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Spain's David Puig rallies after first round to make US Open cut, secure spot at the Paris Olympics

Jun. 14, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — David Puig was fully aware that he needed to make the cut at the U.S. Open to make the Spanish team for the Paris Olympics, and he had a whole lot of work to do after opening with a 76 at Pinehurst No. 2. But the 22-year-old Puig answered the call Friday with...

Joel Embiid, at the NBA Finals, says he's feeling well and on track for Olympics

Jun. 14, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Joel Embiid was at the NBA Finals, and said his next stop is the Olympics. The Philadelphia 76ers center, who missed more than half of the regular season and then was hobbled in the playoffs because of a knee injury, said in a televised interview that his recovery is...

U.S. Olympic trials feels like Super Bowl of swimming at home of NFL Colts

Jun. 14, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will make a splash on their grandest stage yet — a temporary pool inside the massive domed stadium that is home to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. The powerhouse American team will be determined over the nine-day, prime-time...

Unsafe levels of E. coli found in Paris' Seine River less than 2 months before Olympics

Jun. 14, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Water in the Seine River had unsafe elevated levels of E. coli less than two months before swimming competitions are scheduled to take place in it during the Paris Olympics, according to test results published Friday. Contamination levels in the first eight days of...

Esports Olympics set to launch after IOC presents proposal for video games project

Jun. 14, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The first Olympic Esports Games are set to be added soon to the IOC’s portfolio of events as it seeks to attract and retain young audiences. The International Olympic Committee said Friday it will ask members to approve a proposal to create a video...

Top-ranked Jannik Sinner to play singles and doubles for Italy at the Paris Olympics

Jun. 14, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Top-ranked Jannik Sinner will compete in both singles and doubles at the Paris Olympics, the Italian tennis federation said Friday. This will be the first Summer Games for the 22-year-old Sinner, who reached the top spot in the men’s rankings this week following his...

Paris Olympics organizers say swimming events still set for the cleaned-up Seine after heavy rains

Jun. 13, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Despite the complication of recent heavy rain, swimming in the River Seine is still the plan at the Paris Olympics after a $1.5 billion investment to improve the water quality. “No reasons to doubt,” International Olympic Committee executive...

Rafael Nadal will skip Wimbledon so he doesn't have to switch from grass to clay for the Olympics

Jun. 13, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

Rafael Nadal is going to skip Wimbledon, as expected, and instead prepare for the Paris Olympics by entering a clay-court tournament in Bastad, Sweden, he hasn't been to in 19 years. The 22-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 38 on June 3, said Thursday he wants to just remain on...

New European champion runner for Switzerland invited by IOC to rejoin Olympic refugee team for Paris

Jun. 13, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The new European champion in the men’s 10,000 meters, Dominic Lobalu, was invited Thursday by the IOC to run at the Paris Games next month for the Olympic Refugee Team he walked out of in 2019. If Lobalu chooses to rejoin the team he left five years...

Former NBA star Luol Deng has steered South Sudan's basketball journey to Paris Olympics

Jun. 13, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

Luol Deng was watching his vision coming into focus right in front of him. It was September 2023, barely six years since South Sudan had played in its first international basketball tournament. Yet there was Deng, a Sudanese native turned refugee and NBA star,...