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Olympic triathlon champ Jorgensen to run 1st marathon in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:21pm

Olympic triathlon gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen will run her first marathon in November in New York.

Jordan's first Olympic medalist comes home to royal welcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:00am

Jordan's first Olympic champion, taekwondo gold medal winner Ahmad Abughaush, has returned home to a royal welcome.

3 Olympic weightlifting gold medalists fail doping retests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:50am

Three Olympic champion weightlifters from China and eight other medalists stand to be stripped of their titles after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympics.

International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, fa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:30am

International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, face loss of medals.

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host of next Summer Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:02pm

The Olympic flag has arrived in Tokyo, host of the next Summer Games.

Wife sentenced for killing 1984 Olympic bronze medalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:20pm

The wife of a 1984 Olympic medalist was sentenced to a potential life sentence on Tuesday for shooting him in what she claimed was self-defense following years of abuse.

French Olympic athletes honored; Paris 2024 bid in mind

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 12:40pm

French President Francois Hollande has called on his country's Olympic champions to stand up for Paris' bid to host the games in 2024.

Mongolia's Olympic wrestling strip gets public backing

Ganbat Namjilsangarav, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:11am

A skin-baring protest by a pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics might have struck some observers as slightly bizarre. Back home in their landlocked Asian nation, however, it's been praised as the appropriate response to bad refereeing.

Venezuela to give free housing to returning Olympians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:20pm

None of Venezuela's 87 Olympic athletes won gold this year, but they're getting another prize — new homes from the government.

Speedo drops sponsorship of Ryan Lochte

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 12:18pm

Speedo is the first major company to drop its sponsorship of swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Great Clips: American halts pole vault to address flag; Al Roker dresses down Ryan Lochte

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 11:00am

An American halted his pole vaulting attempt to pay respect to the flag during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner; Al Roker isn't buying Ryan Lochte's "lies"; and a favorite face reappeared during the Closing Ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe wows Rio finale as Super Mario

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 6:20am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's brief but showstopping gig at the Olympics closing ceremony as the Nintendo game character Super Mario offered a tantalizing glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games.

India welcomes back Sindhu after rare medal in Rio

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 5:20am

P.V. Sindhu, the 21-year-old badminton player who won one of India's two medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, returned to her hometown in southern India to cheering crowds Monday

Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 10:25pm

The Rio Games, the first in South America, were a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions. And Rio residents, known as Cariocas, were not about to let sporadic rains and strong wind gusts get in the way of a final hurrah.

The Latest: Rio Games close with samba-fueled Carnival party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 8:11pm

The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

Water streams down to extinguish flame in Olympic cauldron, wrapping up Rio Games at closing ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 7:30pm

Water streams down to extinguish flame in Olympic cauldron, wrapping up Rio Games at closing ceremony.

Tokyo governor accepts Olympic flag at closing ceremony, symbolizing end of Rio Games and transition to 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 6:50pm

Tokyo governor accepts Olympic flag at closing ceremony, symbolizing end of Rio Games and transition to 2020.