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Russia says taekwondo team approved for Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:30am

Russia says its taekwondo team has been approved to compete at the Rio Olympics against the backdrop of the country's doping scandal.

China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:10am

China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

5 new sports move closer to approval for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:40am

Five sports, including surfing and skateboarding, moved a step closer to being included in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being described as "a dynamic and exciting" package by the IOC.

IOC suspends South Korea's Moon over plagiarism allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:20am

South Korea's Moon Dae-sung has been suspended as a member of the International Olympic Committee over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis.

Craig Sager to skip Rio Olympics to fight leukemia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:20pm

Craig Sager's fight with leukemia will prevent the basketball sideline reporter form covering the Rio Olympics for NBC.

Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:40pm

Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday.

The Latest: Man suspected of terrorism links arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:01am

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Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:50am

A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.

The Latest: Bolt, "the main man" touches down in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:40pm

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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

Nataliya Vasilyeva and Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:00pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

Diplomat incident avoided: Aussies get rooms at Rio Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:50pm

A near-diplomatic incident — as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it — came to an end on Wednesday ahead of the Olympics.

3 Russian medalists among 11 positives in 2012 Games retests

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:00pm

Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

Federation: 11 more weightlifters, including 4 Russians, tested positive in retest of 2012 London Olympics samples

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

Federation: 11 more weightlifters, including 4 Russians, tested positive in retest of 2012 London Olympics samples.

Conley, Ritzenhein headline US field for NYC Marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:10am

Kim Conley and Dathan Ritzenhein will lead the American field at the TCS New York City Marathon.

Tokyo organizers face more cost increases for 2020 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:20am

While Rio Olympic organizers are under immense pressure to finish preparations before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are already facing skyrocketing costs for an event four years away.

UN secretary-general calls for truce during Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:30pm

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Latest: UN calls for Olympic Truce during Rio Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:52pm

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Australians move into Rio Olympic village _ a few days late

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10pm

Two days after describing the housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as "dangerous," Australian athletes and staff started moving into the massive athletes' village compound on Tuesday.

At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:20pm

At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.