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Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks.

Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday. Read more »

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Roger Federer says he is out for Olympics, done for year

ederer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping

Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Kevin Durant leads US to second exhibition rout, 106-57 over China

Just two games into the U.S. basketball team's pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

The head of Australia's delegation said Sunday its 700 athletes and staff would not move into rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Ready or Not: Rio Olympics open doors at Athletes Village

Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Brazil nabs 10 IS backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Poll: Many Brazilians think Olympic Games cause more harm

A new poll says nearly two out of three Brazilians believe that hosting the Summer Games will cause the country more harm than good. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Provo's Maka Unufe named to USA's Olympic rugby team

The former Provo High football and United Rugby Club and Utah Warriors player has been a mainstay for the Eagles' sevens team for a few years. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Sudden wind gust interrupts Olympic training session in Park City

A powerful gust of wind sent large trash cans, at least one metal chair and trash flying across the Park City High School track Saturday during a training session for U.S. Olympic bobsled and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Henrik Stenson wins British Open for 1st major

The Latest on the final round of the British Open (all times local): Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Enough Olympic talk: It's time for the British Open

Jordan Spieth, going for the third leg of the career Grand Slam, spent more time talking about a golf course he will never see. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Randy Hollis: Security, safety concerns at Rio Olympics have me worried

With all the problems plaguing Summer Olympics host Brazil — contaminated water, political turmoil, police on strike, raging crime, the host country's financial crisis and, most of all, the... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Lloyd, Solo, Heath make third Olympic roster

Carli Lloyd, who has scored in the gold-medal winning final for the United States in the last two Olympics, has been named to the national team roster for the Rio Games. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Jazz center Rudy Gobert to join French brothers in Rio Olympics

Rudy Gobert will join new Jazz teammate Boris Diaw on the team affectionately called "Les Bleus" (The Blues) in his country. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Olmstead helps U.S. Women’s National Team earn bronze

BYU women’s volleyball head coach Heather Olmstead helped the U.S. Women’s National Team earn bronze as an assistant coach at the 2016 Pan American Cup with its win over Cuba on Sunday. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Biles, Douglas headline US women's gymnastics team; future Ute MyKayla Skinner an alternate

Simone Biles can officially book that plane ticket for Brazil. Same for defending Olympic champion Gabby Douglas. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Olympic champ Douglas searching for old magic at trials

This was not supposed to be part of the story reigning Olympic champion Gabby Douglas had in mind when she set her sights on Rio. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to concern about Zika

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is withdrawing from the Olympics because he is concerned about the Zika virus. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Future University of Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner in 4th place after first night of U.S. Olympic Trials

MyKayla Skinner, who will be a freshman for the Red Rocks this fall, has a strong night among 14 competitors with one more competition remaining Sunday. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Amy Donaldson: In her defeat, sprinter Alysia Montano illustrates why doping enforcement matters, must change

The gut-wrenching scene that followed Alysia Montano's fall during the 800-meter final of the Olympic Trials could be a metaphor of what one of America’s best sprinters has fought through... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town

Promises that hosting the Games would remake even Rio's most ramshackle neighborhoods have been eclipsed by myriad problems: security threats and soaring violence, the Zika virus, slow ticket... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Oil turns white boats to brown in Rio Olympic sailing venue

A new pollution problem has surfaced in Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Jordan Olympic runner says Ramadan fast boosts his mental strength

With guidance from nutritionists and coaches in Jordan and the U.S., the runner follows a training program that has lowered his body fat, cut his marathon time by 15 minutes and has enabled him to... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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BYU's Taylor Sander helps USA volleyball men sweep Russia

One month remains between now and the quest for gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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20 years ago: Wake-up call for Dream Team

Editor's note: Every Sunday, the Deseret News takes a quick look back into our archives. The Dream team trailed the U.S. Select team by 17 at halftime but came back to win 96-90 in an exhibition... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Olympic track trials: BYU's Shaquille Walker feels 'cheated' after missing out on 800-meter finals

Shaquille Walker narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals in the U.S. Olympic Track Team Trials 800-meter sprint. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Olympians who found workaround to political circumstances

fficials say Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova could be allowed to compete at the Olympics even though the rest of the Russian track team remains banned. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Doug Robinson: The NBA sending a junior varsity team to the Rio Olympics

With Curry, Harden, James, Paul and Westbrook skipping the Olympics, the NBA will send a junior varsity team to Rio Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Missy Franklin rallies with gutsy swim at US trials

Missy Franklin stood beside the blocks, staring down the still water in her lane. Never had she faced so much pressure, yet she felt serene. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Guest editorial: 2016 Rio Olympics deserve our courageous support

There is increasing opposition to holding this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Scientific experts raise serious health issues involving the Zika virus. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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BYU Olympian teaches optimism, overcoming trials in TEDxTalk (+video)

Kate Hansen is a student at Brigham Young University who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a TEDxTalk, she shares how her challenges helped her become a better Olympian. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika

Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Doug Robinson: A history of Utahns in Olympic track & field

As Utahns head to the U.S. Olympic track and field trials this week, they face long odds in trying to make the Olympic team; only 15 native Utahns have ever managed the feat. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Lindros' wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

ndros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Durant, Anthony lead US Olympic basketball team

The U.S. has selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans' third straight Olympic basketball gold medal. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Injured Lochte plows ahead in 200 free at US Olympic trials

Injured Ryan Lochte advanced to the 200-meter freestyle semifinals at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Monday. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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National champion Sam Mikulak leads US men's gymnastics team

Sam Mikulak, Jake Dalton and John Orozco are heading back to the Olympics. So are Alex Naddour and Chris Brooks. And this time, they won't be watching from the stands. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Ipsen, Hixon get Olympic 3-meter spots, Dumais finishes 4th

With one long hug and a few brief words, Troy Dumais asked Kristian Ipsen to carry on the legacy of American diving. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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AP source: Irving, Barnes finish US Olympic basketball team

. basketball team has its roster for Rio. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting tests. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah doctor to lead the battle against Zika in Rio

With six weeks to go until the 2016 Summer Games begin, a team of experts led by University of Utah pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Carrie Byington is in charge of keeping America's... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Rio Olympic organizers unveil village where athletes to stay

The organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have unveiled the athletes' village, where nearly 11,000 competitors and some 6,000 coaches and other team members will stay during the Aug. 5-21 games. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Agent: LeBron James to skip Rio Olympics

LeBron James will not chase gold this summer in the Rio Olympics. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Carmelo Anthony among 10 set for US Olympic basketball

A person with knowledge of the details says Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knick has agreed to chase a fourth Olympic men's basketball medal, while Toronto teammates Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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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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