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Russian champ Isinbayeva applies to compete in Rio Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:20am

The All-Russia Athletic Federation says two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has applied to the IAAF for permission to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

US swimmers using therapy dogs to relax before races

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:40am

Kacey Oberlander is missing her dogs back home, and she's more than a little stressed competing in the high-pressure environment at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Brazil official says political crisis won't hit Rio security

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:50pm

One of Brazil's top security officials says the political turmoil that has brought repeated changes to key government positions will not affect security at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Ex-Olympic short track champ killed in car crash: report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:20pm

The Korea Skating Union says former Olympic short track speed skating champion Oh Se-jong has been killed in an accident earlier this week. He was 33 years old.

Whistleblower Stepanova awaits ruling to race again at Euros

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:30am

Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova could race at next week's European championships as the first exemption from Russia's doping ban if an imminent IAAF ruling goes her way.

Newcomers pushing out veterans at US Olympic swim trials

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:02am

The United States is assembling an Olympic swimming team that Michael Phelps hardly recognizes.

The Latest: Hurdler Pearson tears hamstring, will miss Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:01am

The Latest on Olympic events ahead of the Rio Games (all times local):

Injured champion Sally Pearson withdraws from Rio Olympics

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:00am

Sally Pearson will not defend her Olympic hurdles title in Rio de Janeiro after tearing a tendon in her hamstring, yet another setback in a year beset by injuries.

Franklin, Lochte struggle against rising stars

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:30pm

One by one, some of America's biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials.

Caitlyn Jenner dons medal for 'Sports Illustrated' cover

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:40pm

Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win.

Rio CEO: Security, not Zika, is biggest concern for Olympics

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:10pm

The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.

Draw made for 1st Olympic rugby in 92 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:00pm

Pairings are set for the first Olympic rugby competition in 92 years with the draw on Tuesday placing favorites New Zealand, Fiji and South Africa in different groups in the men's tournament.

Phelps, Ledecky cruise into semis at US Olympic swim trials

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:10am

After being on the sideline for two days, Michael Phelps was ready to go and it showed.

NBCUniversal to provide record 6,755 hours from Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:40am

NBCUniversal's TV and digital networks will show a record 6,755 hours of action during this summer's Rio Olympics.

WADA suspends Kazakhstan anti-doping lab, 4 days after Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:10am

Four days after shutting down work at the Olympic drug test laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, the World Anti-Doping Agency said it has suspended another lab, this time in Kazakhstan.

Ledecky heading to Rio, wins 400 free at US Olympic trials

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:00pm

Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it's a bit of a disappointment when she doesn't set a world record.

Katie Ledecky cruises into 400 free final at US swim trials

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:00pm

After waiting around a day, Katie Ledecky got in her first swim of the U.S. Olympic trials.

Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:50pm

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.

Stunner at US Olympic swim trials: Lochte beaten in 400 IM

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:40am

Ryan Lochte powered out to a big lead in the event he won four years ago at the London Olympics, his powerful arms churning through the water, looking very much like a lock for another trip to the games.