While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system.
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.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen will appear in the opening ceremony for the summer Olympics in Rio. The former Victoria’s Secret model reportedly will be joined by scores of half-naked samba dancers. One publication has already deemed this the “sexiest ever” opening ceremony.
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.
Claressa Shields won a gold medal as the most dominant fighter in London at the first Olympic women's boxing tournament. After reigning atop the amateur sport for the ensuing three years, the ferocious American middleweight was favored to win gold again 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.
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