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  • Olympic leaders say Zika virus won't put damper on Summer Games

    Olympic leaders say Zika virus won't put damper on Summer Games

    Though the World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a global emergency, Olympic leaders do not expect that athletes will be scared away from the 2016 Summer Games. The Rio de Janeiro competition will take place next summer in a country where a recent cluster of neurological disorders...

      • Top paralympic sprinter banned for doping violation

        Top paralympic sprinter banned for doping violation

        Blake Leeper, one of the top paralympic sprinters in the world, has been banned for a year for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Monday that Leeper had been sanctioned in response to a test last summer that found a byproduct of cocaine in his system. Officials do not believe...

          • Key figures in track scandal appeal their lifetime bans

            Key figures in track scandal appeal their lifetime bans

            Three men at the heart of track and field's international doping scandal have appealed to have their lifetime bans annulled. Papa Massata Diack of Senegal and two Russian sports officials -- Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov -- were punished for conspiring to extort hundreds of thousands...

              • IOC President Thomas Bach to tour proposed Olympic village at UCLA

                IOC President Thomas Bach to tour proposed Olympic village at UCLA

                LA2024 officials face an early but important test Monday in their campaign to bring the Summer Games to Southern California. The bid committee will spend the afternoon showing Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, the student housing at UCLA. Those dorms and suites represent...

                  • Athletes in Rio stay inside, slather on repellent for Zika

                    Aline Silva has had the dengue fever twice, and she's not taking any chances with the Zika virus. Silva is a Brazilian wrestler who hopes to win an Olympic medal in just over six months in Rio de Janeiro. At a test event on Sunday for the games— at a venue in Rio's new Olympic Park — she wasn't...

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