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  • First black woman to win Olympic gold dies in Ga.

    By Associated Press

    The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Published July 14, 2014

  • Phelps beaten by Agnel in 100-meter freestyle

    By Associated Press

    Michael Phelps' form deserted him Sunday night. Published July 13, 2014

  • Main players in the FIFA ticket scalping case

    By Associated Press

    On July 9, The Associated Press published a report on major players in a World Cup ticket scalping investigation being conducted by Brazilian police. One of the companies, Pamodzi Sports Marketing based in Nigeria, says its founder Papa Massata Diack is no longer involved in that company. Diack is CEO of Pamodzi Sports Marketing in Senegal. Published July 13, 2014

  • Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

    By Associated Press

    Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Published July 13, 2014

  • Olympic champion Muffat retires

    By Associated Press

    An Olympic champion in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games, Camille Muffat of France is retiring from competition at the age of 24. Published July 12, 2014

  • Rousseff: Brazil's World Cup proved doubters wrong

    By MANUEL MARTINEZ - Associated Press

    Brazil has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff said on the eve of the tournament's final match between Germany and Argentina this weekend. Published July 12, 2014

  • Rousseff: Brazil proved World Cup doubters wrong

    By MANUEL MARTINEZ - Associated Press

    President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that on the eve of the World Cup's final match this weekend, her country has proved doubters of Brazil's ability to organize a big event wrong. Published July 11, 2014

  • Olympic gold medalist Emma Snowsill to retire

    By Associated Press

    Olympic gold medalist Emma Snowsill has retired from competitive triathlon at age 33. Published July 11, 2014

  • 4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results

    By ALI ZERDIN - Associated Press

    Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Published July 11, 2014

  • Doping probe launched into Russian walkers

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The suspension of several athletes in Russia's dominant race-walking team has drawn an investigation by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Published July 11, 2014

  • Saudi prince steps down from IOC and national body

    By Associated Press

    Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee. Published July 11, 2014

  • Phelps easily beats Lochte in 100 butterfly

    By PAUL NEWBERRY - Associated Press

    Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard. Published July 11, 2014

  • Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

    By PAUL NEWBERRY - Associated Press

    Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. Published July 10, 2014

  • Brazil's new stadiums seek post-World Cup events

    By STEPHEN WADE - Associated Press

    Once the World Cup and its traveling circus leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that cost $1.6 billion and hosted massive crowds will echo noisily as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them. Published July 10, 2014

  • Bach cites 'great dynamism' in Rio preparations

    By STEPHEN WILSON - Associated Press

    Brazilian Olympic organizers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing "great dynamism" to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday. Published July 9, 2014

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