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Summer Olympic opener will be spectacular

LONDON (AP) - The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle - but will it be a surprise?

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics


Tarmoh moves on from 100 debacle at trials

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - The scrapes on the right arm of Jeneba Tarmoh are still raw from a recent fall in a race.

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics


Garcia, Johnson excited for next Olympics

LONDON (AP) - With a floating target in the River Thames and a set of giant Olympic rings overhead, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson took turns whacking balls at a makeshift green.

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics


NBC’s Costas says he plans to honor Israelis

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas says he plans his own on-air commemoration this week of Israelis killed in Munich 40 years ago despite the refusal of Olympic authorities to do so during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Game.

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics


Long sleeves over bikinis possible for beach volleyball

LONDON (AP) - Two piece or not two piece: that is the question.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


Laid-back Lochte unfazed in & out of pool going into Games

LONDON (AP) - Ryan Lochte has been building toward the London Games since he walked away from Beijing dissatisfied four years ago.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


Hurdler surprised by stir his tweet caused

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - Tired from a long flight and frustrated over a bus ride taking forever, Kerron Clement let his feelings be known on social media.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


American discus thrower once worked seven jobs to back his Olympic dream

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - Before heading over for the Olympics, discus thrower Lance Brooks refinished a driveway in the searing sun to earn extra cash.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


Long jumper rejoins Texas Longhorns after Summer Games

LONDON (AP) - Once the Olympics are over, long jumper Marquise Goodwin has to hustle back home.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympic flame takes a ride on London Eye

LONDON (AP) - The Olympic flame has had a ride on the London Eye.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


US men hold off Argentina in exhibition

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Dressed like the Dream Team, tested like its predecessor never was.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


Baseball, softball agree to merge in Olympic bid

LONDON (AP) - Seven years after they were cut from the games, baseball and softball have agreed to merge into a single international federation in a joint bid to return to the Olympics.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics


Wambach hopes Olympics revive US women's league

Winning gold medals hasn't been a problem for Abby Wambach and the U.S. Women's soccer team.

July 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | Olympics


US women's basketball team looking for respect

ISTANBUL (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team feel a little overlooked.

July 21, 2012 | | Olympics


US men's basketball team to play Argentina, Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Forever in the Dream Team's shadow, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is now walking in its footsteps.

July 21, 2012 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) - Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up ...

July 26, 2016 | | Olympics


Durant heads to new home with Team USA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night.

July 25, 2016 | | Olympics


IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of ...

July 24, 2016 | | Olympics


US Basketball team opens camp in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the team opened camp at UNLV with ...

July 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Sydney the kid’s whirlwind summer culminates at Rio Games

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sydney McLaughlin is running with a fast crowd these days. The 16-year-old sprinter and hurdler heads to the Rio Olympics as the ...

July 14, 2016 | | Olympics


THE GRIND

SAN JOSE (AP) - The girls will come in, often wide-eyed and eager, to get a feel for what the typical day of an elite gymnast ...

July 10, 2016 | | Olympics


The 5th Olympics may mean the most yet for Phelps

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 30, 2016 | | Olympics


Tolman places 29th in 1st U.S. Olympic Trials appearance

OMAHA, Neb. - Sierra High graduate Scott Tolman competed in the 200-meter breaststroke in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wednesday at CenturyLink Center, finishing third ...

June 30, 2016 | | Olympics


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