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AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

Brad Brooks and Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:40am

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

Brad Brooks and Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:31am

Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:50pm

IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.

Tokyo emblem under scrutiny for resemblance to existing logo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:30pm

The design of the official emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has come under scrutiny for bearing a striking resemblance to an existing logo

US Olympic hero Jim Craig to auction memorabilia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:40pm

The American flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block.

Former IOC member Leo Wallner of Austria dies at 79

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:20am

Leo Wallner, a former IOC member who led Austria's national Olympic movement for 19 years, has died. He was 79.

Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:30am

Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.

Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:00am

The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc.

Muller of France wins women's 10k open water title at worlds

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:10pm

There were medals at stake in the women's 10-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships. A top-10 finish was just as good, though, since it secured a trip to next year's Olympics.

Chand aims to qualify for Rio Olympics after CAS verdict

C.rajshekhar Rao, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:50am

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will aim to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to suspend IAAF rules that could have blocked women with high levels of male hormones from competing in Rio de Janeiro.

Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:00am

The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design.

IOC executive board recommends South Sudan gain recognition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:00am

The IOC executive board recommended Tuesday that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the world's newest nation to send a team to next year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

After Olympic dreams fizzle, Bostonians wonder: Now what?

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:30pm

Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some are wistfully wondering what might have been.

USOC won't seek $25 million bailout penalty from Boston

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:30pm

Oh, about that $25 million. Don't worry about it, Boston.

AP Source: US Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Olympics to Boston

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:41pm

AP Source: US Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Olympics to Boston.

Olympic skicross racer banned in doping rule case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:00am

Two-time Olympic skicross racer Sanna Luedi of Switzerland has been banned from competing for one year after breaking anti-doping rules.

IOC awards Olympic broadcast rights to Qatar's beIN Media

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:50am

The International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar's beIN Media Group.

Steven Adams unavailable for New Zealand national team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:30am

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has made himself unavailable for New Zealand's Oceania Olympic basketball qualifying series against Australia next month.

Toronto will bid for 2024 Olympics; joins 5 others

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:20am

The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee says Toronto will bid for the 2024 Olympics, joining a crowded field that already includes five cities.