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U.S. Olympic hopeful Emma Coburn and the controlled chaos of the water jump

Instead of barriers that tip over, the steeplechase contains four immovable barriers and a 30-inch wall that is set in front of a 10-foot-long pool of water. Sound crazy? U.S. Olympic hopeful Emma Coburn shows how it's done.

Franklin, Phelps make headlines on Day 4 of swim trials (2:12)
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USOC's Blackmun: Global anti-doping 'broken'

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said he hopes for strong measures from international sports federations if WADA's inquiry shows Russia's doping problems extend beyond track and field.

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Amid cuts, Rio police seeking aid before Games

Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, Rio civil police officers have staged strikes in response to budget cuts, casting doubt on overall security for the sporting event.

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Pace withdraws from Rio because of Zika

Golfer Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa has withdrawn her name from consideration for her nation's Olympic team out of concern about the Zika virus.


Lochte qualifies for relay team for Rio Olympics

Ryan Lochte's fourth-place finish in the 200 free put him on the relay team, and Missy Franklin will have three more chances to make the Olympics after not qualifying in the 100 backstroke.

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Michael Phelps' Final Turn

With his curtain call weeks away, the greatest swimmer of all time hopes to put his nightmares behind him and embrace life on dry land.

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Kookaburras name 16-man Olympic squad

Australian field hockey stalwarts Jamie Dwyer and Mark Knowles have been selected for their fourth Olympics, giving No. 1-ranked Australia an edge in experience in their bid for a gold medal.

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U.S. track and field given quick boost with apparel

With an eye on speed, Nike has unveiled three new innovations to its apparel that the brand hopes will bolster times and distances for U.S. athletes during the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

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WADA suspends Kazakhstan anti-doping lab

Four days after shutting down work at the Olympic drug test laboratory in Rio, the World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended another lab, this time in Kazakhstan.

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Rio governor: Olympics could be 'big failure'

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor said that the Olympics could be a "big failure" because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the Games.

Rio Mayor opens Olympic Velodrome (1:04)
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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.

Simone Manuel's challenging rise in swimming (1:08)
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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.