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Rio cops charge Lochte in absentia with false robbery report

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment ...

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Aug 25, 2016

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Japan’s Olympic delegation held a wrap-up ceremony at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday following a highly successful campaign at the Rio Games. Decathlete and Japan’s flagbearer at the Games, Keisuke Ushiro, handed back the flag to Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda before chef ...

Aug 24, 2016

Rio police expand scalping probe of Irish Olympic Council

The man named to head Ireland’s Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday. Authorities said William O’Brien, ...

Speedo USA, two other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

Aug 23, 2016

Speedo USA, two other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

Ryan Lochte lost three major sponsors when swimsuit company Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela announced in quick succession Monday they were dumping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed ...

Aug 22, 2016

Memorable quotes from Rio Games

Ten quotes from the 2016 Rio Olympics: “There you go. I’m the greatest.” – Usain Bolt on securing his “triple-triple” of 100 meters, 200m and 4x100m relay golds. “This is how I wanted to finish my career. I’ve lived a dream come true. Being ...

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

Aug 22, 2016

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

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The flame goes out to close this show In which the bar was set real low, With Zika and a toxic bay That doubles as a vast bidet, Recession pounding one and all, A president against the wall, Budget crises that go back years, ...

Middleweight Shields repeats as Olympic boxing champion

Aug 22, 2016

Middleweight Shields repeats as Olympic boxing champion

Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket on Sunday. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and slipped the medal over her head. Two Olympics, two gold medals. She ...

It's a me, Abe!

Aug 22, 2016

It's a me, Abe!

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an cameo at the Rio 2016 Olympics’ closing ceremony. While his presence was not unexpected, as Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympics, his unusual entrance was another matter. Naturally, the internet had something to say about it. [View ...