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  • Show jumper Keach returns to Games 28 years later

    Australian show jumper Scott Keach will not be alone in competing in his second Olympics in Rio later this year but it is unlikely anyone else in the Athletes' Village will have waited so long for another taste of the Games. Keach was named in Australia's team for the Aug. 5-21 Olympics alongside…

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  • British cyclist suspected of anti-doping violation

    An unnamed British cyclist is suspected of violating an anti-doping rule, the governing body of the sport in the UK said in a statement on Thursday. It comes as British Cycling is already in turmoil over the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton amid allegations he used sexist language…

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  • 2-time Olympic high jumper paralyzed after backflip mishap

    Two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto is steadily regaining sensation after a backflip gone wrong during a training session left him paralyzed. The 39-year Nieto was coaching in Los Angeles last week when he attempted a backflip - his signature move while competing - and didn't complete the…

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  • Rio mayor wants Olympic cauldron near revitalized port area

    Mayor Eduardo Paes says he wants the Olympic cauldron to burn in Rio de Janeiro's revitalized port area. The cauldron will be lit at Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony on Aug. 5, and will spend the night there before traveling to a permanent home. Mario Andrada, spokesman for the Rio…

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  • BMW unveils wheelchair racing prototype for U.S. Paralympics team

    Team USA took over Times Square yesterday with the kickoff of its 100 Day Countdown campaign celebrating the “Road to Rio.” Athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams will compete in Rio de Janiero against the rest of the world in the 2016 Summer Olympics. While yesterday’s warm…

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  • Interview: Pellegrini wants team of fighters at Olympics this summer

    The 27-year-old revealed her hopes for the Italian Olympic team at the Games in Rio de Janeiro this August. Interview by La Gazzetta dello Sport's Stefano Arcobelli.

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  • British cycling team in turmoil as technical director Sutton quits

    Great Britain's Cycling team was thrown into turmoil after technical director Shane Sutton resigned on Wednesday, just 100 days from the start of the Rio Olympics. The 58-year-old Australian quit amid allegations he had used sexist language towards female riders and made derogatory comments to…

    AFP
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Thursday-Friday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin likes Nashville's Pekka Rinne as a value play in a Thursday-Friday Yahoo slate that features the NHL's three top offenses.

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  • Canada looks to winter for Summer Olympics mojo

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian Olympic Committee is hoping to tap into some of the country's Winter Games mojo by building a Rio de Janeiro Olympic brand campaign it hopes will leave people cold. With the Rio Summer Games 100 days away, the COC launched an "Ice In Our Veins"…

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  • Doubles specialists face unusual pressure, atmosphere in Olympic tennis

    Bob and Mike Bryan are the most decorated doubles team in professional tennis history, combining for 16 Grand Slam titles and over 100 overall in their career. "There was no win that meant that much to us," Bob Bryan said. "Of all the trophies that we've won, we'd give them all back to win that…

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  • Beach volleyball's Walsh Jennings says shoulder is stronger

    Three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings says her surgically repaired right shoulder is holding up as she zeroes in on another Olympic berth. Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross won last week's FIVB tour stop in Fuzhou, China, a week after finishing third in Xiamen. Ross…

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  • Russia tops doping in 2014, athletics has most cases

    Russia was responsible for more doping violations than any other country in 2014, while track and field was the sport with the worst doping record over the year, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency. Russian athletes topped the country list with a total of 148 violations, followed by Italy…

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  • Unfinished velodrome is main concern 100 days from Olympics

    The unfinished cycling arena is the biggest issue facing the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 100 days before the games begin, the city's mayor said on Wednesday. The velodrome is only 85 percent ready and workers need another 30 to 40 days to finish the structure, meaning there will not be time for a…

    Reuters
  • Rio shrugs off doubts for 100 day countdown

    Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday launched the 100 day countdown to hosting South America's first Olympic Games with government and global sports leaders insisting they can overcome Brazil's political meltdown and troubled preparations. "Rio is ready to make history," Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio…

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  • Jason Day targeting Olympic glory, long No.1 reign

    World number one Jason Day is relishing the prospect of trying to win an Olympic gold medal but has no problem with fellow professionals who have opted to skip the Games. A lengthening list of golfers have ruled themselves out of consideration for the Rio de Janeiro games in August, where golf is…

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  • Rio exhibit celebrates Brazil's 'first' man in flight

    A full scale replica of Dumont's legendary airplane called "14 Bis" sits outside the museum, which is the centerpiece of a revamping of the Rio port area ahead of the Olympic Games starting in 100 days. "The Flying Poet" is a big exhibit, the first of its kind dedicated to a man who while weighing…

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  • Weather concerns cloud Drake Relays ahead of Rio Games

    The biggest unknown for the annual Drake Relays has always been the weather. Conditions could be a big factor this year, especially with many athletes training for the Rio Olympics. Drake has lined up stars like LaShawn Merritt, Kirani James, Jenny Simpson and Brittney Reese to compete in this…

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  • US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad comfortable speaking out

    First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up her speech to dozens of U.S. athletes to mark 100 days before the Rio Games and immediately headed over to a temporary court set up in the middle of Times Square. There she was greeted by Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, the two women sharing a long embrace. This…

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  • Russia leads 2014 doping tally - WADA

    Russia was the top drugs offender in 2014 accounting for 148 of the 1,693 doping violations recorded, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Wednesday. Athletics and bodybuilding were the worst offenders, accounting for more than 400 of the violations between them in WADA's annual report for…

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  • Passing security test at Euro 2016 will help 2024 Paris bid

    Hosting a successful European Championship for soccer fans in June and July would provide further proof that France could stage a safe Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia said Wednesday. Paris is looking to host the games for the first time since 1924…

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