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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


McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken.

August 25, 2016 | | 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


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