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Zika virus not enough to cancel Olympics, historian says

RIO DE JANEIRO - The world's best known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

IOC president praises Los Angeles' preparation, professionalism

LOS ANGELES - The president of the International Olympic Committee said a lot of nice things about Los Angeles after visiting proposed venues for the 2024 Games. 

US Olympic athletes press for wider inquiry into doping

U.S. Olympic athletes sent a letter to leaders of the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency this week, urging them to expand the investigation into Russian doping to sports beyond track and field.

Golfer Adam Scott uncertain if he'll play in the Olympics

Adam Scott has made it clear over the last several months that the Olympics aren't a priority. What he hasn't said is whether he will represent Australia if eligible, which is likely.

IAAF admits wrongdoing in Olympic doping cases

MOSCOW - Track and field's world governing body has admitted that "suspicious delays" by its top anti-doping official allowed four Russian athletes to compete at the 2012 London Olympics when they should have been suspended.

Rio Games get surprise boost from sponsor

RIO DE JANEIRO - Facing severe budget cuts in almost all aspects of the games, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics are boosted by Panasonic signing on as a sponsor of the opening and closing ceremonies.

Three are banned for life for engaging in blackmail, bribery and extortion to cover up a Russian doping case

LONDON - The son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack and two Russian officials were banned from track and field for life on Thursday for engaging in blackmail, bribery and extortion to cover up a Russian doping case.

IOC president makes strong request of sports organizations

LONDON - Sports organizations must work harder than ever in 2016 to clean up their act after a year of corruption and doping scandals that tarnished the Olympic movement, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday in a New Year's message.

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