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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.

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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