Australian golfer Jason Day made an announcement on Tuesday that is beginning to sound like a broken, worrisome record in these days leading up to the Summer Olymics in Rio.
The top-ranked golfer decided not to compete because he's concerned about "what's going on down there with regards to the Zika virus," he said.
Day said it was a difficult...Read more
CHICAGO -- USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo can still feel the sting of disappointment and anger he had nearly seven years ago when Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.
Colangelo, who was part of the delegation that presented Chicago's case to the International Olympic Committee in ...Read more
LeBron James won't be there. Neither will Steph Curry, Chris Paul or James Harden.
But Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson are on the U.S. men's basketball roster headed to the 2016 Summer Olympics, and that should be good enough to make the Americans a gold-medal favorite.
With a spate of NBA stars withdrawing because of fatigue and ...Read more
The only Summer Olympics Toni Wilhelm did not participate in during the last 12 years were in China in 2008, and the German sailor watched those proceedings from afar.
One problem: He got bored.
"Even me, being a sailor, sailing was not very interesting," he said. "I remember watching when I didn't qualify in 2008, I had to sit home at my ...Read more
There was a hint of defiance among international track officials as they announced a landmark decision to ban Russia's powerful track team from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
With their sport hit by a raft of doping and corruptions scandals in recent months, the leaders of the IAAF, the international governing body for track and ...Read more
A Chinese diver who came to the Bay Area six years ago is down to his final chance to gain U.S. citizenship in time to compete at the Olympic trials starting Saturday in Indianapolis.
Colin Zeng, a King's Academy-Sunnyvale, Calif., graduate, has been granted an immigrant visa petition, putting him on the path to permanent residence.
But it ...Read more
The reporters crowding around Mario Andrada all wanted to know the same thing: Are the 2016 Summer Olympics headed for disaster?
They asked about the Zika virus outbreak and Brazil's failing economy. They mentioned the host country's political turmoil and the raw sewage still flowing into Guanabara Bay, where sailors and open-water swimmers ...Read more
Concerned about the potential spread of the Zika virus, a Kansas City, Mo., doctor has joined an international effort to postpone or possibly relocate this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
The Games are slated for August in the Brazilian capital.
"Overall, I think the risk of Zika spreading as a result of the Olympics is low," said Dr. John ...Read more
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Gabby Douglas stared down the Russians, the Romanians and the Chinese at the 2012 London Olympics. So while the world debates the Zika virus and whether it is wise to hold the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, the two-time gold medalist sounded ready to stare down the mosquitoes, too.
"Everyone is talking about it," Douglas said ...Read more
Colin Zeng stood 33 feet above the pool, blood dripping from his nose, staring hard into the abyss.
This was the NCAA diving championships. Zeng wasn't about to let a little nose bleed, courtesy of the dry air inside the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, keep him from launching himself off the 10-meter platform with beautiful twists and somersaults....Read more
Jesse Thielke was an out-of-control kid in grade school, angry at everything, focused on nothing, headed nowhere fast.
"I was just a troubled kid, you know?" he says. "Parents had a nasty divorce. Got in a lot of trouble at school, a lot of fights. It was really bad. I was constantly in the principal's office for fighting and stealing and lying...Read more
The Olympics were never a big deal to Ashleigh Johnson. Anyone who saw her in the pool as a girl -- rangy, quick, powerful -- knew she had potential as a water polo goalie. They saw glimpses of special talent.
But after a few brief stints with the U.S. junior team, Johnson wanted nothing more to do with the national program.
"It was really ...Read more
A group of 150 professors, scientists and doctors have sent an open letter to the World Health Organization, insisting that lingering concerns about the Zika virus call for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be postponed or moved.
The Games are scheduled for Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, which has been hit particularly hard by the outbreak.
"We make ...Read more
With the 2016 Summer Games less than three months away, the specter of doping and bribery has cast an ever-lengthening shadow over the Olympic movement.
The situation is serious enough that the president of the International Olympic Committee spent Wednesday morning talking about official inquiries and the prospect of banning not only athletes ...Read more
Olympic leaders remain optimistic about the upcoming 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games despite the suspension -- and impending impeachment -- of Brazil's embattled president.
Dilma Rousseff has played a key role in Olympic preparations for her country, but following Thursday's senate action, will not be in office during the 17-day sporting event ...Read more
BUDAPEST -- On the low-slung cement walls of Olympic Park in Budapest, the Hungarian capital itself is notable for its absence among the decorations listing past hosts of the Summer Games.
It's now Budapest's turn to run the world's biggest sporting event, reckons Marianna Lugos, a 67-year-old who was watching children romp across a jungle gym ...Read more
Golf always seemed like a kooky concept for the Olympics. American men already show their true colors at the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. American women paint their cheeks at the Solheim Cup and the UL International Crown, which will be contested in July at the Merit Club in Libertyville.
The other 51 weeks a year, the pros are private ...Read more
Since Rebecca Lobo first made it in 1996, UConn has been well-represented on U.S. women's Olympic basketball teams. That tradition will continue with five Huskies, including national player of the year Breanna Stewart, set to represent the country this summer in Brazil.
The five-time Olympic gold medalist program announced its team Wednesday ...Read more
Rio de Janeiro's acclaimed white-sand beaches have inspired popular songs and romantic notions but don't expect a bossa nova Wednesday to commemorate the 100-day countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The image of raw sewage and debris floating in the water at competition sites presents a stark contrast to the picturesque city of tropical ...Read more
The 100-day countdown to the Summer Olympics will arrive Wednesday with Brazil dealing with the worst financial crisis since the Depression and President Dilma Rousseff facing possible impeachment in an action that she has described as a coup attempt.
The national crisis has relegated Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro to a sidelight even as ...Read more