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Rio Olympic head Nuzman formally charged with corruption

Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organization.


5th Kenyan Olympic official arrested on suspicion of theft

A vice president of the Kenyan Olympic committee was arrested on suspicion of theft Monday, dragged out from under his bed by police as he hid in an apartment filled …


Wayde van Niekerk, Monica Puig honored for Rio performances

South African 400-meter gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk and women’s tennis champion Monica Puig received global awards on Tuesday for their performances at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


Newsmakers: Hope Solo has shoulder replacement surgery

Suspended U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she has had shoulder replacement surgery on the same shoulder in 2011.


Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses

Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next year’s world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil …


Steve Spurrier throws Usain Bolt’s ‘To The World’ pose after honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After having Florida Field named after him and then leading 90,000 rain-soaked fans in a pregame cheer, Steve Spurrier did something no one could have seen coming. …


Katie Ledecky enjoys victory tour since starring in Rio

Olympic champion Katie Ledecky is enjoying quite a victory tour before she heads off to college.


Hope Solo will not play for the Seattle Reign again this season

Goalkeeper Hope Solo has informed the Seattle Reign that she will not play for the club again this season.


Ryan Lochte mum on returning to Brazil, will compete on ‘DWTS’

Ryan Lochte isn’t saying whether he’ll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics.


Hope Solo takes indefinite leave from Seattle Reign

Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. …


Lilly King embraces role as unofficial spokeswoman for clean sport

Swimming star Lilly King is holding her ground on doping.


Matt Calkins: With Hope Solo, U.S. Soccer again takes the easy way out

No significant games coming up. No big revenue streams at risk. And as a result, no chance of compromising a women’s soccer empire.


Dave Hyde: Back-to school lessons from Ryan Lochte and others in sports

This column is timed to the start of school, so all you students and teachers, looking for living lessons, realize the most fundamental ones are told daily right here on …


Rio Olympics kept NBC on top last week

The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC’s nightly prime-time averages took the week’s top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks …


Tokyo Olympics play on Super Mario’s global appeal

Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario, the eponymous hero of …


Sponsors cut ties with swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte lost three major sponsors when swimsuit company Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela announced in quick succession Monday they were dumping the swimmer over …


Amazement and disgust: Olympics produce twin legacies for Team USA

Gold medals and a gas station. These will be the lasting twin legacies of the 2016 Olympics for the United States, whose athletes produced both a huge medal count and …


Rio roundup: Closing ceremony both revelatory and full of relief

Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both …


Carmelo Anthony caps Olympic odyssey with 3rd gold medal

Carmelo Anthony had one last thing to teach his young teammates.


Shields becomes first American boxer with 2 Olympic golds

Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and …


Kyle Snyder becomes youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion

American wrestler Kyle Snyder’s run to the world title in 2015 was so surprising that some wondered if it was something of a fluke.


Team USA takes Rio Olympics medal race with ease

The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio. The British, they had a Games to savor as well.


U.S. Olympic Committee says more actions coming in Lochte scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO – Whatever celebration the U.S. Olympic Committee has planned for its return home after a wildly successful Rio de Janeiro Games on the competition front will likely …


Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished.


Success of African-American female athletes strikes a chord in U.S.

Andrea Lawful-Sanders has a ritual for cheering the black heroines of the Summer Olympics.


The good, the bad and the ugly of the Rio Games

Michael Phelps won more medals than anyone else, again. And then he said farewell, also again.


Gold medal not the only prize for most Olympic champions

Here is a look at how much some nations pay their medalists at the Rio de Janeiro Games (all amounts have been converted to U.S. dollars):


Sunday’s best bets to watch Olympics on TV

The U.S. men’s basketball team goes for gold on the final day of the Rio Olympics.


With penalty kick, Brazil wins first soccer Olympic gold

With a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil’s biggest soccer star gave the Olympic host nation its biggest moment of the games.


U.S. medal haul has customs agents working OT

The Rio Games will go down as the best on foreign soil for the Americans, who topped their mark of 110 medals at a road Olympics set in Beijing eight …