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  • *Also faces heavy losses from Ukraine investments. MOSCOW, Nov 27- A $20 billion bailout request from Russia's state development bank is raising questions about the running of a lender which helped fund the Sochi Olympics in 2014.. The descendent of a Soviet foreign trade bank, Vnesheconombank or VEB assumed a bigger role in 2007 when Russia designated it as the...

  • WADA chief: We handled Russian doping claims just fine Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency has defended his handling of the Russian athletics scandal, the New York Times reports.

  • Pro snowboarder Chris Klug runs for organ donation charity

    Professional snowboarder Chris Klug is the founder of The Chris Klug Foundation & Donor Dudes, is the only Olympic medalist to ever win with an organ transplant.

  • Japanese toilets flush with pride Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Japanese toilets flush with pride

    Japan honors the country's top toilets.

  • LA goes for the Olympic Gold Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    LA goes for the Olympic Gold

    The USOC names Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympics bid.

  • L.A. seeks Olympic bid Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    L.A. seeks Olympic bid

    The U.S. Olympic Committee and Los Angeles near an agreement to name the city the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Games.

  • The Winter Olympics problem—nobody wants them Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    A message of congratulations is projected onto the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium as people gather after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing July 31, 2015.

    Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, which highlights a bigger problem—many cities don't think it's worth the cost.

  • 1 year until Rio Olympics Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 10:11 AM ET
    1 year until Rio Olympics

    Natalie Morales, NBC News, reports the details on the countdown to Rio Olympics.

  • Road to Rio 2016 Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    Road to Rio 2016

    Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings, beach volleyball player talks about going for the gold in the 2016 Olympic Games and balancing the role of mother, wife and Olympic athlete.

  • CNBC update: Ebola vaccine Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    CNBC update: Ebola vaccine

    An experimental Ebola vaccine is showing early promise in Africa, and Beijing has been chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:17 AM ET
    Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on the newly-selected host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  • China hot for winter games Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    China hot for winter games

    Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  • Brazil Olympic venue water dangerously contaminated Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:16 AM ET
    A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Brazil Summer Olympics' athletes will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming ill and unable to compete. The Associated Press reports.

  • DISCA wins gold with Olympic rights Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    DISCA wins gold with Olympic rights

    Discovery Communications wins the Olympic broadcasting rights across Europe over the span of the next four games.

  • IOC awards Discovery European Olympic TV rights Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    IOC awards Discovery European Olympic TV rights

    David Zaslav, Discovery CEO, discusses the $1.45 billion deal to televise the Olympic games in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024 on television and on the Internet.

  • Golf's global growth story Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    Golf's global growth story

    Paul McGinley, professional golfer, discusses the Ryder Cup, and the future of golf

  • The Olympics are coming: Boston’s bid for 2024 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    United States Olympic Committee president Lawrence F. Probst III, flanked by Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) , talks about the USOC selecting Boston as its applicant city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a press conference at the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center last Friday.

    Boston may have won the United States Olympic Committee bid for 2024, but not everyone in Beantown is excited to host.

  • How Boston plans to do the Olympics—for $5 billion Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    United States Olympic Committee president Lawrence F. Probst III, flanked by Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) , talks about the USOC selecting Boston as its applicant city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a press conference at the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center last Friday.

    It's remarkably expensive to host the Olympics, but Boston is proposing bargain-price games for 2024.

  • US announces bid to host 2024 Olympic Games Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:29 PM ET

    The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Tuesday.

  • Why another Beijing Olympics may not be far off Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Olympics 2022

    Economic troubles at the only remaining rival bidder for the 2022 Olympics have left an open path for Beijing to host again.