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Brazil committed to Rio Games despite Zika virus

Brazil's sports minister said Thursday that he "lamented material and opinions in the press" that the Rio Olympics might be canceled because of the Zika virus outbreak.

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IAAF investigating claims of doping in China

The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s and casts doubt on world records set by Wang Junxia.

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Rio athletes dodge Zika with repellent, shelter

Concern over Brazil's outbreak of Zika virus has spread to many athletes who have traveled to Rio de Janeiro to train for the Olympics. Many are staying inside and using repellent to avoid Zika.

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Cyclist caught using motor at cyclocross worlds

Italian manufacturer Wilier Triestina says it will sue the Belgian cyclist who used a motor on her bike at the cyclocross world championships in the latest scandal to rock the sport.

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IOC sends countries medical advice on Zika virus

The IOC advised national Olympic committees to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics, asserting that the Games will be safe.

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Norway's Kilde gets first Cup victory in downhill

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway won his first career men's World Cup downhill as a late starter, beating Bostjan Kline by .22 seconds for his first career victory.

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Rupp to step up distance, try for Rio marathon

Galen Rupp, the Olympic silver medalist in the 10,000 meters, will step up in distance and try to qualify for the Rio Games in the marathon next month.

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Papadakis, Cizeron win ice dance title at Euros

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron defended their ice dance title, while Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the pairs event at the European championships.

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Bach: IOC plans to honor refugees at Rio Games

A group of refugee athletes will march together in the opening ceremony of the Rio Games in a symbol of hope for the world's migrants, IOC president Thomas Bach said.

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Pregnant Aussie Olympians warned of Zika virus

Australia's Olympic Committee warned pregnant team members to carefully consider whether they will attend the Rio Games after an outbreak of the Zika virus, which can cause birth abnormalities.

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U.S. women's star Leroux pregnant, to miss Rio

Sydney Leroux announced Monday night that she is pregnant. The U.S. women's soccer star is due in September, meaning she will miss the Olympics in Rio, which are scheduled for Aug. 5-21.

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Team USA names finalists for WBB Olympic team

The group of 25 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team has both longtime veterans of international play and the top college senior in the country, UConn's Breanna Stewart.

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Fitzgerald Mosley leaving USOC for Laureus

Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley is leaving her post at the U.S. Olympic Committee to take a CEO position at Laureus USA.

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IAAF's lucrative adidas deal in doubt

Athletics' doping scandal may be about to land another blow on the IAAF with doubts raised about the governing body's sponsorship by adidas.

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Rippon wins first U.S. figure skating crown

Adam Rippon interrupted Nathan Chen to marvel at the idea of doing four quadruple jumps in one practice session, let alone the free skate at the U.S. Championships.

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Vonn breaks Cup mark with 37th downhill win

Lindsey Vonn broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's record for most World Cup downhill victories with her 37th win in skiing's marquee event. It was also Vonn's 74th win across all disciplines.


Russia bans Euro medalist, 3 others for doping

Irina Maracheva was stripped of her 800-meter silver medal from the 2012 European Championships in one of four doping cases announced Monday involving female Russian athletes.

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Svindal out for season after World Cup crash

Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal sustained a season-ending knee injury after crashing during a downhill race that was eventually called off after three serious crashes.

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Chewing gum company sues over sponsorship

Chewing gum company Run Gum sues USA Track & Field and USOC, alleging they conspired to exclude some businesses from sponsoring athletes in return for advertising on uniforms at Olympic trials.