James Ellingworth, Associated Press | Posted Jul 25th - 2:40pm
Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.