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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rowers packed up their oars for the day while cyclists hit slippery roads on skinny time-trial bikes unsuited to harsh weather conditions as sun-drenched Rio turned blustery, wet and gray on Wednesday. Strong winds rattled palm trees along the coast and...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Kristin Armstrong of the United States won her third straight Olympic time trial Wednesday, a golden effort through wind and rain over a brutal course that left her in an exhausted heap at the finish. Armstrong dismounted the moment she stopped the clock,...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in managing the federal budget. After some 15 hours of debate, senators voted 59-21, the final step before a trial and vote on whether...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first time Chloe Dygert stepped aboard the track bike she will be using along with her women's pursuit teammates, she completely missed what caught everybody else's attention. The drive train is on the left side. Yes, just about every bike you've ever...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It is one of Rio's most renowned favelas, the Cidade de Deus made infamous in a film that helped cement a stereotype of the other side of the "Marvelous City" that is host of the Olympic Games — one where ghettos are ruled by drug lords and baby-faced...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The stakes are high, and failure is the most likely result. Skip it off the wrong patch of water, and it goes sailing over the goal. Misfire on a lob, and the goaltender grabs it with ease. Watch out for the forest of arms in front of the cage, or it's all...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A public shaming at the Olympic Games isn't pretty. After the scandal of state-organized Russian cheating and Olympic officials' spineless response, it perhaps was only a matter of when, not if, a Russian athlete in Rio would be booed and blamed. Olympians...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — What do you get the pro athlete who has everything? How about a cramped room, bad food and enough bug spray to last a lifetime? Welcome to the Rio Olympics and a new twist on the old game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" In this case, we're asking...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first Olympics in South America. The first time for golf in 112 years. So imagine the deep sense of honor for Adilson da Silva when the only Brazilian in the 60-man field was chosen to hit the first tee shot. "One of the most special times in my life,"...