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CDC: Amoeba didn't die in whitewater center's murky churn

Emery P. Dalesio and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:40pm

The chlorination and filtration systems at an artificial water rapids course where Olympic kayakers train were inadequate to kill a rare, brain-attacking organism, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said after an Ohio teenager died from the amoeba.

Volleyball hall tabs Olympians May-Treanor, Scott-Arruda

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:10pm

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor will be inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Rio gets a federal bailout 36 days before Olympics

Shasta Darlington and Patrick Gillespie, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:52am

Rio de Janeiro finally got a federal bailout, with nearly a month to go before the Olympic Games start here.

Russian whistleblower cleared to compete as neutral at Euros

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:10am

Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was cleared by the IAAF on Friday to compete as a neutral athlete in the European championships and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Rudisha 3rd in Kenya Olympic trials, still makes Rio team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:51am

Olympic champion David Rudisha was beaten into third place in the 800 meters at the Kenyan trials on Friday but the world-record holder was still selected to defend his title in Rio de Janeiro.

Russia defends rower banned from Olympics over doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:40am

Russia's top rowing official says a champion rower disqualified from the Olympics did not dope intentionally.

Brazil sacks head of anti-doping lab after WADA suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:30am

The head of Brazil's anti-doping body has been sacked after the Rio de Janeiro laboratory was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Rio Olympics becoming reality; bring cash for souvenirs

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:50am

The Olympics will become a tangible reality on Friday, when one of its so-called "Mega" souvenir shops opens on Copacabana Beach.

Rudisha aims to negotiate notoriously tough Kenyan trials

Mutwiri Mutuota, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:20pm

So far, so good for David Rudisha at the Kenyan Olympic trials, but the notoriously tough competition dashed the hopes of one big name Thursday when 2012 London Games silver medalist Sally Kigyego only finished sixth in the women's 10,000 meters and didn't make the team for Rio.

Lochte, Phelps set up lone showdown at US Olympic trials

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:40pm

Longtime rivals Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps set up their lone showdown at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials by qualifying first and second in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday.

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 - 7:00am

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.

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.