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Ko and the women get their shot at Olympic golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Lydia Ko could hear the cheers as she played the Olympic Golf Course, only they weren't for her.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


IAAF plans to review rules allowing athletes to change nations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The IAAF is exploring tightening the rules that allow athletes to switch the country they represent in track and field.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


Dalhausser, Lucena fall to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - When Beijing gold medalist Phil Dalhausser teamed up with Nick Lucena less than one year ago for a longshot run at the Olympics, it was more out of friendship - and a lack of alternatives - than anything else.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s team topples Mexico

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Taylor Sander leapt high for timely blocks. He went low for a save at floor level to keep a winning point going. Then, he squatted way down to send another tough ball back over the net.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


US women’s team roll into semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. women's water polo team pushed around Brazil for most of Monday afternoon. Led by Ashleigh Johnson's six saves, the Americans carried a shutout into the fourth quarter.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


Miller edges Felix with head-first dive

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For beating Allyson Felix, Shaunae Miller gets a gold medal. Maybe they should give her a cape, too.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


Brazilian women’s team step away from gold medal match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Brazilians are a step away from a shot at Olympic gold, and nothing could make the host nation's fans happier.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


Biles settles for bronze on balance beam

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.

August 15, 2016 | | 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 neck, and he stared at it for the longest time.

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 their taxi and took their money and belongings.

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 final.

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 pill, then batten down the hatches for the imminent global epidemic of Life's Hardly Worth Living Without Usain Bolt when he schmoozes out in a samba of sad emotion this week.

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 things to watch (all times local):

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics


Russian doping scandal stuns Olympic curling competitors

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - When word broke on Monday that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge, the curling world was floored. Not ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics


It’s US vs Canada for gold Thursday in women’s hockey

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The Americans played their way back into the only women's hockey game that matters: a showdown with Canada for the ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics


American Shiffrin rallies on final run to win giant slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Finally, it was an ideal day for skiing.

February 15, 2018 | | Olympics


White wins USA’s 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.

February 15, 2018 | | Olympics


American Jamie Anderson wins slopestyle

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years.

February 13, 2018 | | Olympics


2nd Alpine postponement means Shiffrin starts with slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Mikaela Shiffrin's pursuit of gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics will start on a different day - and in a different event ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics


Anderson defends Olympic gold in blustery slopestyle final

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Jamie Anderson finished her run, glanced up at the scoreboard and stuck out her tongue for the world to see, a ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics


Nagasu, Rippon help lead Americans to figure skating bronze

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, each ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics


‘California Kid’ heads to Winter Games

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Ask snowboarder Chloe Kim what she thinks the "Chloe Kim Story" really is this year and she hesitates just a moment, before ...

January 28, 2018 | | Olympics


Without NHL players, Olympic tournament is now ‘wide open’

NEW YORK (AP) - When Willie Desjardins coached Canada's 2010 world junior team stacked with future NHL players Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Brayden Schenn, Alex ...

January 21, 2018 | | Olympics


Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first ...

January 18, 2018 | | Olympics


North Korea to send delegation to Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as ...

January 09, 2018 | | Olympics


US skaters likely a threat for 3 medals

SAN JOSE (AP) - With a mixture of veterans and teens, the United States has its Olympic figure skating team. Are there any medals to be ...

January 09, 2018 | | Olympics


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