Rio 2016 Olympic Games

TASS Reports Russia Will Pay 42 Athletes up to $62,000 for Rio DQs

The Russian Olympic Committee will allocate a total of $620,000 to track and field athletes banned from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, including three $62,000 prizes to athletes who would have had gold medal potential.

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Kromowidjojo Pre-Rio Injury Worse Than Let On, “She Could Barely Walk”

Although an MRI confirmed no hernia, Dutch sprinter Ranomi Kromowidjojo’s pre-Rio injury was worse than originally revealed.

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WADA Rio Report: Less Than 50% Of Athletes Reported Whereabouts

‘It was only due to the enormous resourcefulness and goodwill of some key doping control personnel working at the Games that the process did not break down entirely,’ reads the WADA Independent Observers’ Report.

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Rio 2016 Organizers Facing Unpaid Vendor Bills

Plagued by budget problems throughout the lead-up to this past summer’s Olympic Games, Rio 2016 organizers are still facing monetary issues.

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Righting the [Sportsman]ship: What Sets Swimming Apart

If swimming had its own State of the Union Address, how would we rate the level of sportsmanship post-Rio 2016?

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Brazilian Judge Denies Request To Dismiss Case Against Ryan Lochte

Months after leaving Rio, U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte’s troubles with the Rio gas station incident aren’t over quite yet.

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Brazilian Olympian Ana Marcela to Undergo Surgery

Brazilian Olympic open water swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha will be forced to take time out of her training schedule at the…

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Leadership Culture Partly To Blame For Lack Of Dutch Medals In Pool

After claiming 4 swimming medals at the 2012 Olympic Games, the Netherlands squad wound up without hardware in Rio, save for its two open water athletes.

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Rio Reflections with Open Water Olympian Haley Anderson

Two time Olympian Haley Anderson became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in open water swimming by winning a silver medal in the women’s 10K at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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Schooling, Goh Earn Singaporean National Day Honors

Joseph Schooling and Theresa Goh were recognized by the Signaporean government for their outstanding achievements in Rio.

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Cate Campbell’s Coach Wants To Keep Medal Contenders Out Of Spotlight

Simon Cusack, coach of world record holder Cate Campbell, points to his athlete’s having been in the spotlight in the lead-up to Rio as part of the reason she faltered individually.

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Contract Worker Dies Dismantling Rio Olympic Facilities

During the dismantling of the Rio 2016 Olympic facilities, one man died from electrocution and another lost his leg due to crashing in the beach volleyball arena. Both victims were outsourced workers hired to help dismantle the Olympic facilities.

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Seebohm Reflects On Lackluster Rio, Not Yet Committed To Tokyo 2020

“If I’m being honest, I think the pressure did get to me,” says Emily Seebohm of her performances in Rio.

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NBC’s Bob Costas To Host 2016 Golden Goggle Awards

USA Swimming has announced NBC Sports’ Bob Costas as the host for the 2016 Golden Goggle Awards and Silent Auction. This is the 4th time Costas will have played host to the event in an Olympic year.

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Congress Approves Bill to End Olympic ‘Victory Tax’

This past Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will put an end to the so-called Olympic “victory tax”. American…

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