Zach Garrett, wearing his lucky Royals hat, finished second in the USA Archery trials process and qualified for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Garrett, 21, is from Wellington, Mo., population 812, and was introduced to the sport as a 4-year-old. While his family is thrilled for him, the analytic archer already has his sites set on medals in Rio.
While essential for the French Open, a roof over center court at Roland Garros is "not crucial" for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics, the city's bid leader said Monday as heavy rain washed out play at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time in 16 years.
Paralympic long jump champion Markus Rehm is still hoping to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite a scientific study's inconclusive findings on whether his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage over able-bodied athletes.
Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the offseason in his home country of Venezuela and advises potential Olympic athletes to educate themselves on the virus before heading to Rio de Janeiro.
Courtney Frerichs, from Nixa, Mo., has the top time in the United States in the steeplechase and is likely to represent the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The former UMKC runner is competing for New Mexico this season.
Courtney Frerichs preparing for run at Olympics in steeplechase
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Michael Andrew, professional swimmer, looking toward Rio Summer Olympics