Olympics

Vahe Gregorian

Ready or not, worried or not, the Rio Olympics start next week

The runup to the Rio Olympics has made for endless anxieties about the city’s ability to host the Games. Most every host city has had issues to overcome, and it generally seems to somehow work out. But Rio’s issues are so multi-faceted that athletes and visitors will need to approach it by focusing on finding solutions, being wary but not paranoid and flexing their senses of humor.

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Luke DeCock: Krzyzewki's last US job: Secure the future without him

The wine-and-pizza evening when Jerry Colangelo talked Mike Krzyzewski into returning for a third Olympics is nearly as much a part of USA Basketball lore as the Dream Team. Having won two gold medals, Krzyzewski was finished, headed back to Duke and Duke alone, only for Colangelo to convince him to give it a third go.

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9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio

When the Rio Olympics get underway on August 5, all concerns about the host city's readiness will shift to the athletes themselves. The states of Missouri and Kansas will be represented with nearly 50 US and foreign athletes connected in various ways to the state or schools therein.
Madeleine Ptacin The Kansas City Star
9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio 1:57

9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio

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