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Local athletes prepare to represent U.S. and Utah in the 2016 Summer Games

Utah has four home-grown athletes representing Team USA and one local prep standout swimming for Team Mexico.

New Rome mayor maintains opposition to 2024 Olympic bid

Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics is in serious trouble with the city's new mayor maintaining her opposition to the candidacy. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Do you know of a Mormon Olympian or Paralympian competing in the 2016 Rio Games?

Mormon Times would like to highlight members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who will be competing in the games. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Rio Games seemed like a good idea at the time

The Rio Olympics will have it all — rampant crime, a major recession, polluted venues, political upheaval, poverty, dwindling finances, disease, banned national teams. ... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Despair and defiance as Russian athletes react to doping ban

Russia's national track and field championships were supposed to offer a chance to secure Olympic places, but with its athletes now banned from the Rio Games, excitement for competition has been... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

Russia's track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Andrew Bogut says playing for Australia in Rio 'very unlikely'

Andrew Bogut all but ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, saying the bone bruises around his left knee almost certainly will not be healed in time for him to play for Australia this... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Ahead of Rio, runners re-enact ancient games

Fifty-five days before the Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, athletes from around the world are taking part in very different kind of sporting tournament in southern Greece. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Pregnant 'Today' anchor Savannah Guthrie to skip Olympics because of Zika concerns

;Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika virus. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Stephen Curry won't be on US Olympic basketball team in Rio

Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA's MVP. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Reaction to the death of 'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali

Quotes from around the world after the death of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali: Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Meet the Trio for Rio: Triplets plan to run Olympic marathon

Fans at the Rio Olympics will be seeing not just double, but triple in the women's marathon when identical triplets race together for the first time. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Judge: US women's soccer team bound by no-strike clause

A federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday that the world champion U.S. women's soccer team does not have the right to strike to seek improved conditions and wages before the Summer Olympics,... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Olympic refugee team to be 'symbol of hope' in Rio

Ten refugee athletes from Africa and the Middle East were selected Friday to compete under the Olympic flag at the Rio de Janeiro Games in what the IOC said represents a "symbol of hope" for... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Rio problems, doping issues, refugee athletes on IOC agenda

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of troubling issues to deal with this week. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rio

Spain's Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

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With the Summer Olympics approaching, a Canadian scholar is calling for the games to be postponed or moved because of the danger the Zika virus poses in Brazil. These other cities could offer to help. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why another Utah Olympics would be a loser

Despite its obvious advantages, I doubt a future Utah bid would be free from huge expenditures forced on it by the IOC. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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LDS teen, future U. gymnast prepares for Rio Olympic trials

Mykayla Skinner is flipping, twisting and sticking her landings on the road to the Olympics in Rio. The 19-year-old elite gymnast took home gold medals from two international gymnastics... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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UN: More worrying about Zika but Rio Olympics shouldn't be moved

The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne leaving NFL

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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University of Utah Health Care welcomes its newest patients: Team USA

The next time a U.S. Olympic athlete finds themselves injured or ill, they may well find themselves being sent to the University of Utah, which has been chosen as one of three national medical... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Battling back: Sarah Robles makes the 2016 Olympic team despite 'terrible' performance

Competing for a spot on the 2016 Olympic team less than a year after coming back from a two-year ban for testing positive for banned substances in August 2013, Robles said she just tried to make... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects

Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Column: Where Leicester fits in sports' history of underdogs

On the list of improbabilities, just behind hell freezing over and pigs taking to the air was Leicester winning the Premier League. That, at least, is how things seemed nine months ago, at the... Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city, killing at least 2

A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two people. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games

The flame for South America's first Olympics was kindled Thursday at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey that will culminate with the August 5... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Rio officials confident of measures in place against Zika

Rio de Janeiro Olympic officials are confident that measures in place will protect visitors from the Zika virus when the games open in less than four months. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Doug Robinson: How a BYU professor used math to help him qualify for U.S. Olympic marathon team

Jared Ward, an adjunct statistics professor at BYU, did his master's thesis on the optimal pace strategy of marathon running, then executed his findings perfectly to earn a spot on the Olympic team... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Olympic venues nearly ready for TV; big worries elsewhere

Olympic inspectors are taking their final look this week at Rio de Janeiro's preparations. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Rio Mayor: 'No graft charges against city' tied to Olympics

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes says the city's preparations for the South America's first Olympics have not been touched by the spreading corruption scandal that is gripping Brazil. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Prosecutors move to dismiss domestic violence charges against Picabo Street

Prosecutors filed a motion Thursday to dismiss misdemeanor domestic violence charges against skier and Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, saying the case would be handled better in a "civil or... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Spokesman: Rio 'confident' games untouched by graft scandal

A spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says he's "confident" the sprawling corruption scandal engulfing Brazil won't touch projects connected to South America's first games. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Amy Donaldson: Acknowledging life's unfairness isn't defeat — it allows us to focus

Acknowledging life's unfairness isn't accepting defeat. It's understanding that how we focus our energy determines whether or not we triumph in spite of our circumstances or remain a captive of... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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U. doctor to lead panel advising Olympians on infectious diseases

A University of Utah Health Care doctor was named Friday as the chairwoman of a panel formed to advise the U.S. Olympic Committee about the risks of infectious disease at the 2016 Olympics in Rio... Read more »

March 4, 2016

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IOC identifies potential refugee athletes for Rio Games

The IOC has identified 43 potential candidates for a special team of refugee athletes who will compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Spanish gold medalist believes she contracted Zika in Rio

Spanish Olympic gold medalist Marina Alabau says she got Zika while training in Brazil in December, suffering painful symptoms in an experience that the wind surfer said won't stop her from... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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Judge sets May trial date for Picabo Street in domestic violence case

Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street is headed for a May trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges after she turned down a plea deal in the Utah case, her lawyer said Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016

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Former BYU, Davis High runner Jared Ward earns spot on U.S. Olympic Team

Jared Ward, who graduated from Davis High and BYU, finished third in Saturday's U.S. Olympic marathon trials. He will represent the U.S. in the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. Judge has two alumni in... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2016

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Carli Lloyd's late goal gives United States 1-0 win over Mexico

Carli Lloyd scored off a rebound of her own penalty kick in the 86th minute and the United States beat Mexico 1-0 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016

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Committee OKs resolution encouraging return of Olympics to Utah

A resolution that would encourage bringing the Olympics back to Utah is one step closer to passing the Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Photo gallery: Finalists for the snowboard halfpipe at the Park City Grand Prix

Seven snowboarders qualified Thursday at the Park City Grand Prix for the finals that will take place Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Maddie Bowman uses program at Westminster to excell in the halfpipe and in education

Maddie Bowman rises above the halfpipe through education Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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