• A federal police agent leads a handcuffed suspect who authorities say was arrested on terrorism-related charges in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Ten Brazilians, who according to authorities pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group, were arrested Thursday. Authorities also described them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as “amateurs” who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month’s Olympics.

  • IOC acts to protect Olympic athletes from Games-time abuse

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says a welfare officer will be assigned to the athletes’ village in Rio de Janeiro to coordinate any reports of harassment or abuse during the games next month.

  • Marc Gasol to miss Olympics for Spain

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish basketball federation says that center Marc Gasol will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to recover from a broken foot in time.

  • Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says athletes banned from competing in Rio Olympics could go to a civil court

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says athletes banned from competing in Rio Olympics could go to a civil court.

  • Jaimaica's athlete Usain Bolt shows his arm with a plaster as he speaks during a press conference ahead of the Muller Anniversary Games in London, Thursday, July 21, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Bolt says Olympic ban for Russians should scare dopers

    LONDON (AP) — Russia’s track and field team being banned from the Olympics sends a powerful message that should scare cheats, according to Usain Bolt.

  • Russia loses appeal against Olympic ban on its track and field athletes

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia loses appeal against Olympic ban on its track and field athletes .

  • China vows zero-tolerance on doping for Olympic team

    BEIJING (AP) — Seeking to dismiss lingering doubts, a top Chinese sports official says the country has committed to a zero-tolerance stance on doping ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July, 21, 2016. Mutko says the country's athletes who are banned from competing in next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro could go to a civil court to try and overturn the ban. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

    Court set to rule on appeal by Russian track athletes

    LONDON (AP) — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it’s up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days.

  • Newspapers withdraw applications for Olympic accreditation

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s two largest newspaper groups are not sending journalists to cover the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of a dispute with broadcasting rights-holder Sky TV and the New Zealand Olympic Committee over accreditation terms they say will unfairly restrict coverage.

  • In this May 8, 2015 file photo, lab technicians work at the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD) before a visit by Brazil's sports minister in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday, June 20, 2016, it has reaccredited the LBCD, the lab that will do drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks. The anti-doping laboratory was suspended in June 2016 for "nonconformity with International Standard for Laboratories." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    WADA reinstates Rio Olympic drug-testing laboratory

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks.