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Is Brazil ready for the 2016 Games?

In just one week, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro as the Olympic Games arrive in South America for the first time.

The buildup to Rio 2016 has been beset by political, economic and health crises, while doping has cast a shadow over spo...

Russian weightlifter Ruslan Albegov, 2013 worlds

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Russian weightlifters banned from Rio

All Russian weightlifters have been banned from the Rio Olympics due to the doping scandal enveloping the country.

Sergey Shubenkov, 2015 world championships

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Banned Russian athletes get their own games

Russian athletes banned from competing at the 2016 Olympic Games took part in an alternative competition in Moscow on the same day the national team left for Rio.

Craig Sager, October 2015

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Craig Sager to skip Rio Olympics to fight leukemia

Craig Sager had hoped August would find him in Rio covering his fifth Olympics, but he will instead miss the Games to continue his fight against cancer.

Indian Olympic wrestler Sakshi Malik training

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India's female wrestlers break gender taboos

In India, a woman becoming a professional wrestler is rare enough. But three Olympian wrestlers all from the same area of Haryana -- widely considered India's most patriarchal state -- and two of them related? That's unheard of.

Yuliya Stepanova, 2016 Euro championships

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Whistleblowers: Russia's doping culture won't change

The whistleblowers whose evidence was key to revealing the extent of Russian state-backed doping say the International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban the entire team sends a signal to the sporting superpower can simply carry on as before.

Yuliya Rusanova Stepanova, 2012 Worlds

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Doping whistleblower hits back over Rio snub

One of the key whistleblowers in exposing state-run doping in Russia has warned Olympic bosses they risk scaring others from coming forward by banning her from Rio 2016.

Yuliya Stepanova, who along with her husband Vitaly gave evidence that led to the...

Russian and Olympic flags

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Officials scrambling to clear Russian Olympians for Rio

In a last-minute effort to declare which Russians are eligible to attend the Olympics in Rio, the governing bodies of two dozen sports have been scrambling to clear eligible competitors with the start of the Games just days away.

Over 100 Russian ath...

Paula Radcliffe

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Paula Radcliffe: Doping will taint the Olympics

More than half the planet tuned in to watch the last Olympics in London in 2012, with as many as 3.6 billion people apparently turning on their TV sets.

Roger Federer, July 4, 2016

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Roger Federer to miss Rio Olympics

Roger Federer has revealed he will miss next month's Rio Olympics -- and the rest of this season -- in order to extend his tennis career.

The 34-year-old had hoped to represent Switzerland and win his first singles gold medal, but has taken medical ad...

New park in Rio

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Rio Olympics bring beautification projects

In downtown Rio de Janeiro, two men are spraying graffiti on an industrial building in the middle of the day. They aren't trying to deface the city, but instead beautify it as part of the official preparation for the Olympics.

2014 Olympics medal count

COUNTRY
G
S
B
TOTAL
Russia
13
11
9
33
United States
9
7
12
28
Norway
11
5
10
26
Canada
10
10
5
25
Netherlands
8
7
9
24
Germany
8
6
5
19
Austria
4
8
5
17
France
4
4
7
15
Sweden
2
7
6
15
Switzerland
6
3
2
11
China
3
4
2
9
South Korea
3
3
2
8
Czech Republic
2
4
2
8
Slovenia
2
2
4
8
Japan
1
4
3
8
Italy
0
2
6
8
Belarus
5
0
1
6
Poland
4
1
1
6
Finland
1
3
1
5
Great Britain
1
1
2
4
Latvia
0
2
2
4
Australia
0
2
1
3
Ukraine
1
0
1
2
Slovakia
1
0
0
1
Croatia
0
1
0
1
Kazakhstan
0
0
1
1
Medal count will be updated at the conclusion of each day's medal events.
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