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Kenyan teenage sensation Wanyonyi becomes third-fastest man in 800m as he qualifies for Olympics

Jun. 15, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan teenager Emmanuel Wanyonyi ran the fastest 800 meters since 2012 and his time of 1:41.70 on Saturday makes him the third-fastest man ever in the event. The 2023 world silver medalist's dominant performance at the Kenyan athletics Olympic trials...

Olympic spots are on the line for Patrick Cantlay and Corey Conners at the US Open

Jun. 15, 2024 11:32 AM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — David Puig of Spain knew the score even before he teed off in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. All he had to do was make the cut to move past Jorge Campillo and earn a spot in the Olympics this summer in Paris. “Unless someone like Eugenio Chacarra...

Aussie swimmers Cameron McEvoy, Bronte Campbell reach 4th Olympics, singer Cody Simpson misses out

Jun. 15, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee has selected a 41-member swim team to represent Australia in the pool at the Paris Olympics, including Cameron McEvoy and Bronte Campbell, who will compete at their fourth games. The team announced Saturday at the...

IOC gives 14 Russians, 11 Belarusians neutral status for Paris Olympics in first round of decisions

Jun. 15, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

The IOC approved 14 athletes from Russia and 11 Belarusians with neutral status to compete at the Paris Olympics in a first list from some sports published Saturday. Five sports — though not tennis, swimming or judo — were assessed by an International Olympic Committee panel...

The IOC approves 14 athletes from Russia and 11 Belarusians with neutral status for Paris Olympics

Jun. 15, 2024 06:38 AM EDT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC approves 14 athletes from Russia and 11 Belarusians with neutral status for Paris Olympics.

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

Jun. 15, 2024 04:00 AM 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...

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...

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...