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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

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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.

IOC suspends South Korea's Moon over plagiarism allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:20am

South Korea's Moon Dae-sung has been suspended as a member of the International Olympic Committee over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis.

Craig Sager to skip Rio Olympics to fight leukemia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:20pm

Craig Sager's fight with leukemia will prevent the basketball sideline reporter form covering the Rio Olympics for NBC.

Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:40pm

Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday.

The Latest: Man suspected of terrorism links arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:01am

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Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:50am

A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.

The Latest: Bolt, "the main man" touches down in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:40pm

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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

Nataliya Vasilyeva and Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:00pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

Diplomat incident avoided: Aussies get rooms at Rio Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:50pm

A near-diplomatic incident — as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it — came to an end on Wednesday ahead of the Olympics.