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October 22, 2016

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  • The United States' Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix hold a sign and wear their nation's flag Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, after winning the gold in the women's 4x400 meter relay during the Summer Olympics inside Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

    Team USA takes Rio Olympics medal race with ease

    August 21, 2016

    The Americans — with women leading the way — dominated both the gold and overall totals at the Rio Olympics. The U.S. finished with 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall, its 51-total-medal margin over second-place China the largest in a non-boycotted Olympics in nearly a century ...

  • AIBA President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu poses for picture with referees in the ring Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, after the final matches at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Boxing association president talks judging, losing and boxing’s Olympic future

    August 21, 2016

    International Boxing Association President Ching-Kuo Wu attended all 16 days of the Olympic boxing tournament, and he believes Rio de Janeiro saw the best competition ever staged at the games ...

  • Fireworks explode above the Maracana stadium Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics, seen from the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party

    August 21, 2016

    Shaking to samba and sharing reflections in uniquely Brazilian ways, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both revelatory and a sigh of relief ...

  • Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, to win the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Kenya’s Kipchoge wins gold in marathon, 1 color he’d lacked

    August 21, 2016

    Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya smiled as he crossed the finish line and later directed cheering fans from the podium. The one color of Olympic medal he lacked in his illustrious career finally is his ...

  • Members of the United States' men's basketball team stand for the national anthem Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, after accepting their gold medals at the the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    US romps to men’s basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66

    August 21, 2016

    The players on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team never doubted they would be standing on the gold-medal platform, even after some close calls in Rio and criticisms they lacked the usual big names and bigger wins ...

  • United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    USOC: More actions coming in Ryan Lochte’s Olympic scandal

    August 21, 2016

    USOC CEO Scott Blackmun promised Sunday that "further action" will be coming, perhaps soon, against 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte and three of his U.S. swimming teammates after ...

  • US men’s basketball goes for the gold on Rio Game’s final day

    August 21, 2016

    Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sloshed his way to the gold medal in the men's Olympic marathon Sunday as Rio de Janeiro began its grand goodbye to the 2016 Games in clammy conditions that did nothing to dampen Brazil's frenzied mood ...

  • A woman poses for a photo Saturday, Aug. 19, 2016, at a sculpture of the Rio Olympics logo at a crowded Olympic Park at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The sculpture shows people jubilantly joining hands to represent the culture of Rio.

    After Rio risk, Olympic officials can learn lessons

    August 21, 2016

    Taking the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro was always considered a bit of a risk. Now that South America's first games are drawing to a close, the question is: Did the gamble pay off?

  • Pita Nikolas Aufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.

    ‘Hottest Olympic dudes’? ‘Ab appeal’? It’s objectification when it’s about women. What about men?

    August 10, 2016

    Why is it taboo to objectify the fiercest female athletes on Earth, but acceptable to do the same to men?

  • Martha Karolyi, U.S. gymnastics team coordinator, celebrates her team's performance at the artistic gymnastics women's team final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.

    Final bow for Martha Karolyi, who lifted U.S. gymnastics

    August 10, 2016

    In her 11 Olympics as a coach or leader of a gymnastics team, Martha Karolyi, the often stone-faced and certainly serious coordinator of the U.S. women’s gymnastics national team, has cried only twice ...

  • United States' Cody Miller holds up his bronze medal after the final of the men's 100-meter breaststroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Las Vegas swimmer sets American record, wins bronze

    August 7, 2016

    The NBC cameras focused on the winner of the race at the Rio Olympics, and rightfully so. Adam Peaty of Great Britain set a world record in the 100-meter breaststroke finals at the Rio Olympics. In the background, though, a swimmer from Las Vegas shared the spotlight. You couldn’t help hearing Cody Miller wildly celebrate ...

  • Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday.

    Rio welcomes world with sultry music, plea for conservation

    August 5, 2016

    With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky, performers decked in silver and sweet, sultry music, Rio de Janiero is welcoming the world to the first Olympic Games in South America with a message: Let's take better care of …

  • The head of the Australian Olympic delegation, Kitty Chiller, speaks Sunday, July 24, 2016, during a press conference outside the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Australian athletes originally declined to move into their rooms at the village because of serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems, and then a laptop and team shirts were stolen from the Australian team while the building was being evacuated because of a small fire Friday.

    Australia hit again: computer, shirts stolen at Rio Olympics

    July 31, 2016

    A laptop and team shirts have been stolen from Australia's accommodation at the Olympic athletes' village while the building was being evacuated because of a small fire ...

  • BMX racer Connor Fields leads a race during competition, circa 2014.

    Going for gold: Green Valley product Fields eyes Olympic medal in BMX

    July 29, 2016

    Just as the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro, a poster of the famous sculpture overlooks Connor Fields’ living room. The 23-year-old Olympian has kept the poster there since the 2012 summer games in London as a reminder of ...