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Wrestling champion gives up Olympic place after brawl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 6:50am

A two-time wrestling world champion said Tuesday he is giving up his place at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a brawl marred a Russian qualifying tournament.

Former Davis, BYU star prepares for his 5th marathon, 1st Olympics with golf run

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:24pm

Former Davis High and BYU cross-country standout Jared Ward is one of the only local standouts to qualify for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

US archers earn Olympic spots for Rio de Janeiro

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 3:50pm

Brady Ellison and Jake Kaminski are heading to another Olympics in archery after earning spots through an arduous U.S. qualification process that concluded on Monday.

Velodrome: Most delayed Rio Olympic venue hits another snag

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 2:41pm

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic venue facing the most serious construction delay has hit another snag, with City Hall saying it is changing contractors for the track cycling velodrome.

Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:50pm

Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.

OIympic ski medalist Hudec to transfer from Canada to Czechs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:30am

The Canadian Alpine ski team says Olympic bronze medalist Jan Hudec has switched to the Czech Republic team.

Anderson, Mellouli win freestyles at Speedo Grand Challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:40pm

American Haley Anderson and Ous Mellouli of Tunisia won distance freestyle titles Sunday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

Pajon, Daudet win BMX titles; Post, Long qualify for US team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:00pm

Mariana Pajon of Colombia has won the women's elite race at the BMX world championships, while Joris Daudet of France took the men's title.

Russians sweep men's 50 freestyle at Speedo Grand Challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:10pm

Vladimir Morozov led a Russian sweep of the 50-meter freestyle at the Speedo Grand Challenge on Saturday night.

UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 1:50pm

The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus.

8 Russian athletes test positive in 2012 doping retests

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:20am

Russia's Olympic Committee said Saturday that eight of the country's athletes have registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 London Games.

Russia's Olympic Committee says 8 of its athletes tested positive in London 2012 doping retests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:00am

Russia's Olympic Committee says 8 of its athletes tested positive in London 2012 doping retests.

UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:40am

The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.

Hardy, Anderson win swim events at Speedo Grand Challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:10pm

Jessica Hardy won the 100-meter breaststroke Friday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge tune-up meet before next month's U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:31pm

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:01am

Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:50am

Russian riot police had to be sent into the wrestling ring Friday when a scuffle erupted after a championship bout.

Hungary forms athletes' commission to help Budapest 2024 bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:50am

The Hungarian Olympic Committee has set up a 31-member commission of athletes to advise and promote Budapest's bid for the 2024 Games.

IOC: 23 athletes caught in retests of doping samples from 2012 London Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:20am

IOC: 23 athletes caught in retests of doping samples from 2012 London Olympics.