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German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:40am

A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:10am

Japan's government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design.

Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:51pm

City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated.

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:02pm

Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.

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.