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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


Andy Murray 1st to win 2 Olympic tennis singles golds

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Andy Murray is making a habit of accomplishing things that hadn't been done in a while.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Rose captures golf’s 1st gold medal in 112 years

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - From the top step of the podium, Justin Rose bowed his head as the Olympic gold medal was placed around his ...

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Aussie-American BMX power couple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - He's reserved, she's outgoing. He's from Australia, she's from Minnesota.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


US swimmers are ‘safe and unharmed’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped ...

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Van Niekerk shatters world record in 400

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Exploding out of the blocks in lane eight, Wayde van Niekerk didn't see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter ...

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Phelps stops Olympic clock

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Got a bad case of lingering PMPD - Post-Michael Phelps Depression? If you think his retirement from Olympic swimming is a bitter ...

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


What to watch at the Rio Games for today

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Day 10 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, boxing, cycling, wrestling and more. Here are some ...

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Phelps looks forward to being full-time dad

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Michael Phelps has nothing left to do at the pool.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Bolt golden again in 100 at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds - 9.81, to be exact - for Usain Bolt to erase ...

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Phelps dusts Lochte in 200 IM for 22nd gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Michael Phelps waggled four fingers, recognizing another historic achievement.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable ...

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


Marcus Fraser leads a day of firsts

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - On a day of firsts for Olympic golf, Marcus Fraser of Australia had the one that mattered - the first-round lead.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


US men win marathon match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - At some point, Phil Dalhausser just had to laugh.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


US women roll to another easy win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. women's water polo coach Adam Krikorian shook his head in disgust after an ugly turnover in the third ...

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


Gray skies and green water at Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Skies and pools both darkened Wednesday as the sun-splashed Olympics in Rio de Janeiro gave way to gray clouds and murky ...

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


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