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The Latest: Russia says 272 athletes approved for Rio

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MOSCOW (AP) -- The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):...

Russia says taekwondo team approved for Rio Olympics

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MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia says its taekwondo team has been approved to compete at the Rio Olympics against the backdrop of the country's doping scandal....

Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

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MOSCOW (AP) -- A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal....

Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday....

IOC suspends South Korea's Moon over plagiarism allegations
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Moon Dae-sung has been suspended as a member of the International Olympic Committee over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis....

China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio
BEIJING (AP) -- China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others....

5 new sports move closer to approval for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
TOKYO (AP) -- Five sports, including surfing and skateboarding, moved a step closer to being included in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being described as "a dynamic and exciting" package by the IOC....

US hoops golden partnership forged by 'lunch-bucket' guys

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade....

US sailors look for redemption in Rio after London flop

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- They've had their shots, have an all-star coaching staff and are probably as acclimated to Rio de Janeiro's tricky conditions and foul water as sailors from any other country....

Africa's best Olympian dives in for the last time

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The African with the most Olympic medals is one of the great distance runners from Kenya or Ethiopia, right?...
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