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Two weightlifters from 2016 Rio Olympics notified of adverse findings from anti-doping retests

Jul. 18, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Weightlifters Mohamed Mahmoud of Egypt and Alexandr Spac of Moldova have returned adverse analytical findings from retests of samples from the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to the International Testing Agency. The ITA announced Wednesday that Mahmoud,...

Paris Olympic competition nears total gender parity. Take a look at the athlete gender breakdown

Jul. 18, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The founder of the modern Olympics and former IOC president, Pierre de Coubertin, once said women competing in the Games would be “impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and improper.” Over a century later, the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are targeting gender parity...

Even with restrictive rules, swimsuit wars heat up in an Olympic year

Jul. 18, 2024 06:07 AM EDT

The iconic LZR Racer, the swimsuit that Michael Phelps wore while winning eight golds medals at the Beijing Olympics, is still revered around Speedo's design center. It serves as a reminder of just how much a suit can push a swimmer to greater heights. “In so many...

Delta organizes send-off for Team USA Olympic athletes at Atlanta airport

Jul. 17, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines celebrated members of Team USA on Wednesday at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport before the athletes flew to Paris for the Summer Olympic Games. The airline had T-shirts and water bottles at the gate where archers, fencers, basketball...

Stephen Curry strong in US men's basketball team's 105-79 win over Serbia in Olympic warmup

Jul. 17, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

Stephen Curry was relatively quiet offensively during the U.S. Olympic team’s first two exhibitions before the Paris Games. He got a lot more assertive on Wednesday with his official Olympic debut less than two weeks away. Curry scored 24 points, Bam Adebayo added 17...

Denmark mixed doubles badminton player Mathias Christiansen withdraws from Paris Olympics

Jul. 17, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

Denmark mixed doubles badminton player Mathias Christiansen has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics, a decision his national federation on Wednesday called the result of multiple unintentional errors made in reporting his whereabouts in line with anti-doping regulations. The Badminton...

After no men picked for Olympics 2024 in artistic swimming, Italy's Minisini says he's ending career

Jul. 17, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — With no men picked to compete in artistic swimming at the Paris Olympics, where they are eligible for the first time, a former world champion is ending his career this week. At the Italian national championships, four-time worlds gold medalist Giorgio Minisini said he...

3-time world champ Ellen van Dijk to race Olympic time trial 6 weeks after fracturing her ankle

Jul. 17, 2024 11:25 AM EDT

Three-time world time trial champion Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands will compete in the race against the clock at the Paris Olympics, six weeks after fracturing her ankle during a training camp in Spain and requiring surgery. The Dutch Cycling Federation announced Wednesday that...

French women's gymnastics team excels under new training regimen. Just in time for Paris Olympics

Jul. 17, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For a moment at the World Championships in Antwerp last year, no one knew where the female French gymnasts had gone. In an environment where military-style rules have been the norm for decades, it felt unusual, even surreal. The athletes had not gone too far. They were...

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray could be bidding adieu to tennis at the Paris Olympics

Jul. 17, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — All the way back when he first discussed the likelihood that 2024 would be his final season as a professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal made sure to refer to the Paris Olympics as “one of the important competitions I would like to be at.” If, indeed, this is his...