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New Olympic app lets fans track favorites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:20pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee is releasing a phone app that will let fans track athletes in their favorite sport on their road to the Rio Games.

Silva casts off self-doubts to win pole vault gold at worlds

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10am

With a strange choice for background music blaring around the Bird's Nest, Yarisley Silva attempted to clear 5.01 meters in the pole vault shortly after winning her first gold medal at the world championships.

After worlds, kidney transplant awaits hurdler Aries Merritt

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:10am

No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.

Brazil sweeps US in 2nd match of USA Volleyball Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10pm

Top-ranked Brazil swept the U.S. men's national team in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Tuesday night with both teams playing their reserves.

Americans struggle through opening 4 days of worlds

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:50am

Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface.

Former USOC leader takes job with wheelchair basketball

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:50am

Jim Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been hired as interim executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

No rushing Rudisha: Patience contributes to 2nd world title

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10am

This world title came in a tactical race for David Rudisha, so very unlike the wire-to-wire run at the London Olympics that earned him a gold medal and a world record in the 800 meters.

At the Bird's Nest, it's another Dibaba gold medal

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:40am

At the Bird's Nest, it's another Dibaba gold.

IOC wants Japan's main stadium ready by January 2020

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50am

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new national stadium for delivery by January 2020, but the Japanese minister in charge of the Games cautioned this may not be possible.

Head of Indianapolis gymnastics academy arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:50pm

Authorities have arrested the head of an Indianapolis gymnastics academy who coached two members of the 2008 U.S. women's Olympic team.

Brazil defeats US 3-2 at USA Volleyball Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:20am

Ricardo Lucarelli scored 18 points and top-ranked Brazil defeated the United States in five sets Sunday night in the first match of the USA Volleyball Cup.

Justin Gatlin stumbles late as Bolt wins 100 at worlds

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:17pm

Four straight times after his spirit-sapping defeat, Justin Gatlin heard some version of this question: Was it good for track that you lost to Usain Bolt?

Ennis-Hill dedicates world title to her boy, working moms

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:10am

As she lay on her back, hands covering her face trying to absorb the reality of again being a world champion, Jessica Ennis-Hill's thoughts turned to who might be watching.

Sailing chief: Rio events could be moved from polluted bay

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 3:40pm

The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's Rio Games.

Front-running Kenyans, a late stumble? Nothing stops Mo

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 10:11am

Rarely has Mo Farah been challenged like he was Saturday.

Los Angeles City Council to vote on authorizing Olympic bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 2:51pm

The president of the Los Angeles City Council has introduced a motion to give Mayor Eric Garcetti broad authority to negotiate a deal to host the 2024 Olympics.

Head of Rio's water utility sees 'problems' in Olympic bay

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 5:00am

The head of Rio de Janeiro's water utility has acknowledged "problems" with the city's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay but insisted the Olympic city will eventually reach its goal of collecting and treating all the waste currently dumped into the waterway.

Allyson Felix 'disappointed' she can't run 200-400 double

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 4:41am

Training-wise, Allyson Felix thinks she's fit enough to run the 200 and 400 meters at the world championships.

Symmonds boycott shines light on cash, sponsorship in track

Eddie Pells and Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 12:50am

Almost as important as how fast the U.S. athletes run this week at world championships is how they look doing it.