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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.

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Security clear to see ahead of Rio Games (0:44)
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Three-person panel to rule on Russian entries

A special three-person IOC panel will make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics ahead of Friday's opening ceremony.

Coach K: Melo's experience helping develop Team USA (0:46)
Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic trailblazer (6:51)
Olympic torch extinguished by protests (0:58)
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.

Protests against killings in Rio (1:17)
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)
Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)
Foudy Does It: Water polo (2:54)
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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)


Olympic refugee team settling in

Members of the Olympic Refugee Team visited the famous Christ the Redeemer statue on their second day in Rio.


Rio better off without the cheats

Australia's Kitty Chiller insists that "the Games will be a better place without them" when hearing about the suspension of Russian weightlifters.


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Cheers for the teacher

Mountain biker Lea Davison heads to Rio with a fan base of more than 2,000 girls that she taught how to ride cheering her on. Weekend Warriors

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40 Years Ago Today: Bruce Jenner wins the Olympic Decathlon

High school or Olympic incubator?

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

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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


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


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.