

Smirnov Says Probe Is Dragging, Damaging

Zvereva Stuns Seles to Reach Semis

Ryder Score Even After First Day

IOC Awards 2004 Olympic Games to Athens

Olympic Site Hopefuls Turn on the Star Power

Becker Loses to Sampras, Bids Adieu

Seles Chokes, Slumps out in 3rd Round

Seles Wins as Rain Hits Wimbledon

Henman Ends British Tennis Misery

Odd Wimbledon Ends With Flash for Krajicek

Sampras on Ropes After Rain Delay

Graf Beats Sanchez Vicario in Marathon Final

Olympic Panel Orders Bigger Role for Women

Graf to Face Sanchez Vicario in Final