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Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio

MONTREAL (AP) - Together, Russia and Kenya won 27 medals at the last Olympics in track and field. Their total at the next one could be zero.

May 13, 2016 | | Olympics


IOC relaxes guidelines on transgender athletes

LONDON (AP) - Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC.

January 24, 2016 | | Olympics


‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

December 16, 2014 | | Olympics


Djokovic wins debut in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | Olympics


The host’s real Olympic challenge

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games

LONDON (AP) - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games? Here's a look at what some past Summer and Winter Games sites around the world look like post-Olympics.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada beats Sweden 3-0 for hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden's goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Costly & successful Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Canadians deny U.S. in rematch

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics.

February 22, 2014 | | Olympics


US looks to return to podiums in figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic men's figure skating gold medalist is 19 years old. The women's champion is 17.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada comes back to beat US

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Several medal winners celebrate historic firsts

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It was a day of firsts.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


US-Canada rivalry resumes today

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For hockey fans, it should be a fantastic Friday.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Love birds Wild, Zavarzina soar to medal stand

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Vic loves Alena. Alena loves Vic.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


Kim eyeing second straight gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Anxiety and energy. Conviction and courage.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Tokyo prepares for 2020, and new sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.

August 23, 2016 | | Olympics


US romps to men’s Rio basketball gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The trip wasn't always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Team USA dominates Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Lochte admits: ‘immature behavior’

NEW YORK (AP) - American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature ...

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s basketball finds Spain on road to gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. men's basketball team expected this.

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


US women fall in 5 sets in volleyball semis to Serbia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Leaning over, hands on her knees and cheering at every chance, injured U.S. star Foluke Akinradewo could only watch. The ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Park leads by 1 shot over Lewis in women’s golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Stacy Lewis made 11 birdies on Thursday to match the low score at Olympic Golf Course with an 8-under 63, putting ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it’s Bolt’s show again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record and, within ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


US wards off physical Hungary in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It got physical, very physical, and that's just fine with the U.S. women's water polo team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


2 Lochte teammates in robbery probe pulled off plane by authorities

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Two Olympic swimmers were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. on Wednesday by local authorities amid an ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s team sweeps into semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - John Speraw ran along the sideline about as close as he could to actually being in the action, cheering Aaron Russell ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Walsh Jennings, Ross take bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Devastated. Unable to sleep. Cursing and crying and blaming herself after falling short of her goal to win a fourth consecutive ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Women’s golf returns to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Inbee Park could tell right away Wednesday that this was not an ordinary golf tournament.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Bolt challenged in wild night on track

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's no easy thing to push Usain Bolt, even in an Olympic warm-up race.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


US routs Argentina, moves into men’s semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


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