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Justin Gatlin: The Ageless Sprinter

Justin Gatlin: The Ageless Sprinter

Justin Gatlin’s training partners tease him about his grey hairs. His biggest rival, Usain Bolt, jokingly calls him “old man.” Critics wonder why, 12 years after winning the 2004 Olympic gold medal, he...

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Russian Olympic Team Holds Rio Send-off, Putin Slams Discrimination

Russian Olympic Team Holds Rio Send-off, Putin Slams Discrimination

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

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USA Cruises to Win Over China in Olympic Tuneup

USA Cruises to Win Over China in Olympic Tuneup

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:28 AM CDT
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By Kazi Awal

Greatest College Athletes in Olympic History

Throughout history, American colleges have been well represented in the Olympics....View gallery

  • Mia Hamm, University of North Carolina
  • Mark Spitz, Indiana University
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, UCLA
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM CDT

Golden Moment: Miracle on Ice Still Resonates 36 Years Later

Golden Moment: Miracle on Ice Still Resonates 36 Years Later

They were kids, really. Twenty in all, from places named Scituate, Massachusetts, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Their task was to represent their country in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM CDT

Football in Rio: Devon Allen, Jahvid Best

Football in Rio: Devon Allen, Jahvid Best

Two former NCAA football stars will be running in Rio: Oregon's Devon Allen and Cal's Jahvid Best.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:53 AM CDT

Golden Moment: Jesse Owens Shines in Hitler's Germany

Golden Moment: Jesse Owens Shines in Hitler's Germany

Jesse Owens claimed four Olympic gold medals in Berlin, in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 relay and the long jump. Owens tied the world record in the 100 meters and set world records in the 200 meters...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM CDT

Golden Moment: Michael Johnson's Double Gold

Golden Moment: Michael Johnson's Double Gold

The moment has been immortalized in Olympic history. Michael Johnson, backpedaling, his arms outstretched and his mouth agape, gold sneakers — the image of a man reveling in triumph and accomplishment.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:50 AM CDT

Meet Team USA: Athletes to Watch in Rio

Meet Team USA: Athletes to Watch in Rio

Michael Phelps is a household name. In the next month, Simone Biles may become one. Phelps, who with 22 medals is the most decorated Olympian of all time, has dominated four Olympics and come out of retirement...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 02:30 PM CDT

Roger Federer Says He Is Out of Rio Olympics, Done for Year

Roger Federer Says He Is Out of Rio Olympics, Done for Year

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

Countdown to Rio

 

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