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Report: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony agree to play in Rio Olympics

Officially, LeBron James has said he hasn’t made a decision about playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he would decide after the season (when he …

Basketball

Australian golfer Adam Scott says no to Rio Olympics selection

World number seven won’t join top-ranked compatriot Jason Day in Rio Australian captain Ian Baker-Finch still hoping Scott will reconsider<p>Adam Scott has ruled himself out of selection for the Rio Olympics, opening the door for Marc Leishman to play for golf’s first gold medal in 112 years.<p>World No7 …

Golf

Olympic Stadium may be renamed Mahindra Stadium ahead of West Ham move

The Olympic Stadium could be renamed the Mahindra Stadium after it emerged the venue’s owners were in advanced talks with the Indian conglomerate over its naming rights during West Ham United’s tenancy.<p>The London Legacy Development Corporation is close to concluding a deal worth around £6 million a …

Soccer

Rio Olympics 2016: Australian gymnast Larissa Miller's test-event silver

Australian gymnast Larissa Miller has boosted her Olympic chances, winning silver in the floor exercise at a test event in Rio.<p>Just a day after …

Gymnastics

Romania's Olympic gymnastics failure: where did it all go wrong?

A rotten weekend means that for the first time in history, the country that introduced Nadia Comăneci to the world will not be sending a gymnastics squad to the Olympics<p>On Sunday morning when the Romanians marched into the arena in Rio, they were the defending Olympic team bronze medalists. When …

Gymnastics

South Korea Accused of Massive Cover-Up of Rape and Murder Ahead of 1988 Olympics

South Korea is getting ready to host the Olympics in 2018. But a new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that the last time the …

Train Like an Olympic Athlete

<i>Elisabeth TNT calls on the experts to up her training game—and draws major inspiration from U.S. Olympic track-and-field hopeful English Gardner.</i><p>Who doesn’t dream of a body like Gisele’s? We all want to look fit and youthful, with glowing skin, a toned core, and shiny hair. But one day, the …

A treasury of Olympics footage with fart sounds added, because why not?

The world is only a few months away from the next Olympics, with the 2016 Summer Games set to commence in Rio De Janeiro on August 5. A chosen few …

Rio De Janeiro

Ethiopian Boston Marathon winners no sure thing for Olympics

BOSTON (AP) — The 2016 Boston Marathon was a coronation for Ethiopia, which collected its first-ever sweep of the men's and women's titles.<p>That doesn't mean the winners of the world's most prestigious marathon will get a spot on the Ethiopian Olympic team.<p>Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the 120th edition of …

Marathons

Shooter Glenn Eller Gets Comfortable In Rio, Wins Bronze At Olympic Test Event

<i>Glenn Eller takes aim during the men's double trap event at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun on April 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.</i><p>Glenn Eller …

Olympic hope Semenya runs fastest 400 metres of year

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (Reuters) - Caster Semenya laid down a marker in the race for 400 metres gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August by running the fastest time of the year at the South African Championship on Saturday.<p>Caster Semenya competes in this picture taken March 22, 2016. …

Athletics

Olympics should be mixed matchplay event: Reid | News Home | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - European Solheim Cup player Melissa Reid believes Olympic organizers missed a trick by not opting for a mixed matchplay event when golf returns to the Games in August following a 112-year absence.<p>Melissa Reid of England hits the ball at the 13th hole during the third round of the …

Golf

Rio 2016: Dipa Karmakar on the verge of becoming first ever Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics

On Sunday, Dipa Karmakar edged closer to a spot at the Rio Olympics. She completed her performance at the Final Qualifier and Olympic Test Event in …

Lagging ticket sales leave Rio Olympics officials searching for ways to fill empty seats

Four months before the Rio de Janiero Olympic Games begin, troubling issues are suppressing ticket sales and causing Brazil to consider how it might fill empty seats.<p>Worries about the Zika virus, a political crisis and ongoing concerns about crime in the country have contributed to depressed sales …

Brazil

Lions WR Marvin Jones investing thousands in sister's Olympic run

Unsure about her future, Vanessa Jones called her older brother last July looking for advice. Her college career at USC was over and she had a rough …

Paris goes public with 2024 Olympic bid while Rome takes a hit

Paris and Rome -- the cities considered Los Angeles' toughest competitors for the<p>2024 Summer Olympics-- have made headlines for very different reasons.<p>The Paris campaign launched a wide-scale effort Tuesday to get French citizens more involved in the bid at open meetings or on the Internet.<p>Paris …

Tatyana Lysenko: Russian Olympic champion fails doping test

<b>Olympic and double world hammer champion Tatyana Lysenko has become the latest athlete from Russia to be suspended for doping.</b><p>The IAAF, which governs athletics, said the London 2012 gold medallist had tested positive for a banned substance.<p>Lysenko, 32, who is now known by her married name …

Athletics

Patriots' Nate Ebner taking leave to chase Olympic rugby dream

New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner is taking a leave of absence from the Patriots starting Tuesday to begin his Olympic training for the U.S. …

NFL

Lennox Lewis calls pro boxers in Olympics 'preposterous'

Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has branded a proposal to allow professional boxers to compete in the Olympics as "preposterous."<p>The …

Which Olympic Hopeful Cities Have The Best And Worst Logos?

Los Angeles was the crowd favorite, but never rule out an underdog.<p>Earlier this week, Los Angeles unveiled a logo and slogan for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. It’s one of four cities–along with Paris, Rome, and Budapest–that submitted a bid to the International Olympic Committee, which will …

Los Angeles

Watch Live: Trinidad and Tobago meets Guyana with Olympic qualifying semifinal spot on the line

Guyana looks to shock CONCACAF with a semifinal berth by holding off Trinidad and Tobago in both sides’ Group B finale of women’s Olympic qualifying …

Guyana

Lindsey Vonn wears body paint swimsuit for Sports Illustrated

UPI<p>Olympic alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn wore a body paint one-piece for the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit …

How This Olympic Sport Can Boost Creative Thinking

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Digital Marketing

Ex-Olympian Picabo Street to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street said Thursday that she was defending herself during a December fight with her father and will demand a jury trial on domestic violence and assault charges.<p>Attorney Joe Wrona said that the ex-Olympian called 911 for help after her father …

Domestic Violence

Ladies and Gentlemen: Your 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team

While some countries select their Olympians based on performance or politics, this is the United States of America. So we put on a do-or-die, one-off, completely meritorious race. Saturday's U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, held in Los Angeles, California, had a basic premise: the top three …

Marathons

CONCACAF Watch: Olympic qualification latest evidence women's soccer organization needs reform

CONCACAF has plenty of things to reform, but this week served as a reminder that women's soccer should be near the top of the list, writes Jon Arnold.<p><i>Editor's Note: CONCACAF hipster Jon Arnold brings Goal readers stories and opinions from around the region in a weekly column.</i><p>We live in a time of …

Puerto Rico

Picking Olympic roster is tough task for US men's basketball

TORONTO (AP) — In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze medals sweep.<p>But in basketball, countries only get one.<p>"We could send over three teams, I think we'd be successful," Golden State's Klay Thompson said.<p>The Americans are so loaded with talent that their …

Basketball