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USA Luge National Team named for 2016-2017 season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:01pm

Three-time Olympian Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer head USA Luge's national team that will race World Cup next season.

Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets

Eraldo Peres, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:00pm

Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.

WADA suspends accreditation of Africa's only doping lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:10pm

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday suspended the accreditation of the drug-testing laboratory in South Africa, the only accredited facility in Africa, until after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

UCI to test thousands of race bicycles for hidden motors

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:40am

The International Cycling Union plans to test thousands of bicycles for hidden motors, including at the Tour de France and Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:50am

Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week.

2018 Winter Games chief quits; ex minister set to step in

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:20am

A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.

South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:30pm

South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit .

Olympic flame set to arrive in Brazil for torch relay

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:50am

The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Brazil, kicking off a three-month torch relay around the country that will end at the Maracana stadium when the games open on Aug. 5.

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to be Olympic correspondents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:00am

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will serve as correspondents for NBC's coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Tom Shields wins 100 butterfly at Swim Meet of Champions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:40pm

Tom Shields won the 100-meter butterfly Sunday on the last night of the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.

McLaughlin wins 200 freestyle at Swim Meet of Champions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:30pm

Katie McLaughlin won the 200-meter freestyle at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions on Saturday night.

Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:41am

Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. He was 85.

Olympic champion Kirani James breaks Drake record in 400

Luke Meredith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:00pm

Kirani James let the rest of the world know that he's still the man to beat in the 400 meters.

Abbey Weitzeil wins 100 free at California swim meet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:31pm

Abbey Weitzeil won the 100-meter freestyle at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions on Friday night.

Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:00am

The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games came to the United Nations in Geneva on Friday, where officials said a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world.

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.

Rio mayor wants Olympic cauldron near revitalized port area

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:31pm

Mayor Eduardo Paes says he wants the Olympic cauldron to burn in Rio de Janeiro's revitalized port area.

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.