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Lochte finishes third, won't swim 400 IM at Rio

Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the 400-meter individual medley in Rio after finishing third at Sunday's U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

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Boudia, Cook earn Olympic diving spots at trials

David Boudia will defend his Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro after securing a spot in the 10-meter platform event on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic diving trials.

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Ipsen, Hixon earn Rio 3-meter spots; Dumais out

Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon earned spots on the U.S. Olympic team in 3-meter diving, but Troy Dumais' bid to become the first U.S. man to dive in five Olympic Games came to an end.

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67 Russians apply for Rio Olympics as individuals

Up to 67 Russians willing to show they took reliable drug-testing outside their home country have submitted individual applications to take part at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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P. Gasol picks Spanish team over Zika concerns

Pau Gasol says he is willing to go to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, noting that his commitment to the Spanish national team is greater than his fears about the Zika virus.

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Pistorius requests chance to earn redemption

In interview excerpts, Oscar Pistorius says he doesn't want to "waste" his life by going back to jail, where he already spent one year on an earlier conviction for manslaughter.

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Great Britain names star-studded cycling team

Lizzie Armitstead, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Laura Trott and Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead a 26-strong Great Britain cycling team to the Rio Olympics this summer.

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Nike drops lawsuit against Games hopeful Berian

Nike has dropped its lawsuit against Boris Berian over what brand of gear he wears, freeing the middle-distance runner to concentrate on the Olympic trials next week.

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IAAF president Coe downplays split with IOC

IAAF President Sebastian Coe on Thursday downplayed the split with international Olympic leaders over his sport's decision to bar Russian track and athletes from competing under their own flag, s

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The unparalleled style of gymnast Danell Leyva

At Danell Leyva's home gym in Miami, we asked the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist to show us his gold-winning World Championship routine on the parallel bars.

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Ledecky will compete at the U.S. Olympics Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, from June 26 to July 3. She'll have plenty of opportunity to break even more world records.
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Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky is one broken record after another

Swimmer Katie Ledecky, 19, has a knack for freestyle world records -- 11 at three distances since 2013, to be precise. With the Olympic trials (June 26-July 3) in sight, she's ready for more.

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Rio unveils largest Olympic athletes village ever

An athletes village featuring 31 towers was unveiled by organizers of the Rio Olympics on Thursday and represents the largest athletes village in Olympic history, a spokesman said.

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Garcia, Cejka and Zanotti on Olympic hopes, fears (1:33)
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WADA wants Russians to be independent at Rio

WADA on Wednesday called for a small number of Russian athletes to be able to participate under an independent flag, further scrambling the positions of organizations on the issue.

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Russia, 2 others face 1-year weightlifting bans

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus face one-year suspensions from international weightlifting competition following the retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

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Jaguar used in Olympic ceremony shot, killed

The Brazilian army said Juma the jaguar was on display as part of Olympic torch relay ceremonies Monday and was shot and killed after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier.