Olympics

U.S. gymnastics team member Gabby Douglas is flanked by teammates Laurie Hernandez, left, and Madison Kocian, during a visit to the Empire State Building in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas was hospitalized Sunday night, forcing her to miss a scheduled appearance with her U.S. teammates at the MTV Video Music Awards.


Posted: August 29, 2016, 6:33 am

United States' Simone Biles, left, and Aly Raisman wave after winning gold and silver respectively for the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Thousands of people turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns Saturday after they wowed the judges in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts, a ''Rally for Aly'' was held for 22-year-old Raisman, who also won silver medals in the floor exercise and the individual all-around. Raisman arrived at the rally atop a fire truck and on Friday she threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox game.


Posted: August 28, 2016, 2:38 pm

Kenya's gold medal winner Eliud Kipchoge poses during the medal ceremony for the men's marathon during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Three officials of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) have been arrested in connection with the alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, police officials said Friday. NOCK's secretary general, Francis K. Paul, was detained at Nairobi's Muthaiga Police Station, according to the police officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.


Posted: August 26, 2016, 10:31 pm

United States' Lilly King competes in a semifinal of the women's 100-meter breaststroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Swimming star Lilly King is holding her ground on doping. On Friday, A little more than two weeks after the 19-year-old won the first of two Olympic gold medals, King embraced her new role as the unofficial spokeswoman for clean athletes everywhere. ''I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing,'' she said during a news conference at Indiana University.


Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:05 pm

Poland's Piotr Malachowski makes an attempt in the men's discus throw final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.


Posted: August 26, 2016, 4:02 pm

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Add two fresh entries to the increasingly popular genre of non-apology apologies. In a span of 15 hours, politician Donald Trump and Lochte both coughed up carefully crafted words of contrition, each without fully owning up to exactly what hed done wrong. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:11 am

In this , Nov. 7, 2013, file photo, Fiji rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan, center, speaks to his squad in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. Since moving from England in 2013, Ryan has harnessed the passion Fijians have for their kind of football, reinforcing the connections between the game and the people in a Pacific island nation which has become too familiar with seeing its best rugby talent move abroad seeking greater opportunities. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)

Fiji national rugby coach Ben Ryan says he is weighing almost 20 job offers that have poured in since he guided the country to its first-ever gold medal at the Rio de Janiero Olympics. Ryan's contract with the Fiji Rugby Union ends on Sept. 3 and he has resisted all efforts to keep him in the job he has held since 2013. Fiji sports organizations mounted a major effort to raise money to match rival offers for Ryan, but the English coach says money is not the issue and that he is ready for new challenges.


Posted: August 26, 2016, 1:22 am

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson displays her gold medal for the 200-meter during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday. Thompson timed 10.78 seconds with a slight tailwind at Athletissima - just .07 outside her time in the 100 final in Rio and .08 behind her world-leading time this season. It was Thompson's second time down the track after most runners initially ignored a false start gun.


Posted: August 25, 2016, 10:02 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the ban on his country from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics as immoral and inhumane on Thursday, while six Russian athletes launched a bid to compete at next month's games as individuals. Russia was suspended on Aug. 7 over what International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven called a ''medals over morals'' culture with evidence of state-sponsored doping. ''The decision to disqualify our Paralympians is outside the bounds of law, morality and humanity,'' Putin said at an award ceremony for Olympic athletes at the Kremlin.


Posted: August 25, 2016, 4:38 pm

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics. Sweden ousted the U.S. 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match. The 35-year-old Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for her conduct, will not be eligible for selection to the national team until February.


Posted: August 25, 2016, 3:55 am
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