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‘Flying Tomato’ shows all sides in documentary

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The attention-grabbing moment in a new Shaun White documentary is not easy viewing.

January 22, 2014 | | Olympics


US head coach praises Vonn’s Olympic decision

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) - The head coach of the U.S. women's ski team has praised Lindsey Vonn for taking "a very hard decision" and skipping the Sochi Olympics in February because of her injured right knee.

January 08, 2014 | | Olympics


Examining the good and the bad of Sochi Olympics

LONDON (AP) - Today marks the 1-month countdown to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a defining moment on the world stage for Russia and Vladimir Putin.

January 07, 2014 | | Olympics


Video shows off White’s new halfpipe trick

Shaun White's adding a new twist for Sochi.

December 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | Olympics


Wrestling wins spot in 2020 Games

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Wrestling, a sport as ancient as the games themselves, is back in the Olympics after seven months in limbo and even more determined to keep its place for centuries to come.

September 09, 2013 | | Olympics


Oracle Team USA wins Race 4 of America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a rough week of unprecedented penalties and three straight losses, defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA finally had something to smile about following a high-speed romp around San Francisco Bay.

September 09, 2013 | | Olympics


Olympic flag arrives in Rio, marking race to 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Olympic flag touched down on Brazilian soil on Monday, marking the start of four years of preparations ahead of the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

August 13, 2012 | | Olympics


USA wins Olympic medal count

LONDON (AP) - Most medals, most gold medals. The U.S. got what it wanted from these Olympics.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


29 medals equals US success on track

LONDON (AP) - The U.S. track team came up just short.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


US men wins gold, beat Spain 107-100

LONDON (AP) - This was no Dream Team. This was reality.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympics come to rocking end

LONDON (AP) - With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympic Highlights

► Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda rounded a corner with three miles left and simply took off, turning the last mile into a victory lap as he easily captured the marathon, along with the first medal for Uganda at the London Games. He won in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second as he pulled away from the Kenyan duo of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang. Kirui ended up with the silver while Kipsang held on for bronze just ahead of American Meb Keflezighi.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Felix, Jeter help US break record

LONDON (AP) - Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Modern version features biathlon-style event

LONDON (AP) - The modern pentathlon kicks off this final Olympic weekend with fencing, swimming, horseback riding and, for the first time, a combined biathlon-style running and shooting event aimed at making the competition shorter and more dynamic.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Red welt over eye, Olympic gold in hand

LONDON (AP) - You wouldn't know by watching Jordan Burroughs that Americans can't fight anymore.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


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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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