RIO DE JANEIRO - Men and women in skimpy swimsuits frolicked in the surf, sprawled out on towels or kicked around a soccer ball at Copacabana Beach. Others cooled themselves under an umbrella at one of the many open-air kiosks serving food, ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - When Venus Williams pushed one last forehand long to lose in the first round for the first time in her record five Olympic singles tournaments, her opponent celebrated as if having claimed a gold medal, dropping down on the ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky, performers decked in silver and sweet, sultry music, Rio de Janiero is welcoming the world to the first Olympic Games in South America with a message: Let's take ...
Aug 6, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The first Olympics in Brazil are underway - aptly with soccer games in the sport's spiritual home and a win for the hosts.In Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Stadium, the Brazilian women's team eased ...
Aug 4, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task.Speaking at an ...
Aug 4, 2016
HOUSTON - They have crisscrossed the country, delivering basketball blowouts from coast to coast.Now the US Olympic teams can finally take the only flight they really want.They were to depart together on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) for Brazil, a trip that&# ...
Aug 3, 2016
WITH the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro just around the corner, athletes from all over the world will come together with the same goal: to win.But what good is winning without being able to share it - and the events leading up ...
Jul 26, 2016
BERN, Switzerland - British sprinter Mark Cavendish has withdrawn from the Tour de France in a bid to improve his medal chances at next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Team Dimension Data made the announcement on Tuesday on the race&# ...
Jul 20, 2016
BRISBANE, Australia - Olympic champion Sally Pearson has reportedly withdrawn from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro because of a hamstring injury.The Herald Sun newspaper and other Australian media reported Wednesday that Pearson, the 100-meter hurdles Olympic gold medalist in ...
Jun 29, 2016
WASHINGTON - The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.Sidney Levy, chief executive officer of the Rio Organizing Committee, said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that keeping athletes and ...
Jun 29, 2016
WASHINGTON - Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics.Beal said on Twitter that he has decided to dedicate his summer to getting into shape for next season. He called the ...
Jun 25, 2016
SYDNEY - After two members of the Australian Paralympic sailing squad were robbed at gunpoint, Australia's Olympic team leader is urging Brazilian authorities to implement Olympic-scale security now in Rio de Janeiro "before an athlete gets hurt."The weekend incident ...
Jun 21, 2016
HOUSTON - James Harden has added his name to a growing list of NBA stars passing on the Olympics.Harden said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) he has informed USA Basketball that he won't play in Rio, his announcement coming just ...
Jun 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro Olympic venue facing the most serious construction delay has hit another snag, with City Hall saying it is changing contractors for the track cycling velodrome.In a statement, the city said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila ...
May 31, 2016
SYDNEY - Australian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be supplied with condoms which manufacturers say will offer "near complete" antiviral protect against the Zika virus.The Australian Olympic Committee announced the health measure for the Aug. 5-21 Olympics ...
May 16, 2016
MADRID - Extra security measures may be needed to protect some athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the Rio de Janeiro Games, one of Brazil's top security officials said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Andrei Rodrigues, responsible for overseeing ...
Apr 26, 2016
THE Alliance of Boxing Associations of the Philippines (Abap) hopes to get an answer from Manny Pacquiao if he is indeed interested to see action in the 2016 Rio Olympics after he faces Timothy Bradley on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Abap executive ...
Apr 7, 2016
SAO PAULO - Ticket sales for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics are disappointing organizers.Sales "are a little lower than the usual - also because of the (economic) crisis here. But the best tickets are selling very quickly," organizing committee spokesman Mario ...
Jan 20, 2016
LUIS Gabriel Moreno is dedicating his bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympics to his grandfather, the late German Moreno.The Youth Olympian said he will still vie for a berth in the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro despite the recent ...
Jan 14, 2016
SYDNEY - Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament.While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says ...
Nov 24, 2015
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