Latest 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games News

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

May. 14, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he...

OIympic race walk medalist banned for 4 years for doping

May. 10, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Olympic race walk silver medalist Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez has been banned for four years for doping. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which prosecutes cases for the IAAF, says the Mexican walker's ban for taking anabolic steroids took effect on Nov. 16. Gonzalez's results have been disqualified...

Olympic silver medalist also has testosterone condition

Apr. 17, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya in the 800...