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Rower lives just above the poverty line

The life of an Olympian has its up and downs, and for the average athlete, the financial aspect is one of the downs. Even with the money struggles, Megan Kalmoe isn't complaining.

Political turmoil leading to holdups in Rio (1:06)
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2-time Olympian Nieto paralyzed after mishap

Jamie Nieto, a retired two-time Olympic high jumper, was paralyzed after landing on his head after attempting a backflip but is beginning to regain sensation.

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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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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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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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3dTom Marshall

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.

Olympic village gets finishing touches (1:42)
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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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5dMarc 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.

7dPierre 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.

Olympic flame begins journey to Rio (0:22)