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2016 Summer Olympics

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  • Paul George promised spot on 2016 Olympic team

    Paul George promised spot on 2016 Olympic team
    USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told NBA.com Thursday that injured Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been promised a spot on the 2016 Olympic team. “We thought it's the right thing to do,” Colangelo said. “That's it....
  • George promised spot on '16 Olympic team

    The Sports Xchange George promised spot on '16 Olympic team USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told NBA.com Thursday that injured Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been promised a spot on the 2016 Olympic team. "We thought it's the right...
  • Malaysia coach sidelined after poor Commonwealth Games

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia badminton coach Rashid Sidek has paid the price for a poor Commonwealth Games showing after he was excluded from the travelling party for the world championships in Denmark later this month and also looks set to miss...
  • U.S. Olympic official gives Rio de Janeiro high marks

    U.S. Olympic official gives Rio de Janeiro high marks
    The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, on a briefing trip to Brazil, has been encouraged by the prospects forĀ a successful 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "This trip has afforded me the opportunity to view the impressive progress that has been made in Rio,"...
  • Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

    Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer
    It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-...
  • Gymnast concentrates on making Olympics

    Gymnast concentrates on making Olympics
    Most Highland Park High School seniors are focused on their college choice in August, but Jazzy Kerber plans to put her formal education on hold for a year after she graduates in May. Kerber won the all-around title and clubs championship at the...
  • 2016 PGA Championship moves to July to accommodate Olympics

    LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) - Organisers of the PGA Championship made official on Wednesday what had long been a proposal by announcing that the 2016 edition of the year's final major will be held in July. The PGA Championship usually takes place in...
  • Glenview's Olivia Smoliga keeping sights on national team

    Glenview's Olivia Smoliga keeping sights on national team
    IRVINE, Calif. — Olivia Smoliga remembers feeling flabbergasted when one of her sport's biggest stars, Ryan Lochte, greeted her by saying, "Good job, Olivia.''' "I was like, 'Holy cow, you know my name!''' Smoliga said. That happened when the...
  • Michael Phelps' comeback tour continues in Irvine

    The most decorated of Olympians enters the room without fanfare. Wearing a black cap tucked low, he quickly sits with his legs crossed, feet peeking out from underneath a "USA Swimming" tablecloth, as he shifts in a sagging plastic chair. He has done...
  • 2016 Olympic officials start two-year countdown with new promises

    2016 Olympic officials start two-year countdown with new promises
    With exactly two years to go before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, organizers have once againĀ promised they will be ready for the Games. “We have concluded the exclusive planning phase and are now entering the operational preparation phase when...
  • Go Away With ... Bob Bowman

    Go Away With ... Bob Bowman
    Bob Bowman is the coach of the most famous swimmer in the world: Michael Phelps. While he won't confirm if Phelps will compete in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, he says the two enjoy competition of another kind: horseracing. "Michael and I own some horses...
  • Prognosis for Rio Olympics 'much better' - IOC's Coates

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event to mark two years until...