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7hBonnie D. Ford

Olympian Allison Schmitt takes aim at stigma of depression

On the eve of her third Summer Games, six-time U.S. Olympic swimming medalist Allison Schmitt hopes her frank talk about depression and loss offers a lifeline to other athletes.

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How a California high school keeps cranking out Olympians

Woodrow Wilson Classical High School has been represented at every Summer Games dating to 1952. The Long Beach school's secret to Olympic success? It's something in the water.

Olympic torch extinguished by protests (0:58)
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Taurasi, U.S. women overwhelm Canada, 83-43

Diana Taurasi, with 14 points, was one of five UConn alumni to start for the U.S. women's basketball team in its 83-43 victory over Canada on Friday night in an exhibition game.

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IOC board to review Rio plan, Russia doping

The International Olympic Committee's ruling executive board opens a two-day meeting on Saturday, its last formal gathering before next Friday night's opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium.

Issues plaguing Rio Olympics (2:28)
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Russia: All athletes in Rio have been tested

The sports chief of the Russian Olympic team in Rio says Russian athletes who arrived in Brazil early are under scrutiny of WADA doping agents and have all been tested for doping at least once.


Baseball moving closer to 2020 Games return

Multiple sports, including baseball and softball, moved a step closer to being included in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being described as a "dynamic and exciting" package by the IOC.

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Team USA begins the quest for a gold medal (1:45)
Coach K: 'The welcoming for Kevin was fantastic' (1:01)
Why has Team USA basketball been so good so far? (0:56)
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Bencic latest Swiss player to pull out of Olympics

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic, No. 16 in the WTA rankings, said on Twitter that she is pulling out of the Rio Games because she is "not completely ready," though her injured wrist has healed.

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2dBob Harig

Bubba Watson says he 'can't wait' to get to Rio

Bubba Watson says he can't wait to get to Rio de Janiero and has been all-in on the Olympics ever since it became apparent that he had a chance to qualify for the United States.

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Tokyo faces more cost increases for 2020 Games

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said this week that the cost of building seven temporary venues for the Olympics has surged to an estimated $2.6 billion.

Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)
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Abhinav Bindra, still pursuing perfection

His old self too hard to maintain, he's reinvented himself, challenged himself, invigorated himself till he's reached the cusp of his fifth and farewell Olympics.

3dTristan Barclay

Wiggins backs Froome for golden summer

Sir Bradley Wiggins has backed Chris Froome to emulate his achievement and add Olympic gold to his historic Tour de France title.


NZ jiu-jitsu athlete's Rio nightmare continues

A New Zealand athlete and his journalist girlfriend holed up in their apartment in Rio after military police at the centre of an alleged abduction showed up at their door.

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The Difficulty of Being Simone Biles

She might be the best gymnast ever. But her hardest trick may have been tuning out issues of family and race

E:60: Randall Cunningham coaches daughter to the Olympics (6:23)


Mark Schwarz  

Might DeAndre Jordan have found the answer to his free throw woes in USA Basketball Assistant Coach Jim Boeheim? Boeheim spent 15 minutes working with Jordan before tonight's USA Venezuela game


Mark Schwarz  

Former Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau feeling the love from Chicago fans before tonight USA Men's game vs Venezuela at United Center


High school or Olympic incubator?

Woodrow Wilson Classical High School has been represented at every Summer Games dating back to 1952. Something in the water

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Uni Watch: Red, white and caviar, anyone?

Team USA's outfits for the opening ceremonies seemed to have been unleashed from the closets of country clubs. USA gear

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Carmelo’s legacy tied up with Olympics

Amin Elhassan says another Olympic gold medal is the best way for Carmelo Anthony to end his career in the Basketball Hall of Fame.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets PG Greivis Vasquez will not play in the Olympics as he is still recovering from injury

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Opening Ceremony uniforms for Team USA. And yes, they were made in the US this time

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ralph Lauren says US flag bearer's jacket will light up with "USA" during Olympic Opening Ceremony

Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

Halfway through the post-screening Q&A, Kerri's husband, Casey Jennings, called Kerri's other better half -- partner April Ross -- to the stage, handed her the mic and told her to have her moment in the spotlight.

Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

One week before Opening Ceremonies in Rio, three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her husband, Casey, are in Beverly Hills to premiere their TriBeCa/Dick's Sporting Goods film, Gold Within. "We were all in. We don't do anything halfway. This was us. We are very candid people," Walsh said. "The opportunity in making this film was to shed light on the tribe. Because my tribe is rad."