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Russia's fencing team cleared to compete at Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:40am

Russian fencers has been cleared to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the sport's governing body found no grounds to exclude any of the team for doping.

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

The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):

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.

Rio Olympic village unsanitary, says Belarus team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:20am

The Olympic team of Belarus has branded the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro unsanitary, a day after Australia refused to check its athletes in over health concerns.

Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:20am

Two Indian competitors have proclaimed their innocence after testing positive for banned steroids just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

US Olympic women hold off select team 88-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:10pm

Maya Moore hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team survive a stiff test from a U.S. select team with an 88-84 victory on Monday night.

7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping

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.

Swimming's governing body rules 7 Russians ineligible for Olympics because of doping violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:50am

Swimming's governing body rules 7 Russians ineligible for Olympics because of doping violations.

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.