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At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:20pm

At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.

Rio Olympic village unsanitary, says Belarus team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:20am

The Olympic team of Belarus has branded the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro unsanitary, a day after Australia refused to check its athletes in over health concerns.

Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:20am

Two Indian competitors have proclaimed their innocence after testing positive for banned steroids just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

US Olympic women hold off select team 88-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:10pm

Maya Moore hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team survive a stiff test from a U.S. select team with an 88-84 victory on Monday night.

7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:40pm

Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.

Swimming's governing body rules 7 Russians ineligible for Olympics because of doping violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:50am

Swimming's governing body rules 7 Russians ineligible for Olympics because of doping violations.

Olympic gold medalist discusses wrestling career, 2 near-death experiences

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:04am

Rulon Gardner won an Olympic gold medal in wrestling in 2000, and added to his haul with the bronze in 2004. But his monumental upset of Russia’s unbeaten star Alexander Karelin at the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, was only the beginning.

Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:30pm

Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro.

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

Graham Dunbar and Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 6:40pm

Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

The Latest: IOC VP: ruling was 'justice for clean athletes'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:02pm

The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):

Olympics: No blanket ban on Russian athletes, IOC says

Eoghan MacGuire, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:42am

The International Olympic Committee will not issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and will instead leave the decision up to individual sporting federations, the IOC confirmed in a statement Sunday.

The IOC rejects bid by Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova to compete as neutral athlete in Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:20am

The IOC rejects bid by Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova to compete as neutral athlete in Olympics.

AP Source: IOC decides against complete ban on Russians from Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:00am

AP Source: IOC decides against complete ban on Russians from Rio Olympics.

Ceremony marks 4 years to go before Tokyo hosts Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:41am

Organizers held a ceremony on Sunday to mark four years to go before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.

Brazil police arrest man suspected of Olympics attack plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 1:01pm

Authorities have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Saturday.

Brazil police arrest man suspected of Olympics attack plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 12:00pm

Brazilian police have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics.

Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:30am

Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro.

Bolt return from injury upstaged by 28-year WR being broken

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 11:40pm

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury.

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:00pm

New team. Same old result.