• Volunteers stand near a set of Olympic Rings at Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — All of Russia’s weightlifters were banned from the Rio Olympics on Friday for doping for what the international federation called “extremely shocking” results that brought the sport into “disrepute.”

  • Tomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, greets athletes in the dining hall after moving into the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 28, 2016. (Ivan Alvarado/Pool Photo via AP)

    The Latest: 3-time Olympic canoeing champ Kovacs retires

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):

  • Evanston graduate headed to Summer Olympics for Team Nigeria

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A woman who ran high school track in Evanston is headed to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she will represent her parents’ native Nigeria.

  • In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, Brazil's Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes points to the screen of a body scanner, during an inspection of safety procedures for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, at the International Airport in Brasilia, Brazil. Moraes surprised many last week by saying the chances of a terror attack at the games were “next to zero” and that the bigger concern is street crime. Just a day later, the federal police overseen by Moraes arrested 10 Brazilians allegedly belonging to an amateur cell that had professed allegiance to ISIS over the internet.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

    BEIJING (AP) — China issued a safety warning Friday to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

  • Natalya Aksyonova makes an attempt in the women's high jump during the Russian Stars 2016 track and field competitions in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Aksyonova is among the more than 100 athletes who have been barred from competing in the Rio Olympic Games by international sports federations under sanctions which most Russian athletes consider unfair. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Russia says taekwondo team approved for Rio Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says its taekwondo team has been approved to compete at the Rio Olympics against the backdrop of the country’s doping scandal.

  • China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

    BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

  • In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo, Clayton County International Park, formerly known as Atlanta Beach, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games beach volleyball events, stands in Jonesboro, Ga., Located south of the city, this venue was site of the first Olympic beach volleyball tournament. It was renamed Clayton County International Park and is now used for concerts, surrounded by a water park, athletics fields and bike trails. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta’s Olympic venues meet varying fates since 1996

    ATLANTA (AP) — Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city’s landscape, while others quickly faded away.

  • 5 new sports move closer to approval for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — Five sports, including surfing and skateboarding, moved a step closer to being included in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being described as “a dynamic and exciting” package by the IOC.

  • In this Jan. 22, 2016, photo, South Korean International Olympic Committee member Moon Dae-sung leaves the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Moon has been suspended as a member of the IOC over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis. (Jeon Shin/Newsis via AP)

    IOC suspends South Korea’s Moon over plagiarism allegations

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Moon Dae-sung has been suspended as a member of the International Olympic Committee over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis.

  • Craig Sager to skip Rio Olympics to fight leukemia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Sager’s fight with leukemia will prevent the basketball sideline reporter form covering the Rio Olympics for NBC.