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Bolt return from injury upstaged by 28-year WR being broken

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 11:40pm

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury.

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:00pm

New team. Same old result.

Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year record in 100-meter hurdles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 2:50pm

Kendra Harrison of the United States has broken a 28-year world record in the 100-meters hurdles by running 12.20 seconds at the London Diamond League meet.

Kenyan president to Olympic team: 'Show world we are clean'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 1:40pm

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged his country's Olympic athletes to "show the world that we are clean and can win clean" as he gave them a send-off for the Rio Games.

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 12:50pm

Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday.

IOC strips doping weightlifter of 2008 Olympic silver medal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:40am

The IOC has disqualified a silver medal-winning Turkish weightlifter from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping with an anabolic steroid.

Russia sets up anti-doping commission after Putin intervenes

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:21am

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday for a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia's future strategy, as the country faces possible exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

IOC strips Turkish weightlifter Sibel Ozkan of her silver medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:20am

IOC strips Turkish weightlifter Sibel Ozkan of her silver medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case.

'No longer sport': Paula Radcliffe wades into Semenya debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:10am

Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe says comments she made concerning Caster Semenya have been misrepresented after she stated in a radio interview that the South African's current dominance in the 800 meters is "no longer sport."

IOC reports 45 more positive doping cases in retests from 2008 and 2012 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 4:50am

IOC reports 45 more positive doping cases in retests from 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 2:01pm

Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days.

English campaign for jousting to feature at Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 12:10pm

Baseball has a rival for inclusion in the Olympics: Jousting.

IOC acts to protect Olympic athletes from Games-time abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 10:00am

The International Olympic Committee says a welfare officer will be assigned to the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro to coordinate any reports of harassment or abuse during the games next month.

Marc Gasol to miss Olympics for Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 10:00am

The Spanish basketball federation says that center Marc Gasol will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to recover from a broken foot in time.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says athletes banned from competing in Rio Olympics could go to a civil court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 7:00am

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says athletes banned from competing in Rio Olympics could go to a civil court.

China vows zero-tolerance on doping for Olympic team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 3:50am

Seeking to dismiss lingering doubts, a top Chinese sports official says the country has committed to a zero-tolerance stance on doping ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Russia loses appeal against Olympic ban on its track and field athletes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 3:20am

Russia loses appeal against Olympic ban on its track and field athletes .

Newspapers withdraw applications for Olympic accreditation

Steve McMorran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 10:20pm

New Zealand's two largest newspaper groups are not sending journalists to cover the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of a dispute with domestic broadcasting rights-holder Sky TV and the New Zealand Olympic Committee over accreditation terms they say will unfairly restrict coverage.