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

Japan Expects Three Golds From Kohei Uchimura in Rio

Japan Expects Three Golds From Kohei Uchimura in Rio

TOKYO (AP) — They've set up the elite academy, set in motion the Gold Plan and expect Kohei Uchimura to deliver three medals of that color in Rio de Janeiro next month, all part of the Japanese Olympic...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 06:34 AM EDT

There's a Reason Gymnasts Don't Like to Shake Hands

There's a Reason Gymnasts Don't Like to Shake Hands

During every summer Olympics, the gymnasts invariably become some of the biggest stars. They thrill millions of viewers during the games, and are surrounded by fans asking for pictures and autographs afterwards....

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 08:59 AM EDT

Olympic Runners Say Victory Lap Is Harder Than it Looks

Olympic Runners Say Victory Lap Is Harder Than it Looks

Winning an Olympic race is the highlight of most runners' lives. But it is usually followed by the second best moment, their victory lap, which is a little more difficult than it looks.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 05:26 PM EDT

What Do Olympic Swimmers Think of Sprinters?

What Do Olympic Swimmers Think of Sprinters?

Next month's Rio Olympics will feature the best swimmers in the world, whether it be free-stylers, back-strokers, or breast-strokers, and everyone’s got an opinion about the others. Sprinters, for example, are

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 05:08 PM EDT

'You Get a Lot of Punches, Obviously': Water Polo Athlete

'You Get a Lot of Punches, Obviously': Water Polo Athlete

Water polo will be one of the toughest, nastiest and brutal sports to witness in next month's Olympics, and that's just based on what goes on above the water. What goes on under the water is even more brutal.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 04:48 PM EDT

Swimmers Say Official Hot Tub Is Needed, Not a Luxury

Swimmers Say Official Hot Tub Is Needed, Not a Luxury

Olympic athletes can be described as a lot of things: strong, dedicated and passionate, for example. But "pampered" is rarely one of them, until you get to the team with an official hot tub. "People always ask...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT

Draymond Green Court Hearing to Be Held Before Olympics

Draymond Green Court Hearing to Be Held Before Olympics

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery case before he leaves next month for the Olympics.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 12:50 PM EDT

IOC Seeks Legal Advice on Banning Russia From Rio

IOC Seeks Legal Advice on Banning Russia From Rio

International Olympic officials will "explore the legal options'" for a potential total ban on Russia from the games in Rio de Janeiro, and are taking measures to punish athletes and officials involved in...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 06:30 AM EDT

Russia Loses Appeal Against Olympic Track and Field Ban

Russia Loses Appeal Against Olympic Track and Field Ban

LONDON (AP) — Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games...

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 05:15 AM EDT

Dozens of Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Injuries

Dozens of Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Injuries

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc was sued on Monday by Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers seeking to hold it responsible for neurological injuries they claimed...

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