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Sobel: Olympic choice weighed heavily on Rory

When it came to the Olympics, the world's No. 1 golfer had a brutally difficult decision to make, Jason Sobel writes.

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Van der Burgh bests own 50 breaststroke WR

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa improved his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke on Tuesday at the swimming world championships.

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U.S. women win high diving gold, silver at worlds

The United States won gold and silver in women's high diving at the world championships Tuesday as Rachelle Simpson beat defending champion Cesilie Carlton to the top spot.

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Brazil colleges to help with dirty water cleanup

Rio Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao agreed with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up polluted waters where Olympic sailing events will be held.

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IOC to order virus tests at Rio's water venues

The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Ledecky gets easy win in 400 freestyle at worlds

Katie Ledecky began an ambitious program at the world championships with a 3.89-second victory in the 400-meter freestyle, falling off her world-record pace on the next-to-last lap.

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IOC poised to act if medalists guilty of doping

The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.

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IOC shakes up bid process for 2024 Games

The IOC shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote.

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China volleyball chief in corruption probe

China's sweeping drive against corruption has again turned to the country's sports programs, with the head of the national volleyball program, Pan Zhichen, the latest to be targeted.

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Wlodarczyk 1st woman to throw hammer 80 meters

Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland has bettered her hammer throw world record with a distance of 81.08 meters at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival in Cetniewo.

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Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

The Swiss city of Lausanne has been awarded the Winter Youth Olympics for 2020, beating Brasov, Romania, in a vote by International Olympic Committee members.

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Ex-America's Cup sailor sues Oracle Team USA

A former America's Cup sailor is suing two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA for $400,000 for failing to fire or suspend a crewmate during the biggest cheating scandal in regatta history.

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Louganis on Jenner: 'We all have our journeys'

Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner's gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years.

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Bach says IOC must uphold ethical standards

IOC president Thomas Bach says the Olympic body needs to show it is serious about maintaining ethical credibility and staying free of corruption.

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How Jenner became a sports icon 39 years ago

Bruce Jenner won the Olympic decathlon gold exactly 39 years ago Thursday. To celebrate the anniversary, here are five things you might not know about Jenner's iconic moment in sports history.

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Phinney to make cycling return at Tour of Utah

Taylor Phinney will return to racing at the Tour of Utah. It will be his first race since May 2014, when he collided with a motorcycle on a downhill section of the national championships course.

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'Miracle' goalie selling memorabilia for $5.7M

Jim Craig, the goaltender from the "Miracle on Ice" team, is hoping to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million.

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Inbee Park critical of qualifying rules for Rio

Inbee Park, the top-ranked player in women's golf, has criticized the qualifying criteria for next year's Olympic tournament, saying it will rule out too many of the world's top stars.

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'20 Tokyo chief apologizes to IOC over stadium

Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2

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