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Isinbayeva vows lawsuit if Russia barred from Olympic track

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:40am

Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to file suit if Russia's ban from global track and field competition remains in place and she is barred from competing at the games in Rio de Janeiro.

Draft law supports Hungarian bid for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:00am

Hungarian lawmakers have submitted draft legislation to support Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Sandor Tarics, oldest former Olympic champion, dies at 102

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 7:50am

Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.

Aussie triathletes Densham, Moffatt picked for 3rd Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 2:00am

Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia's six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro in August.

Syria's Allejji receives Olympic table tennis spot for Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 1:50am

Heba Allejji will represent Syria at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being awarded a special place in the table tennis competition.

Twice golden, Diamond doubtful for Olympics amid charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 22nd - 10:00pm

Two-time shooting gold medalist Michael Diamond is doubtful for his seventh Olympics after being charged with driving and firearms offenses on the weekend.

Ogden teen unassumingly breaks Utah's 25-year winless streak of boxing titles

Sean Walker and Ben Schroeder  |  Posted  May 22nd - 6:20pm

17-year-old Diego Alvarez capped off a five-bouts-in-five-days marathon with a 4-1 decision over Nevada’s Fernando Martinez to win the Golden Gloves national championship Saturday, becoming the first Utahn to hoist a title belt since 1991.

3 members of Spain's Olympic sailing team assaulted in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 21st - 11:30am

The Spanish sailing federation says two of its sailors and a coach have been assaulted at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro while training for the Olympics.

Ogden teen advances to Golden Gloves finals with 4-1 semifinal win

Sean Walker and Ben Schroeder  |  Posted  May 20th - 10:32pm

Diego Alvarez defeated Detroit fighter Tommy Robinson, 4-1, in the 114-pound classification in the semifinals of the Golden Gloves national tournament Friday evening at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Rio Olympics to top London in supply of condoms

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 20th - 4:40pm

About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says.

Organizers say 67 percent of Rio Olympic tickets sold

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 20th - 12:02pm

Rio de Janeiro Olympics organizers say 67 percent of available tickets have been sold.

APNewsBreak: Zika prompts USA Swimming to skip Puerto Rico

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 8:50pm

Concerned about the threat of the Zika virus, USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp from Puerto Rico to Atlanta.

Ogden's Alvarez still standing with unanimous decision in Golden Gloves quarterfinals

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 19th - 8:31pm

Diego Alvarez’s win by unanimous decision over St. Louis boxer Timothy Jarman in a 114-pound quarterfinal bout clinched a semifinal berth for the Ogden-based fighter Thursday at the Salt Palace.

Rio security chief wants soldiers to start policing city

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 7:20pm

The head of security for the state of Rio de Janeiro wants soldiers to start policing the city immediately, 2 ½ months before the Rio Olympics are set to start.

WADA appoints McLaren to oversee Sochi investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 6:30pm

World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie has appointed Richard McLaren as the independent overseer of an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Female Power: US, China look to women for medals in Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 12:32pm

The United States and China are tipped to finish 1-2 in the medals table at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and they'll rely heavily on female athletes to do it.

Japan equestrian, 75, loses shot at being oldest Olympian

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 9:00am

A 75-year-old Japanese equestrian rider will not be able to become the oldest competing Olympian of all time in Rio de Janeiro because of an illness to his horse.

Russian prosecutors to investigate new doping allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 5:00am

Russian prosecutors say they will investigate allegations that the country's athletes doped at three recent Olympics.

Brazil bans Australian swim coach charged with sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 18th - 10:10am

The Brazilian Olympic Committee says an Australian swim coach, who faced sexual abuse charges in the 1980s, will not be a member of the host country's staff for the games.