Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Split deepens over Russian doping scandal
The split between Olympic leaders and global anti-doping officials over the Russian doping scandal continues to deepen.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Expert to Rio Olympic athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according …
Sun., July 31, 2016, 11 p.m.
Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril
Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird’s Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Digest: Tyron Woodley shocks Robbie Lawler with first-round KO for welterweight title
Tyron Woodley took the welterweight champion Robbie Lawler on Saturday night, stopping him with 2:12 left in the first round at UFC 201 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
Young soccer star Mallory Pugh takes uncommon road to Rio Olympics
The day before she officially made the U.S. women’s soccer team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Mallory Pugh grabbed Coach Jill Ellis’ attention one more time.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Refugees run long, inspiring road to Rio’s world stage
The Olympic refugee team is made up of sportsmen and women who have talent and drive, and the same dreams of competing on the world’s largest stage as athletes from …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Bryan twins withdraw from Olympics, citing health concerns
Bob and Mike Bryan will not defend their Olympic tennis doubles title in Rio de Janeiro, citing health concerns.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Guest column: Rio debacle on the horizon?
Watching what has unfolded over the last 15 months in Rio has me worried sick about our athletes going to compete there.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Bill Plaschke: It’s not right that Russia will be there
The latest news from the Russian Olympic team is Thursday’s revelation of the name of its flag bearer.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
U.S. hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys
Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there’s plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
Newsmakers: Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic says she is out of Rio Olympics
Top-20 player Belinda Bencic says on Twitter that she is pulling out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, another blow to a Swiss tennis team that lost Roger Federer this …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Vladimir Putin says banned Russian athletes victims of discrimination
Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at “discrimination” against the country’s banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Olympic Channel to launch on Aug. 21 after Rio closing
The IOC will launch its new Olympic Channel next month following the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far in doping scandal
At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country’s doping scandal.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Roger Federer said he is out of Rio Olympics, done for year
Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee.
Sun., July 24, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Olympic Committee decides against banning all Russian athletes from Rio Games
Facing pressure to ban the entire Russian contingent from the upcoming Summer Games, Olympic leaders announced Sunday they will instead leave the decision to the international federations that govern each …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
U.S. sends record number of women to Rio Games
The United States is sending 292 women to the Summer Olympics – the most women who have competed at an Olympics for a single country.
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
David Whitley: Rio Olympics could use the Russian villain
The Olympics are just three weeks away, and it seems obvious that Russia should be treated like Zika mosquitoes and fumigated out of Rio de Janeiro.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe wades into Caster Semenya debate
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 …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
‘YouTube nan’ Julius Yego became Kenya’s self-taught javelin world champ
Julius Yego wanted to be an athlete, only he couldn’t run fast.