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The fight in Claressa Shields

With the Rio Games in sight, Olympic champion boxer Claressa Shields tells ESPN of the road she's traveled since 2012 and her desire to shine for those closest to her.

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Political turmoil leading to holdups in Rio (1:06)
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Olympics Confidential: Athletes on Rio 2016

With the Games 100 days away (Aug. 5-21), we warmed up by polling 80 U.S. Olympians on everything from their Wheaties pick to their Zika fears.

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1dAdriana Terrazas | ESPN Mexico

Los siete mayores obstáculos de Río 2016

Río de Janeiro recibió la sede de los Juegos Olímpicos de 2016 hace siete años con un entorno de optimismo y confianza, algo muy alejado a su realidad a cien días de la ceremonia de inauguración.

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Armstrong asks judge to end government suit

Lance Armstrong filed a motion for summary judgment, asking that the U.S. government's lawsuit to recover millions in sponsorship money be ended.

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WADA: Russia had most doping violations in '14

Russia was responsible for more doping violations than any other country in 2014, and track and field was the sport with the worst doping record over the year, according to WADA.

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France hopes for secure Euros to bolster '24 bid

Paris, which remains on high security alert following the November attacks, is looking to host the Olympics for the first time since 1924 and hoping a successful Euros will boost the bid.

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Marshall: Gold again for Mexico?

100 days out from Rio, ESPNFC's Tom Marshall writes that El Tri fans should feel optimistic about Mexico's chances of defending their Olympic gold medal.

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Walsh Jennings says shoulder stronger, eyes Rio

Three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings says her surgically repaired right shoulder is holding up as she zeroes in on another Olympic berth.

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Mrs. Obama meets Olympians, gets fencing lesson

First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up her speech to dozens of U.S. athletes to mark 100 days before the Rio Games, then received a quick fencing lesson from Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad.

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Thomas: Problem of inequality in cycling

Double Olympic champion Geraint Thomas says inequality in cycling needs to be addressed following Shane Sutton's resignation.

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11 workers killed during Olympic construction

Rio de Janeiro's Regional Labor and Employment Office said Monday that through March, 11 people have been killed while working on Olympics construction projects.

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Cyclist banned for cheating with hidden motor

Caught using a hidden motor at a world championship race, cyclo-cross rider Femke Van Den Driessche of Belgium has been banned from cycling for six years.

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State backs Indian sprinters robbed of Rio spot

A power failure at a weekend qualifying event prevented electronic timing, putting the Olympic ambitions of two Indian sprinters in jeopardy. The issue was raised in India's parliament Tuesday.

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S. Korea unveils clothing to help protect from Zika

South Korea's Olympic committee has unveiled long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country's Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne Zika virus at this summer's Rio Games.

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Sanchez, 2-time Olympic hurdles champ, retires

Felix Sanchez, a two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist for the Dominican Republic, announced his retirement at 38 and will not compete in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Cycling doping expert to lead Russia project

A former war crimes investigator who examined doping in the Lance Armstrong era of cycling will help rebuild Russia's discredited anti-doping program.

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Nadal says he will stay at Olympic Village in Rio

Andrei Rodrigues, responsible for overseeing Brazil's security in special events, said a specific plan may be needed to protect athletes staying outside the Olympic Village.

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3dMarc Stein

Team USA to play 5 exhibitions this summer

USA Basketball announced Monday that it will play five exhibition games on American soil this summer before departing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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5dPierre LeBrun

Sources: NHL's Olympic participation up in the air

The NHL and NHLPA have been told by the IIHF that the IOC is balking at reimbursing some of the expenses that were paid for in the past for the league and players, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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IAAF likely to rule on Russia's track fate in June

Russia remains banned from international track and field after the country's athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF in November following allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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7dJohnette Howard

Should Olympics allow seasoned pro boxers?

Veteran pros like Manny Pacquiao and Wladimir Klitschko might be allowed to go for gold at the Rio Olympics. Would it be a good move for boxing or a potentially dangerous publicity stunt?

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ITF schedules hearing for Sharapova doping case

International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty says a disciplinary hearing has been scheduled in Maria Sharapova's doping case, with a ruling possible before Wimbledon.