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State Dept. encourages Ryan Lochte to comply with Brazilian authorities

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM 0

The State Department on Thursday encouraged U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte to comply with a pending Brazilian request to return to Rio and testify about...

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A 'Thank You' to Rio and the Olympic experience from this dad of young girls

Mon, Aug 22, 2016 - 12:03 PM 0

As a sports writer raising three adorable, princess-loving daughters with a wife whose interests fall far from the sports world, I’ve had more than a few...

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Should an Olympic medal earn you a tax break?

Sat, Aug 20, 2016 - 8:37 PM 0

My family and I have been mesmerized by the Summer Olympics. And to be honest, a few times, as we watched Michael Phelps win another gold medal or Simone...

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Ramsey: Coronado grad Kyle Snyder, a ridiculously wise 20-year-old, wins gold, rules wrestling world

Mon, Aug 22, 2016 - 6:01 PM 0

RIO DE JANEIRO - The truth was in his eyes. Kyle Snyder was not nervous as he prepared to wrestle for a wrestling gold medal. Dread is not his thing. In...

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Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery
Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

By: - 0 13 hr ago

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the...

USA TODAY Sports investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident
USA TODAY Sports investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – Seven days after an incident that will in part define the Rio Olympics, details are becoming clearer about what happened during a...

Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident
Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

NEW YORK — Speedo is the first major company to drop its sponsorship of swimmer Ryan Lochte.

The swimsuit maker owned by PVH in New York says...

David Ramsey's highlights from Rio's (mostly) successful Olympics, including a wrestling strip-off
David Ramsey's highlights from Rio's (mostly) successful Olympics, including a wrestling strip-off

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Let's get this straight: I like Rio.

Despite the sometimes smelly water and the ever-hovering threat of crime, Rio is pretty...

USOC: More actions coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal
USOC: More actions coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Whatever celebration the U.S. Olympic Committee has planned for its return home after a wildly successful Rio de Janeiro Games on...

PHOTOS: Final day at the Rio Olympics
PHOTOS: Final day at the Rio Olympics

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Kyle Snyder of Colorado Springs won a gold medal in wrestling, the U.S. men's basketball collected more gold and the Rio Olympics wrapped up with a...

Henry Cejudo supports fellow Coronado grad and now youngest U.S. wrestling gold medalist Kyle Snyder
Henry Cejudo supports fellow Coronado grad and now youngest U.S. wrestling gold medalist Kyle Snyder

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Henry Cejudo sat in the front row, clapping and cheering with a group of red-, white- and blue-clad American fans.

His record...

These women are Olympic athletes. Why do they have to look like showgirls?
These women are Olympic athletes. Why do they have to look like showgirls?

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Deep into the Olympics — almost to the end, really — and we’ve reached the Land of the Women of the Pretty Sports.

Here is Russia, paddling to...

US romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia
US romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team won its third straight gold medal and did it easily, beating Serbia 96-66 on Sunday.

...

Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess
Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

NEW YORK — American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature...

Matthew Centrowitz wins first U.S. gold in men’s 1,500 meters since 1908
Matthew Centrowitz wins first U.S. gold in men’s 1,500 meters since 1908

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The Maryland native upset the favorites in the metric mile event for just the third Olympic gold won in the event by an American.
This is a...

Sean Ford, Colorado Springs resident, keeps U.S. men's basketball team ready to win
Sean Ford, Colorado Springs resident, keeps U.S. men's basketball team ready to win

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Colorado Springs resident Sean Ford will take his usual seat Sunday, the one directly behind the celebrities who play for the United...

Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title
Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — The dominant U.S. women's basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in impressive fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on...

Boxing: Cuba's Ramirez beats American Stevenson for gold
Boxing: Cuba's Ramirez beats American Stevenson for gold

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramirez used a strong third round to finish off top American prospect Shakur Stevenson and win Olympic boxing gold in the...

Saturday's TV schedule: Rio Olympics

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Here's a look at the day-by-day schedule for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times MDT):

THURSDAY, AUG. 18

NBC — Track...

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International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, face loss of medals

0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic...

Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party
Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party

0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio...

Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds
Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds

0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket,...

Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess
Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess

0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his...

US men's basketball team wins third straight Olympic gold medal, beats Serbia 96-66

0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — US men's basketball team wins third straight Olympic gold medal, beats Serbia 96-66.

Neymar kick is gold: Brazil wins 1st Olympic soccer title
Neymar kick is gold: Brazil wins 1st Olympic soccer title

0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil's biggest soccer star gave the Olympic host its biggest moment of the...

Predictable, yet impressive, Semenya wins Olympic 800 gold
Predictable, yet impressive, Semenya wins Olympic 800 gold

0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was predicted. That didn't make it any less impressive, or any less contentious.

Caster Semenya won the Olympic title...

The Latest: China defeats Serbia for women's volleyball gold
The Latest: China defeats Serbia for women's volleyball gold

0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

12:05 a.m.

MEDAL ALERT: China rallied from one set...

The Latest: Brazil rally to win men's beach volleyball gold
The Latest: Brazil rally to win men's beach volleyball gold

0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

1:05 a.m.

Brazil's Alison and Bruno won...