- Usain Bolt points to Rio with more gold in his hands Updated: Aug-30-15 5:05 pm
BEIJING - Hard as this is to believe, there were questions about Usain Bolt when the world championships first started.
- A 200-400 sprint double at Olympics could be waiting Felix Updated: Aug-30-15 11:35 am
BEIJING - If Allyson Felix feels tired now, just wait until next year.
- Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil Updated: Aug-29-15 3:35 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.
- Brazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat Updated: Aug-28-15 9:57 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with an angry rival who controls the possibility of impeachment proceedings against her.
- Corinthians stay on top in Brazil with 3-0 win over Cruzeiro Updated: Aug-23-15 8:15 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Vanger Love scored twice to give Corinthians a 3-0 win over Cruzeiro on Sunday to retain the lead in Brazil's top division.
- World Series of Beach Volleyball returns to California Updated: Aug-18-15 6:06 pm
For Kerri Walsh Jennings, the pursuit of a fourth consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medal resumes on her home sand.
- Anti-government protesters take to streets across Brazil Updated: Aug-16-15 6:47 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazilians took to the streets of cities and towns across the country Sunday for anti-government protests being watched as a barometer of discontent with the increasingly unpopular President Dilma Rousseff.
- Photo team mugged while covering Rio Olympic test event Updated: Aug-16-15 4:46 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian officials say a team of photographers on contract to Rio de Janeiro's city government were mugged while covering a road cycling test event for next year's Olympics in Rio.
- World champs could preview names to watch in Rio Updated: Aug-14-15 12:02 pm
Hard as this is to believe, there was a time when no one knew of Usain Bolt.
- US men's basketball looks ready for Rio after minicamp Updated: Aug-14-15 2:32 am
LAS VEGAS - While many countries are still trying to qualify for the Olympics, the U.S. is already lining up guys to play.
- Australian sailors wary of Rio debris as much as pollution Updated: Aug-13-15 8:32 pm
A 35-person team of Australian sailors, coaches and support crew begin competing in test events this week for next year's Summer Olympics on pollution-plagued Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, concerned as much about the floating debris that could affect the results of racing as the "horrible" sewage-filled water.
- IOC heaps fulsome praise on Rio's Olympic preparations Updated: Aug-12-15 7:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of an IOC inspection team said Wednesday she expects Rio de Janeiro to "deliver outstanding Olympic Games" next year, lauding the "Olympic atmosphere and Olympic spirit" in Brazil's showcase city.
- Swimmers sickened after Rio race worry about 2016 Olympics Updated: Aug-12-15 10:08 am
Reports of dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in Rio de Janeiro's waters have raised - and renewed - fears that athletes are at risk of getting sick at next summer's Olympics.
- US men's basketball starts road to Rio with minicamp Updated: Aug-11-15 11:24 pm
LAS VEGAS - Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul were in the gym. LeBron James could join them Wednesday.
- Correction: Rio 2016-Equine Disease story Updated: Aug-08-15 7:34 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - In a story Aug. 6 about the equine disease glanders, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 200 horses were participating in the Olympic test event. Only 19 horses were taking part.
- Boat parade in Brazil protests pollution in Olympic venue Updated: Aug-08-15 3:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - At least 30 boats of all sizes paraded across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest contamination in the waters where sailing events will be held next year during the Olympic Games.
- Rio Olympics: 1 year away and mayor says all will be ready Updated: Aug-05-15 3:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Exactly one year ahead of the start of Rio de Janeiro's Olympics, Mayor Eduardo Paes said on Wednesday that all the venues are running on schedule and will be delivered in time for next year's games - a feat he compared to a "miracle."
- Brazil mining company dumps sand and clay into river Updated: Aug-04-15 6:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian environmental authorities suspended a mining company's operations in Rio de Janeiro state after a retention dike broke, sending sand and clay into an unpolluted river that flows into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailing events will be held next year.
- Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup Updated: Aug-03-15 5:51 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city's sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held.
- Amnesty report blasts police killings in Rio de Janeiro Updated: Aug-03-15 5:16 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's police force operates with "total impunity," targeting mostly young, mostly black and mostly poor people in the Olympic city's violent slums for extrajudicial executions, Amnesty International alleged in a report Monday.
- Rousey attends soccer game at Maracana after UFC win in Rio Updated: Aug-02-15 9:32 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronda Rousey spent the day after her impressive victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 by going to a soccer game at Maracana Stadium.
- Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190 Updated: Aug-02-15 11:30 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - It's not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation.
- Rousey says she'll do Roddy Piper 'proud' in Rio fight Updated: Aug-01-15 10:14 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronda Rousey says she will be fighting for the late Roddy Piper, the Hall of Fame wrestler who gave her his "Rowdy" nickname.
- IOC hears reports on Rio's dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap Updated: Aug-01-15 7:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games - severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo's choice of emblem.