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Delayed velodrome for Rio Olympics almost ready to go

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:00pm

The most troubled venue for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — the indoor cycling velodrome — is almost ready to go with the games opening in just under six weeks.

Lochte finishes 2nd in 400 IM heats at US Olympic trials

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:00pm

Chase Kalisz qualified fastest in the 400-meter individual medley preliminaries Sunday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials with Ryan Lochte trying to shake off the cobwebs on the meet's first day.

British rower Grainger seeks medal at 5th straight Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:40am

British rower Katherine Grainger will attempt to win a medal for a fifth straight Olympics after being selected in her country's team for the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Mikulak and Brooks headline US men's Olympic gymnastics team

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:50pm

Jonathan Horton texted Chris Brooks and Alex Naddour a picture before both rounds of the U.S. men's gymnastics Olympic Trials this week. The image was from London four years ago. In it, Brooks and Naddour were cheering from the stands in the O2 Arena as alternates while their teammates stumbled to a fifth-place finish.

Ipsen, Hixon get Olympic 3-meter spots, Dumais finishes 4th

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 8:10pm

With one long hug and a few brief words, Troy Dumais asked Kristian Ipsen to carry on the legacy of American diving.

Jamaican sprinter reveals Zika infection but is competing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 3:21pm

Jamaican sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole says he has been infected with the Zika virus but will participate in his country's Olympic trials next week.

67 Russians apply for exemptions to ban from Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 8:40am

The Russian sports minister says "up to 67 athletes" have applied to track and field's world governing body to be exempted from the ban on the Russian team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Tokyo assembly cancels mission to Rio over spiraling costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 4:50am

The Tokyo metropolitan assembly will not send a mission to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of spiraling costs.

Simone Biles on top again at US gymnastics championships

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:40pm

When U.S. women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi met with Simone Biles to map out the three-time world gymnastics champion's schedule, one designed to keep Biles fresh heading into the Olympics, it was the equivalent of pulling up to an intersection in a Ferrari and letting it idle when the light turned green.

USA Diving gets 2nd spot in women's 3-meter for Rio Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:20pm

USA Diving has been awarded a second spot in the women's 3-meter competition for the Rio Olympics after initially qualifying only one diver.

Johnson, Boudia earn US Olympic diving spots

Corey Elliot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:10am

Steele Johnson wouldn't let the reality sink in until after the final dive Thursday night. David Boudia wouldn't let him.

Nike drops lawsuit against Olympic hopeful Boris Berian

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:01am

Nike dropped its lawsuit against Boris Berian over what brand of gear he wears, freeing the middle-distance runner to concentrate on the Olympic Trials next week.

2-time WCup champion Anna Veith back on skis after year out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:00am

Olympic super-G champion Anna Veith has returned to skiing for the first time since a knee injury forced her to miss last season.

Agent: LeBron James to skip Rio Olympics

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:31pm

LeBron James has all the gold he needs this summer.

National champion Sam Mikulak on top at Olympic Trials

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:20pm

The selection committee putting together the U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics team can probably put pencil to paper and write Sam Mikulak's name down.

LeBron out of Olympics, leaving Melo alone to chase history

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 5:32pm

With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men's basketball history.

Agent tells AP that LeBron James will not play in Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 4:40pm

Agent tells AP that LeBron James will not play in Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympic organizers unveil village where athletes to stay

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 4:20pm

The media got a sneak peak at the "soul" of the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a visit Thursday to the athletes' village, the brand new complex of residential towers where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games.

AP Interview: Security big concern during Olympics in Rio

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 1:30pm

The head of Brazil's intelligence agency in Rio de Janeiro says many countries are voicing concern about security during the Summer Olympics after recent major attacks in the United States and Europe.