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Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

RIO DE JANEIRO — Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast.After the rushed road to Sunday night’s 100-meter final, he had to make ...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Biles’ run at Olympic history ends with bronze on the beam

Biles’ run at Olympic history ends with bronze on the beam

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam — her firs...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Upset over Nadal puts del Potro in tennis final vs. Murray

Upset over Nadal puts del Potro in tennis final vs. Murray

RIO DE JANEIRO — Juan Martin del Potro ended Rafael Nadal’s bid for an unprecedented second Olympic singles gold medal in a thrill-a-minut...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Coxswain’s rallying cry spurs US women’s eight to more gold

Coxswain’s rallying cry spurs US women’s eight to more gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — The U.S. boat was in third place halfway through the race when coxswain Katelin Snyder shouted the magic words: “This is ...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

RIO DE JANEIRO — Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to ...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette

Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette

RIO DE JANEIRO — Forget the snarling traffic and unexpected rainstorms. Foreign spectators and athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have s...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Super Simone! Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

Super Simone! Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable cor...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Rapinoe’s return comes in time for quarterfinal push

Rapinoe’s return comes in time for quarterfinal push

MANAUS, Brazil — Megan Rapinoe’s return is coming at just the right time for the United States.The U.S. women have advanced to the Olympic...

August 11th, 2016 |  


It’s golf’s time to deliver a good show at the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Men’s golf gets four days to make up for four months of negative chatter about whether it even belongs in the Olympics.No...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

RIO DE JANEIRO — Nothing is ever easy for the rival Koreas, even that most ubiquitous and usually innocent of Olympic interactions, the selfie.L...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

RIO DE JANEIRO — Green, not gold, was the color of the day at the Olympic diving venue.Sure, China won its third consecutive gold medal on Tuesd...

August 10th, 2016 |  


‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.It...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 10th, 2016. |  


Brazil held to 0-0 draw by South Africa

Brazil held to 0-0 draw by South Africa

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil started its quest for an Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer with a disappointing 0-0 draw against South Africa, ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Smooth sailing? US men’s basketball seeks more Olympic gold

Smooth sailing? US men’s basketball seeks more Olympic gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — There were so many questions about their cushy accommodations it seemed the Americans were on vacation.Yes, the U.S. men’...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Rio Games an acid test for Olympics’ appeal in a grim world

Rio Games an acid test for Olympics’ appeal in a grim world

RIO DE JANEIRO — Even if only for two weeks, can “Faster-Higher-Stronger” overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Heath shows she is fit, ready to help US at Olympics

Heath shows she is fit, ready to help US at Olympics

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — It didn’t take long for Tobin Heath to overcome any doubts about her physical condition.Less than 10 minutes into...

August 4th, 2016 |  


US women beats New Zealand 2-0 in Olympic soccer tournament

US women beats New Zealand 2-0 in Olympic soccer tournament

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half as the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated New Zealand ...

August 4th, 2016 |  


For a child’s dreams, are parents going for gold, or broke?

For a child’s dreams, are parents going for gold, or broke?

The Olympics spark hope in many a child of going for the gold. But in financially supporting those dreams, some parents are going for broke.For his 15...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Atlanta’s Olympic venues meet varying fates since 1996

Atlanta’s Olympic venues meet varying fates since 1996

ATLANTA (AP) — Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Olympic organizers suspect ‘isolated’ sabotage at village

Olympic organizers suspect ‘isolated’ sabotage at village

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio Olympic organizers say water and gas leaks, blocked toilets, and electrical faults that have slowed teams from moving ...

July 28th, 2016 |  


25 Olympians to follow on social media ahead of Rio

25 Olympians to follow on social media ahead of Rio

With the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro just around the corner, athletes from all over the world will come together with the same goal: to win.But what go...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at “discrimination” against the country’s banned track and field athlet...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Olympics present problem in US qualifying for Ryder Cup

Olympics present problem in US qualifying for Ryder Cup

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Olympics has thrown another wrinkle into the golf schedule, this one affecting the American team for the Ryder Cup....

July 27th, 2016 |  


At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

MOSCOW (AP) — At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connecti...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia’s problems

Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia’s problems

MOSCOW (AP) — While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slippi...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages

Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandi Chastain is confident the U.S. women’s soccer team can win the gold medal again in Rio, is advocating for fewer hea...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Japanese Buddhist priest contemplates canoe gold in Rio

Japanese Buddhist priest contemplates canoe gold in Rio

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — When he’s not chanting and living the austere life of a Buddhist priest, Kazuki Yazawa contemplates Olympic gold.The ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Golf returns to the Olympics, minus its best players

Golf returns to the Olympics, minus its best players

A year away from golf’s return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, IOC President Thomas Bach said it would be good if the sport had a wide...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


How Russia could challenge Olympic bans at CAS and beyond

How Russia could challenge Olympic bans at CAS and beyond

GENEVA (AP) — Much of the intense Olympic action before the Rio de Janeiro Games open in less than two weeks is set to play out in the law court...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Putin calls for creation of new anti-doping commission

Putin calls for creation of new anti-doping commission

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday for a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia’s future strat...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


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