• World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov competes in the Russian Cup athletics competition in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A day before a sports court rules on Russia's appeal against the ban on its track and field team from the Olympics, star Russian athletes at a meet near Moscow pondered how they will react if they are banned from Rio Olympics. Sergei Shubenkov says he'll drown his sorrows. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian athletes await key ruling on Olympic track ban

    ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) — Long jumper Ekaterina Koneva says she’ll cry. World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov says he’ll drown his sorrows.

  • 2 Russian weightlifters banned for doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian weightlifters have been banned for doping in a further hit to the credibility of both Russian sport and weightlifting ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • In this May 20, 2016 file photo, Olympic tickets are displayed during an event at the Rio 2016 headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Non-Brazilians who bought Olympic tickets early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees. In a last-minute push to boost slow ticket sales, Rio organizers recently opened up their local ticket website to the entire world. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Olympic tickets: Prices could drop for non-Brazilian buyers

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sports fans living outside Brazil who bought tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees.

  • Russian stars who could miss the Rio Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it is exploring the legal options for a possible ban of the entire Russian team from next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the country’s repeated doping scandals. Russia finished fourth in the gold medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and third in the overall medal table. Its absence in Rio would shake up both tables. Here are five Russian stars who could miss out:

  • The sun rises behind the Christ the Redeemer statue, above the Guanabara bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. With the Olympics set to start on Aug. 5, the games and the city have been overshadowed by security threats, violence, the Zika virus and a national political corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Poll: Many Brazilians think Olympic Games cause more harm

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A new poll says nearly two out of three Brazilians believe that hosting the Summer Games will cause the country more harm than good.

  • In this July 28, 2012, file photo, Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 victory over Alejandro Falla of Colombia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The "Big 4" of men's tennis is enthusastic about the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, unlike their counterparts in golf. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Federer in 109-athlete Swiss team for Rio Olympics

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland is sending 109 athletes to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with the aim of winning at least five medals.

  • A mannequin dressed in a Russian Olympic National team uniform on a display, with a reflection of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee meets Tuesday by teleconference to rule on what action to take against Russia for the mass doping program confirmed by the world anti-doping agency on Monday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Summer sports seek ‘individual’ not blanket ban on Russians

    LONDON (AP) — With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn’t know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers.