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5dJim Caple

Caple: Why Khatuna Lorig is one of the toughest archers out there

Khatuna Lorig is vying for a rare sixth trip to the Olympics. Whether she makes the U.S. team bound for Rio will have no bearing on how impressive her life and journey have been up until now.

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U.S. archers earn Olympic spots for Rio Games

Brady Ellison and Jake Kaminski are heading to another Olympics in archery after earning spots through an arduous U.S. qualification process that concluded on Monday.


Gatlin tops Powell, Gay in 100 at Prefontaine

Justin Gatlin topped Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay in the 100 at Saturday's Prefontaine Classic, blazing a time of 9.88 seconds. Also, Kendra Harrison set the U.S. record in the women's 100 hurdles.

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Farah claims 10K at Prefontaine Classic

Mo Farah, who won gold medals in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2012 Olympics, won the 10,000 meters with a time of 26 minutes, 53.71 seconds in the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night.

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Russians sweep 50 freestyle at Speedo Challenge

At the Speedo Grand Challenge on Saturday night, Russia dominated the 50-meter freestyle and Kendyl Stewart won her second race of the event in the 100 butterfly.

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2dPA Sport

Coe: 2012 Olympics 'not the dirtiest'

Sebastian Coe has dismissed claims that London 2012 may have been the dirtiest Olympic Games in history after a host of new positive drug tests came to light.

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Australian Olympian holds mock medal ceremony

Australian athlete Jared Tallent has held his own mock gold medal ceremony in preparation of receiving his belated Olympic Gold Medal after disgraced title holder was stripped of his medal.

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Impeachment vote may be 3 days before Games

Brazil Sen. Antonio Anastasia has said the final vote on removing President Dilma Rousseff should come Aug. 2 -- just three days before the Olympics officially open in Rio de Janeiro.


Report: Spanish hurdler's '08 sample positive

Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.

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Report: 10 Russian medalists from 2008 doped

Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics were among 14 Russians who tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, according to a report.

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6dBonnie D. Ford

Shot putter Nelson, 40, to try for 4th Olympics

Double Olympic shot put medalist Adam Nelson, who retired in February 2013, has entered the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and will attempt to qualify for his fourth Summer Games on the cusp of age 41.

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UCI president 'very unhappy' over Rio velodrome

UCI president Brian Cookson told The Associated Press that he is very concerned because the $43 million velodrome has already missed several deadlines and probably won't be ready for test events.

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espnW: Meet the rugby player from Twitter

Nathalie Marchino isn't your typical Olympic hopeful. While working full time for Twitter, she is also training to play forColombia's rugby team. She talks with espnW on balancing her career and solo training while awaiting word on whether she'll head to Rio.

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Spanish Olympic sailors robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Spanish Olympic sailing gold-medalist Fernando Echavarri says he's "lucky to have survived'' after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast.

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7dTory Barron

Lindsey Vonn is now an author

World champion skier Lindsey Vonn is adding a new accomplishment to her resume: author. HarperCollins Publishers announced that Vonn's book is due to arrive in October of this year.

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Senators, USOC exchange Zika concerns, plans

Eleven senators signed a letter sent Monday to the U.S. Olympic Committee asking what steps it is taking to protect athletes against the spread of the Zika virus in Rio this summer.

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Willett echoes McIlroy's Zika concerns

Masters champion Danny Willett has echoed Rory McIlroy's concerns about competing in the Olympics this year due to the ongoing threat of the Zika virus.


Japan sets up team to probe Tokyo '20 payments

The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up a three-person team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm in what has entangled Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery probe.

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7dTristan Barclay

Hayne's Olympic runway 'very short' - Ryan

Fiji Sevens have entered a 'golden era' just in time for their tilt at Olympic glory in Rio this summer, according to head coach Ben Ryan.


Oldest former Olympic champion dies at 102

Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.

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Bronze-winning Aussies picked for Rio triathlon

Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia's six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro.

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9dTristan Barclay

Baker: USA Sevens targeting podium in Rio

USA Sevens star Perry Baker insists his teammates have an Olympic medal firmly in their sights after defeating World Sevens Series champions Fiji in a third place play-off at Twickenham.

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Pearson clears first hurdle in Olympics preps

Australia's Sally Pearson has clocked an encouraging time in her first competitive race since returning from injury as she prepares to defend her Olympic hurdles crown in August.

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