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Hackett apologizes for "pure stupidity" in groping incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:50pm

Two-time Olympic 1,500-meter freestyle champion Grant Hackett has publicly apologized for a drunken incident on a flight home from the Australian Olympic trials earlier this month, when he was accused of groping a male passenger who reclined the seat in front of him.

Russia tops doping in 2014, athletics has most cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 4:00pm

Russia was responsible for more doping violations than any other country in 2014, while track and field was the sport with the worst doping record over the year, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Rio gets Olympic flame 100 days before games

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 12:40pm

The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games in Athens on Wednesday, 100 days before the opening ceremony in Brazil.

Rio gets 3 holidays during Olympics, traffic fines loom

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 12:20pm

Residents of Rio de Janeiro will get three new holidays during the Olympics as part of a plan to keep people off the roads and limit the city's suffocating traffic.

US Olympians get nautical look for Rio's closing ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 11:40am

Olympic athletes from the United States will look ready to sail back home when they attend the closing ceremony at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 11:20am

South Korea's Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof uniforms complete with mosquito repellent it says will help protect athletes from the virus at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

Russian track team could return at European Championships

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 10:30am

If reinstated in June, Russia could still compete at the European track championships in July, the head of European Athletics said Wednesday after meeting senior officials in Moscow.

France's Olympic water polo team cleared by FINA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 9:50am

The governing body of swimming says no action will be taken against France's water polo team for supposedly losing an Olympic qualifier on purpose to get a preferred opponent in the next round.

Pellegrini selected as Italy's flag-bearer for Rio Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 7:30am

Swimming world-record holder Federica Pellegrini was selected Wednesday as Italy's flag-bearer for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — four years after she asked not to perform the same honor at the London Games.

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez announces retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 6:40pm

Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist Felix Sanchez has announced his retirement at the age of 38 and will not compete in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez announces retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 6:21pm

Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist Felix Sanchez has announced his retirement at the age 38 and will not compete in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic honor for refugees: Rio flame stops at UN camp

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 11:10am

If they had a home, refugees would belong to the world's 24th most populous nation, just behind Italy. On Tuesday, there were honored as members of the Olympic family.

Official wary of athletes staying outside Olympic village

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 4:46pm

Extra security measures may be needed to protect some athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the Rio de Janeiro Games, one of Brazil's top security officials said Monday.

Still swimming in exile, Syrian refugee to carry Rio flame

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 2:30pm

As a swimming-mad teenager in Syria, Ibrahim Al-Hussein was glued to his TV set for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

WADA appoints cycling doping expert to Russia project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 11:00am

A former war crimes investigator who examined doping in the Lance Armstrong era of cycling will help rebuild Russia's discredited anti-doping program.

American heavyweight Breazeale to fight Joshua for IBF title

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 8:01am

Undefeated American heavyweight Dominic Breazeale will challenge Anthony Joshua for his IBF title at London's O2 Arena on June 25.

Organizers go for harmony in new Tokyo 2020 logo

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 1:40am

A ring of interconnected indigo blue rectangular shapes is the new symbol of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Report: Russia says athletes have 'moral right' to be in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 23rd - 7:20am

Russia's sports minister is arguing in an interview with a German magazine that his country's athletes have a "moral right" to take part in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Syrian refugee named torchbearer in Greek leg of Rio relay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 9:30am

A Syrian refugee who had part of a leg amputated after a bombing will be one of the torchbearers for the Greek leg of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic flame relay.