• Teams of rowers from Italy, top, and the U.S., bottom, practice for the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships on  Rodrigo de Freitas lake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The head of the governing body of world rowing says he will ask for viral testing at the rowing venue for next year's Rio Olympics, and says he expects all other water sports in Rio to follow suit. The move comes after an Associated Press investigation last week showed a serious health risk to about 1,400 Olympic athletes who will compete at water venues around Rio that are rife with human waste and sewage.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    World Rowing to seek viral testing in Rio Olympic waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the governing body of world rowing said Tuesday he will ask for viral testing at the rowing venue for next year’s Rio Olympics, and he expects all other water sports in Rio to follow suit.

    Updated: 12:54 pm

  • Triple Olympic champion Domracheva to miss season

    MOSCOW (AP) — Triple Olympic biathlon champion Darya Domracheva says she will miss the entire upcoming season after being struck down by the illness mononucleosis.

  • Triathlon athlete Kevin Mcdowell, left, of the U.S., and local swimmers enter the water for a swimming clinic along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming. On Thursday, The Associated Press released the results of a five-month investigation that showed that Olympic venues are rife with disease-causing viruses and bacteria. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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.

  • International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack, right, speaks with a fellow International Olympic Committee member during the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency. German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain said they obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. The files came from the database of the IAAF and were leaked by a whistleblower, according to the reports. The IAAF said it was aware of "serious allegations made against the integrity and competence of its anti-doping program." (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Diack fights back at allegations of widespread doping

    PARIS (AP) — With his federation embattled by widespread doping allegations that could lead to a reshuffle of Olympic and world championship podiums for more than a decade, IAAF president Lamine Diack defended his organization’s anti-doping record and dismissed the accusations as a “joke” on Monday.

  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, accompanied by IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams, takes a question during a press conference after the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Bach says the Olympic body will take action against any Olympic medalists if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations in track and field. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

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  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at a press conference after the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Bach says the Olympic body will take action against any Olympic medalists if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations in track and field. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.

  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter is relinquishing his position on the IOC. Blatter, beset by a corruption scandal at FIFA, was among a group of IOC members up for re-election for another eight-year term on Monday. But Bach says Blatter informed him by letter on July 23 that he would not stand again. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Sepp Blatter not running for re-election as IOC member

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s 16-year term as an International Olympic Committee member ended Monday when he did not seek re-election.

  • Alois Jnabl of Austria exits the water during the men's triathlon ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. The World Olympic Qualification is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • A man walks under the Olympic logo during the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    IOC shakes up bid process for 2024 Summer Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote.

  • South Sudan Secretary General of the Olympic Committee Tong Chor Malek Deran speaks at a press conference at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. South Sudan received official recognition from the IOC on Sunday, allowing the world's newest nation to send a team under its own flag to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    South Sudan gains Olympic status, cleared for Rio

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn’t contain his emotion.