Olympics

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Back in Pool, Ryan Lochte Pushes for 5th Olympics Trip

If Lochte, 36, qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics, he will be the oldest male swimmer ever to represent the United States at the Games.

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Make Disney Cameo

Former Olympians and current figure skating announcers Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir voice celebrity talent show judges in Disney's animated Amphibia.

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Mirai Nagasu makes history with triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu made history at the Olympics on Monday. 

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8 Olympic ice skating pairs who are couples in real life

These eight ice skating duos are pairs off the ice, too. 

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Entire USA Gymnastics board will resign

The board was told to resign or risk decertification by the USOC. 

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Ashton Eaton retires after historic career

The World's Greatest Athlete has retired.

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Galen Rupp headlines Boston Marathon elite field

Galen Rupp and other U.S. Olympians will take the streets of Boston on April 17 for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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Michael Phelps retires: SI cover story exclusive

Michael Phelps arrived at the Rio Olympics looking to repair his image and cement his legacy. He did that and then some.

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Laurie Hernandez wins Dancing with the Stars

Laurie Hernandez is the youngest Dancing with the Stars champion in the show's history.

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Phelps explains reason for secret marriage

Michael Phelps: Swimmer explains reason for secret marriage

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How fast can Usain Bolt run a mile? His answer

How fast can Usain Bolt run a mile? He takes a guess.

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Aly Raisman targets 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Aly Raisman wants to compete at three Olympics.

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Italy to look to 2028 if Rome pulls Olympic bid

Italy will look to 2028 if Rome withdraws its Olympic bid for 2024, says Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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The Olympics only cost Rio $4.56 billion

The cost of this year’s Olympic Games was relatively inexpensive compared to previous years.

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Olympics were not perfect, but Rio tried its best

The 2016 Rio Olympics weren't the greatest, but they featured plenty of memorable, historic moments, and—thanks to Neymar—ended on a high note for Brazilians.

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USA basketball has clearly figured out what works

A third straight Olympic gold shows that USA basketball has figured out the winning formula for building a team of NBA players for the international game.

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Parting thoughts from Rio Olympics

Wrapping up all the memorable (and forgettable) moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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After Olympic success comes scrutiny, obligations

The Olympic Games are the athletic pinnacle for many athletes. However there's often a dark side to the intense scrutiny that comes with success on a global stage.

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Kevin Durant regains superstar form in run to gold

USA Basketball star Kevin Durant finished an impressive 2016 Rio Olympics with another gold-medal performance in international competition.

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NBA players celebrate USA’s Olympic gold medal

Even though they weren’t on the team, NBA players were excited to see Team USA win its third straight gold medal. 

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Carmelo says 2016 will be his last Olympics

Carmelo Anthony’s fourth Olympics will be his last. 

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Runners earn awards for sportsmanship after fall

Abbey D’Agostino and Nikki Hamblin earned special recognition after their display of sportsmanship last week. 

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Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev dominates wrestling

Just 20 years old, Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev is considered the best pound-for-pound wrestler alive.

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Olympics reinforced the beauty of track and field

While track and field is losing ground to other traditional events, the Rio Olympics showed the sport could still survive on its athletic brilliance.

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Neymar steps up for gold medal Brazil had to win

“Brazilian soccer is not dead.” Neymar’s penalty kick gave Brazil its first men’s soccer gold medal after recovering from early Rio Olympic struggles.

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Watch: Usain Bolt celebrates by throwing a javelin

Olympic superstar Usain Bolt made the move from the track to the field with his celebration Friday.

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US women’s hoops wins gold with trio leading way

USA Basketball’s Diana Taurasi, Tamika Catchings and Sue Bird win a fourth gold medal and grow an already impressive Olympic resume.

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USA’s Matt Centrowitz wins gold in 1500m

Matthew Centrowitz ended a 108-year gold medal drought for the United States in the men’s 1500m race at the Olympics.

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Gwen Jorgensen wins USA’s first gold in triathlon

Heading into the Rio Olympics, Gwen Jorgensen was already one of the most dominant athletes in her sport. On Saturday, she added a medal to her trophy case.

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Biles selected as closing ceremony flag-bearer

Gymnast Simone Biles has been selected as United States’ flag-bearer for the closing ceremony in Rio.

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Marozsán, Germany win women’s soccer gold

Dzsenifer Marozsán’s technical wizardry led Germany to a 2-1 win over Sweden in the women’s soccer gold medal match at the Rio Olympics.

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U.S. women win 4x100-meter relay

The United States took home gold in the women’s 4x100-meter relay on Friday.

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Jordan Burroughs on loss: ‘I let my family down’

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs talked about the disappointment he felt after failing to medal at the Rio Olympics.

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Germany tops Sweden to win 1st women's soccer gold

Germany wins its first Olympic gold medal in women's soccer, with Dzsenifer Marozsan playing the hero and sending Silvia Neid out a winner.

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Ashton Eaton's coach explains what might be next

After a successful 2016 Rio Olympics, what might be next for Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton? Their coach Harry Marra explains.

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From truck to mat: Daniel Dennis’s journey to Rio

After a tough loss at the University of Iowa, Daniel Dennis couldn’t stomach the thought of stepping on a wrestling mat. Now, three years after leaving the sport, buoyed by family and friends, he’s back and motivated to medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

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The toughest U.S. team in Rio? Women's water polo

One word describes the U.S. women’s water polo team: badass. And now physical Americans are one win away from a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Usain Bolt reigns again in closing Olympic act

In the final individual race of his Olympic career, the 200 meters, Usain Bolt went out with—what else?—a gold medal and a legacy etched in history.

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Ashton Eaton’s second decathlon gold truly a feat

Ashton Eaton won a second straight gold medal in the decathlon at the Rio Olympics on Thursday, a Herculean feat that's truly hard to comprehend.

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Lochte’s story raises more questions for Rio Games

Ryan Lochte’s fabricated robbery story is a dark moment for the 2016 Rio Olympics in a Games that could use all the good publicity it can get.

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Track wrap: Usain Bolt awes in historic victory

Usain Bolt and Ashton Eaton won the 200 meters and decathlon respectively to headline a historic day at the Rio Olympics track & field competitions.

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USA women’s basketball extends dominating Rio run

The USA women’s basketball team will go for a sixth straight gold medal after defeating France in its semifinal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Maroulis first USA woman to win wrestling gold

Maryland native Helen Maroulis became the first American woman to win a gold medal in Olympic wrestling Thursday,

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Building a team of Olympic rookies for 2020 Games

What might USA Basketball’s 2020 Olympic roster look like if every previous Olympian flaked out and stayed home?

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USA women's basketball is unstoppable in Rio

The U.S. women's basketball team ready to seize the moment and dominate in Rio and they'd like to be recognized for their unmatched success. 

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Ginobili, Nocioni finish Argentine careers

Manu Ginobili and Andres Nocioni announced their retirement from international play following a loss to the U.S. at the Rio Olympics, a major hit to the core that carried Argentina’s basketball fortunes.

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Team USA quiets the panic with win over Argentina

Three thoughts on Team USA's dominating win over Argentina, led by Kevin Durant and Paul George, which advanced them to the Rio 2016 Olympic semifinals vs. Spain.

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This Simone Biles flipbook is wonderful

The attention to detail is stunning.