1. Weightlifter Mattie Rogers Poised to Become USA's Badass Olympic Sweetheart

    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Olympic weightlifter Mattie Rogers holds eight American records, including the all-time female high for both the snatch and the clean and jerk i n her weight class ...

    Bill Speros Written by Bill Speros about 3 months ago 341,357 reads 51 comments

  2. Summer Olympics 2016: 50 Names You Need to Know for Rio

    If the names of certain Olympians sound as unfamiliar as those of some members of Congress, it’s because many of these athletes live in anonymity until the Olympics begin...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 3 months ago 81,656 reads 76 comments

  3. Rio Olympics 2016 Soccer Draw Results: Women's Groups, Bracket and Schedule

    Defending Olympic and world champions USA will take on New Zealand, France and Colombia in their women's soccer group at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 3 months ago 8,859 reads 2 comments

  4. Rio Olympics 2016 Soccer Draw Results: Men's Groups, Bracket, Schedule Revealed

    Hosts Brazil will take on South Africa, Iraq and Denmark in their soccer group for the 2016 Rio Olympics...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 3 months ago 26,895 reads 40 comments

  5. Former Olympian David Laut's Wife Convicted of Murdering Him

    The wife of David Laut—who won a bronze medal in shot put at the 1984 Olympics—was reportedly found guilty on Wednesday of murdering him. The Associated Press (h/t ESPN...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 14,091 reads 11 comments

  6. Chris Paul Withdraws from Consideration for Team USA Roster at 2016 Olympics

    After winning Olympic gold in both 2008 and 2012, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul revealed Monday he has removed himself from consideration for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 65,099 reads 118 comments

  7. Usain Bolt Announces 2016 Olympics Will Be His Last

    Usain Bolt announced in an interview with Agence France-Presse released Monday that he plans to retire from Olympic competition following the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 1,933 reads 3 comments

  8. Anthony Davis Comments on Torn Labrum, Reveals He Won't Play in 2016 Olympics

    Anthony Davis, who was shut down for the season by the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday due to knee and shoulder injuries, said Monday he won't participate in this summer's Rio Olympics, per Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 27,437 reads 107 comments

  9. Randall Cunningham's Daughter, Vashti, Wins World Indoor High Jump Championship

    Former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham isn't the only athlete in his family. On Sunday, Cunningham's 18-year-old daughter, Vashti, won the world indoor high-jump championship in Portland, Oregon...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 1,804 reads 0 comments

  10. Neymar Comments on Desire to Play for Brazil at 2016 Olympics

    Brazil captain Neymar has revealed he is keen to represent his country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 4 months ago 5,413 reads 30 comments

  11. Jerry Colangelo Comments on 2016 Rio Olympics, Mike Krzyzewski and More

    USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo confirmed Mike Krzyzewski will coach in the 2016 Rio Olympics despite his plans to undergo knee replacement surgery. “He should be OK...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 months ago 2,027 reads 4 comments

  12. Jerry Colangelo Comments on Blake Griffin's Team USA Standing

    Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin has been sidelined since Christmas Day due to a quad injury and a fractured hand. He suffered the latter of those injuries when he punched a Clippers equipment manager...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 5 months ago 4,046 reads 34 comments

  13. 'That Is a Complete Scandal'—Paul 'Superman' Coll Wins Epic Squash Point

    We need to get squash into the Olympics. This epic point comes from the Canary Wharf Squash Classic, with Paul Coll channelling his inner Superman to win a spectacular point against James Willstrop ...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 5 months ago 1,665 reads 1 comments

  14. Michael Phelps Gets Emotional While Watching New Under Armour Commercial

    Michael Phelps has had one of the greatest careers any athlete has ever had and will likely go down as the most decorated Olympian of all time...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 5 months ago 36,132 reads 10 comments

  15. Oscar Pistorius Denied Right to Appeal Murder Conviction of Reeva Steenkamp

    Former Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been denied the right to appeal his murder conviction by the constitutional court of South Africa...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 5 months ago 11,661 reads 20 comments

  16. Mathieu Castagnet Wins Incredible Squash Point Against Daryl Selby

    Mathieu Castagnet earned his place in squash highlight reels for years to come on Sunday when he won a miraculous point in his match with Daryl Selby at the Windy City Open...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 5 months ago 1,210 reads 1 comments

  17. Manny Pacquiao Competing in 2016 Olympics 'Unrealistic,' Says Bob Arum

    Top Rank chief and promoter Bob Arum welcomes the AIBA's efforts to ensure professional boxers will be able to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but Manny Pacquiao 's participation would be “unrealistic...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 5 months ago 4,676 reads 10 comments

  18. Professional Boxers Will Reportedly Be Allowed to Fight in 2016 Rio Olympics

    Professional boxers are closing in on the chance to fight in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, with the final obstructions to the major policy change set to be removed in the coming months...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 5 months ago 15,231 reads 31 comments

  19. Jerry Colangelo Comments on Mike Krzyzewski's Status with USA Basketball

    The basketball competition in the 2016 Summer Olympics starts Aug. 6, but USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo is still concerned about who will coach Team USA in Rio de Janeiro...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 months ago 4,918 reads 7 comments

  20. Ayanleh Souleiman Breaks Indoor 1,000M World Record at Globengalan

    Djiboutian long-distance runner Ayanleh Souleiman set a new indoor 1,000-meter world record at the 2016 Globengalen event in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday. Per FloTrack on Twitter, Souleiman clocked a time of two minutes, 14...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 1,020 reads 0 comments

  21. Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Logo Revealed: Photos, Comments and Reaction

    Los Angeles revealed its Olympic bid logo for the 2024 Summer Games on Tuesday. NBCSports.com's Nick Zaccardi provided an image of the insignia: A press release from ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 5 months ago 20,758 reads 13 comments

  22. Damian Lillard Named 2016 Team USA Olympic Finalist: Latest Details, Reaction

    USA Basketball announced Wednesday that Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is a finalist for the national team ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 months ago 27,003 reads 30 comments

  23. Germany's Chief Olympic Doctor Says Zika Virus Isn't a Threat to 2016 Olympics

    The Zika virus has generated concern leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but Germany's chief Olympic doctor attempted to put athletes at ease Wednesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 months ago 3,242 reads 1 comments

  24. Hope Solo Says Zika Virus Would Keep Her from Playing at 2016 Olympics

    United States women's goalkeeper Hope Solo has said the Zika virus spreading across some parts of South America would prevent her from travelling to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 6 months ago 52,424 reads 9 comments

  25. 2 Teenagers Dead, 6 Injured in Mishap at Canada Olympic Park

    Two teenagers were killed and six others were injured at Canada Olympic Park on Saturday following an accident on the bobsled/luge track...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 4,331 reads 2 comments