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  • Amid cuts, Rio police ask for handouts ahead of Olympics

    Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, police helicopters are grounded, patrol cars are parked and Rio de Janeiro’s security forces are so pressed for funds that some have to …

  • Rafael Nadal wants his drug-test results made public

    Fed up of being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile …

  • Olympics official wary of athletes staying outside village

    Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …

  • Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

    Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.

  • Jeff Larimer won in whitewater canoe at the 2012 Pan Am Games, but Olympic glory fell out of reach

    There are plenty of whitewater paddlers who talk big, but former-Olympian Jeff Larimer isn’t one of them. Quiet and unassuming, he lets his paddle do the talking. The U.S. Olympic …

  • Author has experience of a lifetime paddling the Lochsa River with Jeff Larimer, former Olympic paddler

    At the conclusion of my interview with Jeff Larimer, I mentioned that I owned a tandem whitewater canoe and, ahem, would he like to paddle the Lochsa River with me? …

  • Couch Slouch says Bostonians should rail against 2024 Summer Olympics

    If I lived in Boston, I would stake out one of the entrances into town – you know, where they have a “Welcome to Boston” sign – and, like a …

  • Georgian protesters call for Olympic boycott

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Several hundred protesters are rallying in the capital of Georgia to protest the Winter Olympics, which will begin in neighboring Russia on Feb. 7. Around three …

  • Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 summer Olympics

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear …

  • Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s …

  • Pistorius granted bail

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was granted bail today, paving the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine’s Day shooting death of …

  • Bittersweet experience for Spokane rower

    Jamie Redman of Spokane watched her Olympic dreams sail away Thursday as the USA’s women’s 8 boat rowed without her to a gold medal. “As the port-side reserve rower, I …

  • Injured Nadal out of London Games

    MADRID – Defending champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the London Olympics on Thursday with an undisclosed injury, leaving the tennis competition without one of its leading stars and robbing …

  • Miscellaneous

    The Byron Nelson Classic will increase its purse by $700,000 to $2.5 million for next year’s tournament, which will be played at the TPC at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, …

  • Kenny Monday

    On mat, Monday gets foes down. Photo by Associated Press

  • Ana Fidelia Quirot

    Ana Quirot made miraculous strides. Photo by Associated Press

  • Karch Kiraly

    Kiraly has an eye for any volleyball. Photo by Associated Press

  • Elaine Cheris

    Elaine Cheris decries ‘80 boycott. Photo by Associated Press

  • Janet Evans

    Her brothers inspired Janet Evans. Photo by Associated Press

  • Olympics ‘96

    A capsule look at the 1996 Olympic events: Archery Medals - 4 (men’s team and individual, women’s team and individual). Dates - July 28-Aug. 2. Venue - Stone Mountain (Ga.) …

  • Lawrence Clay-Bey

    Clay-Bey puts professional career on hold in pursuit of an Olympic medal. Photo by Associated Press

  • Usoc Selects Schultz

    Dick Schultz, who led a reform movement as head of the NCAA before being forced out amid charges he lied about a loan program for college athletes, was picked as …

  • Winter Olympics Campaign On Web

    Boosters of Utah’s bid for the 2002 Winter Games are taking their case to the Internet. Tom Welch, president of the Salt Lake City Bid Committee, announced the group’s opening …

  • Izzy Vies For Space On Toy Shelves

    Step aside, Barney and Simba. Izzy the Atlanta Olympic mascot is about to invade toy shelves. Los Angeles-based Equity Marketing Inc. said Wednesday it has signed a licensing deal to …



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