1. Kevin Durant Comments on Playing in Rio 2016 Olympics

    Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant will participate with Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I'm excited about it. I'm looking forward to it," Durant stated Monday, per ESPN...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 28,389 reads 39 comments

  2. Rio Government Declares State of 'Public Calamity' Ahead of 2016 Olympics

    The economic turmoil in Brazil continues to wreak havoc on the upcoming Olympics, with the Rio de Janeiro government declaring a state of "public calamity" in a statement Friday (via Alan Gomez of USA Today )...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 53,808 reads 27 comments

  3. Russian Track and Field Ban Upheld by IAAF Ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) upheld the ban on Russian track and field athletes Friday ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 2,341 reads 1 comments

  4. Oscar Pistorius Trial: Latest Details, Comments and Sentence Date

    Former Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius appeared in South African court Wednesday, and on July 6 he will receive sentencing for his conviction of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 32,372 reads 33 comments

  5. Rio 2016 Unveils Olympic and Paralympic Medals

    Pay attention, Usain Bolt, Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps: This is what you're shooting for. The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee released images of the ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 4,677 reads 6 comments

  6. DeMarcus Cousins Selected to USA Basketball Team for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins will reportedly play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated, Cousins was “told he has earned a roster spot...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 21,399 reads 67 comments

  7. Summer Olympics 2016: 10 Inspiring Athletes Everyone Should Root for

    The Olympics typically provide viewers with a sense of national pride —one of the few times fans are given the opportunity to root for their country on an athletic stage. But every Olympics, a few athletes transcend that idea...

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  8. Jerry Colangelo Speaks on Mike Krzyzewski's Future with USA Basketball

    Mike Krzyzewski's time as head coach of the United States basketball team is coming to an end after the 2016 Rio Olympics, but USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo hopes that it isn't the end of Coach K's time with Team USA...

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  9. 2016 USA Men's Basketball Select Team Roster Announced

    USA Basketball announced the 25-man roster for its men's select team Tuesday, which will scrimmage against the senior national team in preparation for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics...

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  10. LaMarcus Aldridge Declines Invite to Play in 2016 Rio Olympics

    Another marquee star will be unavailable for the United States men's basketball team at the 2016 Summer Olympics. As ESPN...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 7,828 reads 32 comments

  11. IOC Advanced Money to 2016 Rio Olympics Organizers Due to Financial Troubles

    The troubles in Rio de Janeiro have not yet subsided nearly two months before the 2016 Olympics, as the International Olympic Committee has been providing financial relief to Brazilian organizers to cover some of their financial woes...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 965 reads 2 comments

  12. Tokyo Olympics 2020: Baseball, Softball Among Sports IOC Recommends to Be Added

    Baseball and softball may reportedly be back in the Olympics soon. According to Matt Snyder of CBS Sports on Thursday, “the International Olympics Committee announced that ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 924 reads 0 comments

  13. Professional Boxers Allowed to Participate at 2016 Rio Olympics After AIBA Vote

    The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has voted in favour of allowing professional fighters to compete at the Olympics, starting with this summer's Games in Rio de Janeiro...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 1 month ago 8,486 reads 50 comments

  14. Public Health Experts Want 2016 Rio Olympics Moved Due to Zika Virus Concerns

    A group of 125 public health experts sent a letter to World Health Organization director Dr. Margaret Chan to urge delaying or moving the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil due to concerns about the Zika virus...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 months ago 12,339 reads 16 comments

  15. 23 Athletes from 2012 London Olympics Test Positive for Doping

    Nearly two dozen athletes who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London have tested positive for doping in a reanalysis of their urine samples, according to the International Olympic Committee on Friday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 23,547 reads 8 comments

  16. Manny Pacquiao Reportedly Declines 2016 Olympics Offer to Focus on Senate Role

    Manny Pacquiao has declined the opportunity to come out of retirement to fight for the Philippines at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, according to Ryan Songalia of RingTV.com...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 2 months ago 4,397 reads 14 comments

  17. Maria Sharapova Named to Russia's Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Team

    Maria Sharapova will be included on the Russian tennis team for the 2016 Summer Olympics, even though her status remains uncertain after being banned from all competition...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 months ago 6,942 reads 12 comments

  18. Rio Olympics to Offer 3 Times as Many Condoms as 2012 London Games

    Safe sex has been made a high priority at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, with three times the number of condoms offered than at the London Olympics four years ago...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 2 months ago 160,315 reads 0 comments

  19. Summer Olympics 2016: 10 Early Storylines to Watch

    The Olympics, like a good movie, have a set of plot lines that surprise the viewer. They can’t be anticipated before we watch. That's what provides the excitement. We get to see no-name athletes burst into stardom...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 2 months ago 34,961 reads 16 comments

  20. 31 Athletes from 2008 Beijing Olympics Test Positive for Doping

    Nearly eight years after the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that 31 athletes from six sports tested positive for doping ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 10,816 reads 8 comments

  21. Kenyan Track Team Permitted to Compete at 2016 Rio Olympic Games

    The IAAF announced Friday that Kenya's track and field team will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, d espite controversy surrounding the nation's drug-testing program...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 3 months ago 1,616 reads 8 comments

  22. New Dad Michael Phelps Shares Photo of Son Boomer on Instagram

    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his fiancee, Nicole Michele Johnson, have welcomed a son. Young Boomer Robert Phelps is a Cinco de Mayo baby, according to his dad's latest Instagram post, and he's a cutie...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 13,016 reads 11 comments

  23. Russian Gold Medalists Allegedly Used Steroids in Sochi

    Four Russian gold-medal winners are alleged to have used steroids when the country hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 9,131 reads 11 comments

  24. Caitlyn Jenner Reportedly to Pose Nude for SI Cover with Olympic Medal, USA Flag

    Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly set to appear naked on an upcoming cover of Sports Illustrated to honor the 40th anniversary of her 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon gold medal...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 369,526 reads 0 comments

  25. Vyacheslav Oliynyk Arrested: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    (Warning: Contains graphic, bloody imagery) Ukrainian wrestler Vyacheslav Oliynyk, who won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, was arrested in Kiev, Ukraine, ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 3 months ago 58,678 reads 0 comments