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Jamaican sprinter reveals Zika infection but is competing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 3:21pm

Jamaican sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole says he has been infected with the Zika virus but will participate in his country's Olympic trials next week.

67 Russians apply for exemptions to ban from Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 8:40am

The Russian sports minister says "up to 67 athletes" have applied to track and field's world governing body to be exempted from the ban on the Russian team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Tokyo assembly cancels mission to Rio over spiraling costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 4:50am

The Tokyo metropolitan assembly will not send a mission to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of spiraling costs.

Simone Biles on top again at US gymnastics championships

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:40pm

When U.S. women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi met with Simone Biles to map out the three-time world gymnastics champion's schedule, one designed to keep Biles fresh heading into the Olympics, it was the equivalent of pulling up to an intersection in a Ferrari and letting it idle when the light turned green.

USA Diving gets 2nd spot in women's 3-meter for Rio Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:20pm

USA Diving has been awarded a second spot in the women's 3-meter competition for the Rio Olympics after initially qualifying only one diver.

Johnson, Boudia earn US Olympic diving spots

Corey Elliot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:10am

Steele Johnson wouldn't let the reality sink in until after the final dive Thursday night. David Boudia wouldn't let him.

Nike drops lawsuit against Olympic hopeful Boris Berian

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:01am

Nike dropped its lawsuit against Boris Berian over what brand of gear he wears, freeing the middle-distance runner to concentrate on the Olympic Trials next week.

2-time WCup champion Anna Veith back on skis after year out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:00am

Olympic super-G champion Anna Veith has returned to skiing for the first time since a knee injury forced her to miss last season.

Agent: LeBron James to skip Rio Olympics

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:31pm

LeBron James has all the gold he needs this summer.

National champion Sam Mikulak on top at Olympic Trials

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:20pm

The selection committee putting together the U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics team can probably put pencil to paper and write Sam Mikulak's name down.

LeBron out of Olympics, leaving Melo alone to chase history

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 5:32pm

With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men's basketball history.

Agent tells AP that LeBron James will not play in Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 4:40pm

Agent tells AP that LeBron James will not play in Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympic organizers unveil village where athletes to stay

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 4:20pm

The media got a sneak peak at the "soul" of the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a visit Thursday to the athletes' village, the brand new complex of residential towers where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games.

AP Interview: Security big concern during Olympics in Rio

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 1:30pm

The head of Brazil's intelligence agency in Rio de Janeiro says many countries are voicing concern about security during the Summer Olympics after recent major attacks in the United States and Europe.

Kuwait says it will file $1B lawsuit against Olympic body

Hussain Al-Qatari, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 4:40am

Kuwait said Thursday it will sue the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland for $1 billion, the latest twist in an ongoing struggle that's blocked athletes from competing under the Kuwaiti flag at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

Dorman, Hixon deal big blow to Dumais' Olympic hopes

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 10:20pm

Samuel Dorman and Michael Hixon struggled to find words to describe the biggest accomplishment of their lives Wednesday night. So the two divers hugged, shook hands, pointed to the crowd and waved a flag bearing the letters U-S-A with the five Olympic rings.

New Rome mayor maintains opposition to 2024 Olympic bid

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 1:40pm

Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics is in serious trouble with the city's new mayor maintaining her opposition to the candidacy.

Ex-Olympic champion Schwazer fighting latest positive test

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 11:30am

Former Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer is facing another doping case, but this time he maintains he's clean.

Golfer Rory McIlroy says he won't go to Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over Zika virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 2:50am

Golfer Rory McIlroy says he won't go to Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over Zika virus.