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Analysis: Russia stays, and clean athletes scratch heads

If this turns out to be Thomas Bach's defining moment, here's what the leader of the International Olympic Committee will be remembered for: keeping Russia as part of the club, but losing the trust of thousands of athletes who thought that, maybe this year, they'd get the answers they've been looking for.

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After a bomb took his sight, Snyder took gold in Paralympic swimming

"I'm dead." The thought settled on Brad Snyder in the middle of a cloud of dust and smoke raised by the blast of a homemade land mine. He lay in the fetal position on a patch of grass next to a ravine in southern Afghanistan. The Navy lieutenant couldn't make out any blood through the haze. His arms and legs were still attached. He didn't know anyone who'd survived one of these explosions with all of their limbs intact.

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12 Year-Old Hana Allen will attend Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, Hana Allen, 12 year-old (center) was overwhelmed with emotion after she found out that she would be attending the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with her mother, Heather Allen (right) both of Pleasant Hill, Mo. McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities selected eight children from across the United States to participate in the McDonald’s Olympic Kids Program and be apart of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.
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12 Year-Old Hana Allen will attend Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 1:50

12 Year-Old Hana Allen will attend Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Zach Garrett aiming for archery bullseye in Rio 3:19

Zach Garrett aiming for archery bullseye in Rio

Canadian rowers find good weather, calm water in Sacramento to train for the Olympics 3:09

Canadian rowers find good weather, calm water in Sacramento to train for the Olympics

Boxing coach is hopeful for Cam F. Awesome’s Olympic bid 3:46

Boxing coach is hopeful for Cam F. Awesome’s Olympic bid