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IOC sets up 3-person panel to rule on Russian entries

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:00am

A three-person International Olympic Committee panel will make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Main ramp collapses at Rio Olympics sailing venue

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:40pm

The main ramp of Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, partially collapsed on Saturday. Organizers said no one was injured in the incident that raises further questions about the quality of construction in the Olympic host city.

Rio Olympics: Is Brazil ready for the 2016 Games?

Tom McGowan, John Sinnott, Eoghan MacGuire and Shasta Darlington CNN  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:00pm

In just one week, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro as the Olympic Games arrive in South America for the first time.

Australia's Penny Taylor set to retire at end of WNBA season

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:50pm

Australian star Penny Taylor is calling it a career.

2 Russian swimmers file appeals against Olympic ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:30pm

Two Russian swimmers filed an appeal Saturday against their exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, claiming the ban is "invalid" and "unenforceable."

Brazil cuts ribbon on new subway line crucial for Olympics

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:30pm

Brazil's highest officials celebrated the completion of a much-delayed $3 billion subway expansion that will play a crucial part in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday just days before the games are set to kick off.

First horses arrive in Brazil for the Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:30pm

The first 34 horses that will take part in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have arrived in Brazil.

Doping investigator faces 'deluge of requests' on Russians

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:41am

The Canadian lawyer who accused Russia of operating a state-run doping program is facing "a deluge of requests" for information on individual athletes implicated in his investigation.

Saudi sprinter Masrahi to miss Olympics because of doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:30am

Saudi authorities say sprinter Yousef Ahmed Masrahi will not compete in this summer's Olympics after failing a drug test.

North Korea sends close aide of Kim Jong Un to Rio

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:20am

North Korea on Saturday sent a high-level delegation led by a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un to Rio de Janeiro for the upcoming Olympics, state media said.

Phillips helps Australia beat France 76-67

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:10pm

Erin Phillips scored 20 points and Liz Cambage added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Australia beat France 76-67 on Friday night.

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

Ryan Nakashima and Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:50pm

So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares?

The Latest: US long jumper Hartfield added to Olympic team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:50pm

The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):

Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:42pm

All of Russia's weightlifters were banned from the Rio Olympics on Friday for doping for what the international federation called "extremely shocking" results that brought the sport into "disrepute."

The International Weightlifting Federation bans Russian weightlifters from Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:10pm

The International Weightlifting Federation bans Russian weightlifters from Rio Olympics.

The International Weightlifting Federation bans Russian weightlifters from taking part in 2016 Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:10pm

The International Weightlifting Federation bans Russian weightlifters from taking part in 2016 Rio Olympics.

5 new sports move closer to approval for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:06am

Five sports, including surfing and skateboarding, moved a step closer to being included in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being described as "a dynamic and exciting" package by the IOC.

Russia says taekwondo team approved for Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:30am

Russia says its taekwondo team has been approved to compete at the Rio Olympics against the backdrop of the country's doping scandal.

China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:10am

China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.