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CAS rejects Russian track athletes' ban appeal for Rio Olympics

Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal of 68 Russian athletes ...

Jul 21, 2016

WADA reopens drug-testing lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks. The lab was shuttered last month for what WADA called “nonconformity with International Standard ...

Russia expects final decision on Olympic ban Sunday

Jul 20, 2016

Russia expects final decision on Olympic ban Sunday

Russia’s top Olympic official says he expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month’s games in Rio. The International Olympic Committee is examining the legal options following a report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator ...

IOC delays decision on total Russian ban

Jul 20, 2016

IOC delays decision on total Russian ban

With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn’t know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers. While the IOC decided ...

Jul 19, 2016

Japan to dispatch 331 athletes to Rio

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Monday it is sending a total of 331 athletes to the Rio de Janeiro Games. The JOC said 167 men and 164 women will represent Japan in Rio next month. It is Japan’s third-largest group at the Olympics after ...

Jul 14, 2016

Disney chief Iger joins LA 2024 board of directors

The committee seeking to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles have tapped Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Bob Iger as a vice chair of its board of directors. Iger joins fellow vice chairs Janet Evans, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Candace Cable and ...

Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Jul 8, 2016

Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Japan’s 2004 Olympic hammer-throw winner Koji Murofushi confirmed his retirement during a visit to the Japan Sports Agency on Friday, two weeks after he missed out on a place in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 41-year-old returned to the national championships following a ...

Jul 7, 2016

World Baseball Softball Confederation to inspect Yokohama Stadium

The World Baseball Softball Confederation will conduct an inspection next week of Yokohama Stadium as a possible venue for Olympic baseball and softball at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The stadium, home of the Yokohama BayStars, ...

Analysts feel Japan could make big leap in Rio

Jul 6, 2016

Analysts feel Japan could make big leap in Rio

The uncertainty around Russia’s Olympic buildup means Japan and other countries could be in a position to make a significant jump on the medal table at next month’s Rio Olympics, according to a group of analysts. With Russia’s normally successful athletics competitors soon to ...

Jul 6, 2016

Cyclist Meares to carry Australian flag in Rio

Two-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Anna Meares will carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Aug. 5 but has asked her family not to travel to Brazil due to concerns over security and the Zika virus. ...

Jul 5, 2016

Pollution woes surface at Guanabara Bay

A new pollution problem has surfaced in Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sailors complained Monday about an oil slick that turned white boats brown with crews in town practicing for the Olympics, which open in a month. ...

Jul 5, 2016

Rio 2016 adds insect repellent partner

Rio 2016’s battle to convince athletes and visitors that the city will be safe from Zika-carrying mosquitoes has led to it signing the Olympics’ first-ever insect repellent partner. SC Johnson’s OFF! brand, a widely used repellent in Brazil, will have an official role at ...