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Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 01:00 PM EDT

IOC Strips Doping Weightlifter of 2008 Olympic Silver Medal

IOC Strips Doping Weightlifter of 2008 Olympic Silver Medal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has disqualified a silver medal-winning Turkish weightlifter from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping with an anabolic steroid.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT

IOC: 45 More Positive Cases in Retests of 2008, '12 Samples

IOC: 45 More Positive Cases in Retests of 2008, '12 Samples

LONDON (AP) — Forty-five more athletes, including 23 medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Olympics, the IOC said Friday.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 08:45 AM EDT

Golf Returns to the Olympics, Minus Its Best Players

Golf Returns to the Olympics, Minus Its Best Players

A year away from golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, IOC President Thomas Bach said it would be good if the sport had a wide range of players from as many countries as possible competing for...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 12:07 AM EDT

PHOTOS: Redskins Fans Mourn Death of DC Icon Chief Zee

PHOTOS: Redskins Fans Mourn Death of DC Icon Chief Zee

"We've lost a true institution here in Washington," fan Tommy Moorcones said at the vigil.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 05:16 AM EDT

Marc Gasol to Miss Olympics for Spain

Marc Gasol to Miss Olympics for Spain

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish basketball federation says that center Marc Gasol will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to recover from a broken foot in time.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 05:16 AM EDT

Russians Lose Track Appeal; IOC to Weigh Total Ban for Rio

Russians Lose Track Appeal; IOC to Weigh Total Ban for Rio

LONDON (AP) — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 05:16 AM EDT

Russia's Track and Field Stars Angered by Rio Olympics Ban

Russia's Track and Field Stars Angered by Rio Olympics Ban

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) — Russia's top athletes reacted with anger after the news broke Thursday that their track and field team would remain banned from next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 07:51 AM EDT

U.S. Star Jordan Burroughs Key to Wrestling's Popularity Push

U.S. Star Jordan Burroughs Key to Wrestling's Popularity Push

Jordan Burroughs used his gold-medal moment at the 2012 Olympics in London to emerge as one of wrestling's biggest stars.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 05:15 AM EDT

China Vows Zero-tolerance on Doping for Olympic Team

China Vows Zero-tolerance on Doping for Olympic Team

BEIJING (AP) — Seeking to dismiss lingering doubts, a top Chinese sports official says the country has committed to a zero-tolerance stance on doping ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 05:15 AM EDT

Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte Facing More Down Time at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte Facing More Down Time at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte will be busy in the pool at the Rio Olympics. Just not as busy as they wanted to be.

Countdown to Rio

 

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