<![CDATA[Olympics News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:00:26 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:00:26 CST Olympics 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com John Brown coached more than 10,000 boxers, but none more different than Tommy Morrison and Cam F. Awesome http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article87296367.html#storylink=rss USA boxing president John Brown of Shawnee has coached the sport for more than 50 years

He was driven to helping kids because of a lonely childhood of his own

Late heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison and Olympic hopeful Cam F. Awesome are two of his protégés

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US swimmers using therapy dogs to relax before races http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86821567.html#storylink=rss Kacey Oberlander is missing her dogs back home, and she's more than a little stressed competing in the high-pressure environment at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:35:05 CDT By PAUL NEWBERRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86821567.html
Who's new on the US Olympic swimming team for Rio http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86820992.html#storylink=rss Michael Phelps wondered whether the younger generation of swimmers is ready to fill his very large shoes. The 18-time Olympic champion is finding out that, yes, the new kids are all right.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:50:00 CDT By BETH HARRIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86820992.html
Gold medalist Diamond ruled ineligible for Rio Olympics http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86812187.html#storylink=rss Double shooting gold medalist Michael Diamond has been ruled ineligible to represent Australia at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:40:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86812187.html
Missy Franklin rallies with gutsy swim at US trials http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article86806942.html#storylink=rss Missy Franklin stood beside the blocks, staring down the still water in her lane. Never had she faced so much pressure, yet she felt serene.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:09:02 CDT By BETH HARRIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article86806942.html
For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86806002.html#storylink=rss Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:57:56 CDT By PAUL NEWBERRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86806002.html
Ailing hip leaves Lolo out of Olympic trials http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86774002.html#storylink=rss Looking for a Lolo Jones fix? Don't look in Rio this year.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:04:04 CDT By EDDIE PELLS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86774002.html
Johnson says Olympic meeting clears up some concerns on Rio http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86758557.html#storylink=rss U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is planning to play in the Olympics, and he said a meeting with USA Golf helped clear up a few concerns.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:18:07 CDT By DOUG FERGUSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86758557.html
Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86726382.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:14:08 CDT By DOUG FERGUSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86726382.html
Body washes ashore on Rio Olympic volleyball beach http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86728937.html#storylink=rss Police don’t know where the dismembered body came from

Law enforcement have been warning the city is not ready to host the games

Zika virus and lack of resources have threatened their success

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After overcoming injuries, Trayvon Bromell doesn't fear Bolt http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86672657.html#storylink=rss Trayvon Bromell swore off sprinting — all sports, really — after taking his third ride to the hospital in as many years.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:33:08 CDT By PAT GRAHAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86672657.html
Lee-Anne Pace withdraws from Rio Games because of Zika http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86663477.html#storylink=rss Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa has withdrawn her name from consideration for her nation's Olympic team out of concern about the Zika virus.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:09:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86663477.html
LeBron James, Steph Curry and Jason Day have dropped out of the Olympics, and the list is growing http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article86662822.html#storylink=rss On Tuesday Jason Day joined a list of athletes dropping out of the Summer Olympics in Rio

Concerns over the Zika virus are keeping many of them away

One IOC member said that with so many top players skipping the games maybe golf should be dropped

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Ex-Olympic short track champ killed in car crash: report http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86653247.html#storylink=rss The Korea Skating Union says former Olympic short track speed skating champion Oh Se-jong has been killed in an accident earlier this week. He was 33 years old.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:23:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86653247.html
Brazil official says political crisis won't hit Rio security http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86649557.html#storylink=rss One of Brazil's top security officials says the political turmoil that has brought repeated changes to key government positions will not affect security at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:44:01 CDT By MAURICIO SAVARESE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86649557.html
Adams gets scare before DQ is overturned at US swim trials http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article86645647.html#storylink=rss Cammile Adams got a scare Wednesday when she was disqualified from the 200-meter butterfly after posting the fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. After a video review, the decision was overturned and she remained in the hunt for a spot on her second straight Olympic team.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:14:03 CDT By BETH HARRIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article86645647.html
The Latest: Michael Phelps makes final of 100 butterfly http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article87088827.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local):

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:40:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article87088827.html
Phelps wins latest showdown with Lochte at US swim trials http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article87307472.html#storylink=rss Michael Phelps won his latest showdown with Ryan Lochte, capturing the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Friday night.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:30:02 CDT By PAUL NEWBERRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article87307472.html
Iranian women push for more open stadiums http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87171257.html#storylink=rss Iranian women report they are being barred from attending a major volleyball tournament featuring the Olympic-bound men's national team, reigniting a debate about whether Iran should be allowed to host international matches.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:20:00 CDT By JANIE McCAULEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87171257.html
US boxer Cam F Awesome down to last shot at Olympic dream http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87299492.html#storylink=rss Cam F. Awesome's sleepwalking gets worse before a big fight.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:29:19 CDT By GREG BEACHAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87299492.html
Column: Time for IOC to make right a 40-year-old wrong http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87291917.html#storylink=rss Shirley Babashoff has a bunch of silver medals.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:04:22 CDT By PAUL NEWBERRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87291917.html
Brazilian women chase golden three-peat on home soil http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87246162.html#storylink=rss The two-time defending Olympic champion Brazil women are chasing a golden three-peat on home soil this summer. The top-ranked Americans are seeking redemption in Rio and their first gold ever.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:59:23 CDT By JANIE McCAULEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87246162.html
Tatyana McFadden aims for 7 medal haul in Rio http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87207242.html#storylink=rss Tatyana McFadden has won the Boston Marathon wheelchair race four times. In April, she crossed the line first at Boston and then at the London Marathon in the same week.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:25:04 CDT By KENDRA HANSEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87207242.html
At Copacabana, Olympic beach volleyball is always in fashion http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87209872.html#storylink=rss Sand, sun and samba.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:24:33 CDT By JIMMY GOLEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87209872.html
Competitive fields head to gate in third Olympics for BMX http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87196277.html#storylink=rss BMX racer Maris Strombergs has earned the nickname "The Machine."

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:54:31 CDT By GENARO C. ARMAS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87196277.html
American Gwen Jorgensen big favorite in women's triathlon http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87194087.html#storylink=rss Gwen Jorgensen, the first American to win back-to-back world triathlon titles, could have been an accountant.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:49:21 CDT By ARNIE STAPLETON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87194087.html
Wrestling to use Rio Games as showcase for changes in sport http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87174607.html#storylink=rss Three years ago, the wrestling community was forced to contemplate life without the Olympics.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:54:20 CDT By LUKE MEREDITH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87174607.html
Ledecky poised to win 3rd individual title at US swim trials http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article87172542.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:49:23 CDT By BETH HARRIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article87172542.html Europeans set high bar on mountain bike for Olympics http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87163882.html#storylink=rss Jaroslav Kulhavy trained so hard for the Olympics that he didn't have time to finish work on a new house.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:19:21 CDT By GENARO C. ARMAS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article87163882.html
Russian whistleblower cleared to compete as neutral at Euros http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article87080807.html#storylink=rss Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was cleared by the IAAF on Friday to compete as a neutral athlete in the European championships and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:10:01 CDT By STEPHEN WILSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article87080807.html