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Olympic gold medalist discusses wrestling career, 2 near-death experiences

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:04am

Rulon Gardner won an Olympic gold medal in wrestling in 2000, and added to his haul with the bronze in 2004. But his monumental upset of Russia’s unbeaten star Alexander Karelin at the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, was only the beginning.

Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:30pm

Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro.

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

Graham Dunbar and Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 6:40pm

Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

The Latest: IOC VP: ruling was 'justice for clean athletes'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:02pm

The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):

Olympics: No blanket ban on Russian athletes, IOC says

Eoghan MacGuire, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:42am

The International Olympic Committee will not issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and will instead leave the decision up to individual sporting federations, the IOC confirmed in a statement Sunday.

The IOC rejects bid by Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova to compete as neutral athlete in Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:20am

The IOC rejects bid by Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova to compete as neutral athlete in Olympics.

AP Source: IOC decides against complete ban on Russians from Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:00am

AP Source: IOC decides against complete ban on Russians from Rio Olympics.

Ceremony marks 4 years to go before Tokyo hosts Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:41am

Organizers held a ceremony on Sunday to mark four years to go before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.

Brazil police arrest man suspected of Olympics attack plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 1:01pm

Authorities have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Saturday.

Brazil police arrest man suspected of Olympics attack plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 12:00pm

Brazilian police have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics.

Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:30am

Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro.

Bolt return from injury upstaged by 28-year WR being broken

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 11:40pm

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury.

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:00pm

New team. Same old result.

Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year record in 100-meter hurdles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 2:50pm

Kendra Harrison of the United States has broken a 28-year world record in the 100-meters hurdles by running 12.20 seconds at the London Diamond League meet.

Kenyan president to Olympic team: 'Show world we are clean'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 1:40pm

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged his country's Olympic athletes to "show the world that we are clean and can win clean" as he gave them a send-off for the Rio Games.

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 12:50pm

Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday.

IOC strips doping weightlifter of 2008 Olympic silver medal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:40am

The IOC has disqualified a silver medal-winning Turkish weightlifter from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping with an anabolic steroid.

Russia sets up anti-doping commission after Putin intervenes

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:21am

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday for a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia's future strategy, as the country faces possible exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

IOC strips Turkish weightlifter Sibel Ozkan of her silver medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:20am

IOC strips Turkish weightlifter Sibel Ozkan of her silver medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case.