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2016 Summer Olympics

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Top 2016 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Lapasset delighted by rugby sevens debut at Youth Games

    NANJING China (Reuters) - International Rugby Board (IRB) President Bernard Lapasset described the debut of rugby sevens at the Youth Olympics as a "huge moment" for the sport and said IOC President Thomas Bach had been impressed by the quality on show in...
  • Meilutyte grabs second gold of Youth Games

    NANJING China (Reuters) - London Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte finished more than two seconds ahead of her nearest rival in the women's 100 meters breaststroke final on Wednesday to claim her second gold medal of the Youth Olympic Games. Meilutyte will...
  • Phil Mickelson looking ahead to Olympic golf

    Phil Mickelson looking ahead to Olympic golf
    After a second-place finish at the recent PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson said he feels energized and ready for the FedEx Cup playoffs. But there is something else the highly ranked golfer is looking forward to. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics...
  • Olympics-Australia win women's rugby, France take men's gold

    NANJING China (Reuters) - Unbeaten Australia claimed women's rugby sevens gold in the sport's debut at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday after a hat-trick from flying winger Dominique du Toit helped them to a 38-10 win over Canada. In the men's...
  • Ultra competitive Phelps taking it slow but still hates to lose

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Almost two years of retirement has meant Michael Phelps needs to listen to his body and take it slower than in the past but it has not dulled his competitive fire as he sent an ominous warning to his fellow swimmers at next week's Pan...
  • George wants to play in 2016 Olympics

    George wants to play in 2016 Olympics
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Injured Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Friday he is not done playing for the USA Basketball Men's National Team. Appearing publicly for the first time since breaking his right leg in the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug. 1 in...
  • Ogwumike Feels Right At Home With Sun

    UNCASVILLE — One of the great ironies for the Connecticut Sun this season, which concludes Friday (Washington) and Sunday (Atlanta) at the Mohegan Sun Arena, is the team will finish out the playoffs again despite having the WNBA's likely rookie of...
  • Rio passes first Olympic test, water quality surprises

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro passed its first 2016 Olympics test with the end of an international sailing regatta on Guanabara Bay, one of the most heavily criticized venues in a city under attack for disorganization and construction delays....
  • Rio's Olympic design: Color us confused

    Rio's Olympic design: Color us confused
    Rio’s “Look of the Games” logo for the 2016 Olympics was revealed last week, on the day marking two years to go before the Opening Ceremony. The Rio 2016 organizing committee says the concept was, “Inspired by the vibrancy of...
  • Diving | Warriors plunge to national titles

    Diving | Warriors plunge to national titles
    Divers from Deerfield High School's program recently won a pair of national titles, adding to the long list of laurels. Warriors Sean Scarry and Ryan Church each won a national diving crown Aug. 2-3 at the AAU Meet in Atlanta. Church took first in the...
  • Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon

    Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon
    Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the greatest track distance runner of the 21st Century, will compete compete in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials announced Tuesday. It will be Bekele’s second marathon. He won...
  • Aussie breaststroker Sprenger pulls out of Pan Pacs

    (Reuters) - World 100 metres breaststroke champion Christian Sprenger has withdrawn from for this month's Pan Pacific swimming championships in his native Australia because of a shoulder injury. Sprenger unsuccessfully battled through the pain at the...