Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.
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.
Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro.
Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro.
Honduras expressed interest in Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza joining its national team for the Olympics in Rio de Janiero. But days before the roster announcement, Espinoza has not received a call.
Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.
"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.
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.
12 Year-Old Hana Allen will attend Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Zach Garrett aiming for archery bullseye in Rio
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