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Rio police question top Irish Olympic executives in probe

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:21pm

Rio de Janeiro police began questioning two of Ireland's top Olympic executives on Thursday in a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe that has already ensnared the highest official.

Kenya disbands Olympic committee after troubles in Rio

Mutwiri Mutwota and Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:13am

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya was disbanded by the government on Thursday and an investigation launched into alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

China faces 1-year ban from weightlifting over doping

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:10am

China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world's top athletes from competing internationally.

Olympic triathlon champ Jorgensen to run 1st marathon in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:21pm

Olympic triathlon gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen will run her first marathon in November in New York.

Swimmer Feigen apologizes for 'serious distraction' in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:17am

U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.

Jordan's first Olympic medalist comes home to royal welcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:00am

Jordan's first Olympic champion, taekwondo gold medal winner Ahmad Abughaush, has returned home to a royal welcome.

3 Olympic weightlifting gold medalists fail doping retests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:50am

Three Olympic champion weightlifters from China and eight other medalists stand to be stripped of their titles after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympics.

International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, fa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:30am

International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, face loss of medals.

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host of next Summer Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:02pm

The Olympic flag has arrived in Tokyo, host of the next Summer Games.

Wife sentenced for killing 1984 Olympic bronze medalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:20pm

The wife of a 1984 Olympic medalist was sentenced to a potential life sentence on Tuesday for shooting him in what she claimed was self-defense following years of abuse.

French Olympic athletes honored; Paris 2024 bid in mind

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 12:40pm

French President Francois Hollande has called on his country's Olympic champions to stand up for Paris' bid to host the games in 2024.

Mongolia's Olympic wrestling strip gets public backing

Ganbat Namjilsangarav, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:11am

A skin-baring protest by a pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics might have struck some observers as slightly bizarre. Back home in their landlocked Asian nation, however, it's been praised as the appropriate response to bad refereeing.

Venezuela to give free housing to returning Olympians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:20pm

None of Venezuela's 87 Olympic athletes won gold this year, but they're getting another prize — new homes from the government.

Speedo drops sponsorship of Ryan Lochte

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 12:18pm

Speedo is the first major company to drop its sponsorship of swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Great Clips: American halts pole vault to address flag; Al Roker dresses down Ryan Lochte

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 11:00am

An American halted his pole vaulting attempt to pay respect to the flag during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner; Al Roker isn't buying Ryan Lochte's "lies"; and a favorite face reappeared during the Closing Ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe wows Rio finale as Super Mario

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 6:20am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's brief but showstopping gig at the Olympics closing ceremony as the Nintendo game character Super Mario offered a tantalizing glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games.