May 10, 2016

Tirico joins NBC's Olympic team

Mike Tirico called the NFL, NBA, college basketball, golf and tennis among other sports in a quarter-century at ESPN to establish himself as one of TV’s most versatile announcers. One of the few events not on ESPN: the Olympics. NBC owns those rights through ...

May 10, 2016

Tourists should avoid Rio: Rivaldo

Brazil soccer great Rivaldo is telling tourists to stay away from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of the danger of endemic violence. Rivaldo posted the warning on his Instagram account and alluded to the case of a 17-year-old woman killed on Saturday ...

May 7, 2016

'60 Minutes' to air expose on doping

Four Russian gold-medal winners at the Sochi Olympics used performance-enhancing drugs, the whistleblowers who exposed systemic cheating in that country’s track program tell “60 Minutes” in an interview to air Sunday. In the interview, an excerpt of which appears on CBS Evening News on ...

Brazil begins Olympic torch relay

May 4, 2016

Brazil begins Olympic torch relay

Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got under way with protests highlighting the country’s deep political and economic crisis. Rousseff presided over the flame ceremony in Brasilia, even though she faces impeachment and is ...

2018 Olympic chief resigns

May 3, 2016

2018 Olympic chief resigns

The business tycoon who led South Korea’s organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics quit on Tuesday amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. Seoul’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourisms accepted the resignation of Cho Yang-ho, according to a ...

Apr 29, 2016

Show jumper Keach returning to Olympics after 28 years

Australian show jumper Scott Keach will not be alone in competing in his second Olympics in Rio later this year but it is unlikely anyone else in the Athletes’ Village will have waited so long for another taste of the Summer Games. Keach was ...

Apr 28, 2016

South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms

South Korea’s Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof uniforms complete with mosquito repellent it says will help protect athletes from the virus at this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro. Mosquito-repellent chemicals were added to the outfits, which all include long pants, long-sleeved shirts ...

Apr 27, 2016

Two-time Olympic weightlifting champion Kono dies at 85

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Tommy Kono died Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. He was 85. Kono won gold medals at the Olympics in Helsinki in 1952, and Melbourne in 1956, and captured six World Championship ...

Brazil in turmoil as Olympics loom

Apr 27, 2016

Brazil in turmoil as Olympics loom

On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, it feels like a long time since the heady days in 2009 when the city was named to host South America’s first Olympics. Then, a booming Brazil was the Latin American poster child for the seemingly unstoppable ...

Apr 20, 2016

Sports federations concerned about Rio venues

International sports federations expressed concern Tuesday over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena this week. Two top International Olympic Committee officials, meanwhile, will be dispatched to Rio for frequent visits to monitor the ...