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Living with depression as an Olympic gold medalist
Imagine that swimming is what you've loved for more than 15 years, but whenever you dive into the pool, you feel like a disappointment, unmotivated to go forward. The feeling is almost destructive. That was what was going on in Allison Schmitt's mind during training after the 2012 London Olympic Games.
359 points by CNN | Summer Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics 2012 Summer Olympics Michael Phelps Olympic Games Ancient Olympic Games London Olympics 2004 Summer Olympics
Lydia Murphy-Stephans wants to lead Pac-12 Networks into the digital future
As a young producer for the legendary ABC anthology show “Wide World of Sports,” Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans learned all about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Today the onetime Olympic speed skater (she was on the U.S. team in 1984) plays in a far more complex...
20 points by Los Angeles Times | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games United States Ancient Olympic Games Olympic sports Winter Olympic Games Speed skating Dish Network
‘Attack on Russian sport will continue’ – ROC head Zhukov
The head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Aleksandr Zhukov, has said that Russia should prepare for an attack on its sport and athletes that will continue up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read Full Article at RT.com
27 points by Russia Today | Olympic Games World Anti-Doping Agency International Olympic Committee Summer Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics Athens Winter Olympic Games Russia
IOC will cooperate with Brazilian Olympic ticket probe
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC says it will cooperate with Brazilian authorities in the ticket scalping investigation targeting one of its executive board members. Patrick Hickey, president of Ireland's national Olympic committee, was among 10 people charged by Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday with ticket scalping, conspiracy and ambush marketing ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Olympic Games Switzerland France International Olympic Committee International Paralympic Committee Germany Lausanne Rio de Janeiro
Denver LB Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver's season opener against Carolina ...
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Former Kaepernick teammate takes knee during anthem
DENVER — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver’s season opener against Carolina. Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem during San Francisco’s preseason games , explaining it was to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United...
69 points by New York Post | The Star-Spangled Banner United States U.S. state Olympic Games Game North Carolina California Flag of the United States
Photos: Amy Purdy performs during 2016 Paralympics Opening Ceremony in Rio
The rave reviews for her powerful and complex dance were unanimous from broadcasters around the world. It explored the boundaries between humans and technology. Amy wore a 3-D printed dress designed by Danit Peleg, and her “dance partner” was Kuka.
5 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2014 Winter Olympics 2016 Summer Olympics Partner dance Summer Olympic Games Estádio do Maracanã Winter Olympic Games
Meet Brazil's answer to Phelps
From Iraq War vets turned triathletes to teenage sprinters battling cerebral palsy, this year's Paralympics will showcase the sporting talent and courage of more than 4,000 athletes.
5723 points by CNN | Olympic Games International Paralympic Committee Paralympic Games Disabled sports Paralympics Paralympic sports Blindness 2008 Summer Olympics
On Swimming: 10-Month Ban for Ryan Lochte After Rio Scandal Is Largely Symbolic
Lochte and three other American swimmers were punished for their roles in an alcohol-fueled international incident at the Rio Games.
6650 points by The New York Times | United States Olympic Games Michael Phelps 2008 Summer Olympics Summer Olympic Games Swimming Winter Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro
Ryan Lochte Suspended for 10 Months in Wake of Rio Robbery Scandal
Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months from all swimming competitions after making a false robbery report at the Rio Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced on Thursday. The disciplinary measures for Lochte and fellow swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and James Feigen are effective immediately. “As we have said previously, the behavior of... Read more »
64 points by Variety | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics United States Winter Olympic Games 1968 Summer Olympics Paralympic Games Chicago
Swimmer Ryan Lochte punished by US Olympic committee
US swimmer is suspended from using Olympic facilities and will miss next world championship for his part in Rio scandal.
1303 points by Al Jazeera English | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games United States 2008 Summer Olympics United States Olympic Committee Winter Olympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics United States at the Olympics
Rio kicks off day 1 of the Summer Paralympics 2016

7 points by New York Post | Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Estádio do Maracanã 2008 Summer Paralympics Brazil 2007 Pan American Games
Hope for Russia's banned athletes
It's not the competition Russia's para-athletes had been dreaming of.
48 points by CNN | Olympic Games Paralympic Games International Paralympic Committee Summer Olympic Games Ancient Olympic Games United States 2016 Summer Olympics Paralympic sports
Ryan Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses
Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics.
20 points by The Denver Post | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics United States Michael Phelps International Olympic Committee Winter Olympic Games Athens
Ryan Lochte’s ban gets worse: Loses lots of cash, too
Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics as part of the punishment for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last month’s games. The USOC gives a $25,000 bonus to Olympic gold-medal winners, and USA Swimming has awarded a $75,000 gold-medal bonus...
8 points by New York Post | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games United States 2008 Summer Olympics International Olympic Committee 1968 Summer Olympics Pierre de Coubertin Demetrius Vikelas
Ryan Lochte agrees to ban from swimming, forfeits $100,000 in bonus money
Lochte agreed to a ban that will also render him ineligible for world championships next July because he won’t be able to qualify for them at nationals the previous month.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Summer Olympic Games Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics United States Michael Phelps International Olympic Committee Winter Olympic Games Athens
Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates receive penalites for lying about Rio robbery
A day after news broke that Ryan Lochte will be suspended from swimming for 10 months, the three teammates who accompanied him on a night of partying at the Summer Olympics have received their punishment for fabricating stories of a robbery. Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen were handed...
20 points by Los Angeles Times | Olympic Games United States Summer Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics Winter Olympic Games President of the United States Olympic sports United States at the Olympics
Ryan Lochte accepts 10-month ban, will lose $100K in bonuses
Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics.
124 points by Daily News | Summer Olympic Games Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics United States Michael Phelps International Olympic Committee Winter Olympic Games Athens
Olympian Ryan Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses
Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics, part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Michael Phelps United States Ryan Lochte Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics Summer Olympic Games Ralph Lauren 2004 Summer Olympics
Guardian calls Belarusian act at Rio Paralympics ‘mutiny,’ elicits scorn from Russian FM spox
A Guardian article which criticizes the Belarusian Paralympic team for displaying the Russian flag at the opening of the Rio Paralympic Games is a display of “modern fascism,” the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
68 points by Russia Today | Olympic Games Paralympic Games Russia The Guardian International Paralympic Committee World Anti-Doping Agency Belarus Soviet Union
Lochte suspended for 10 months
US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended from his sport for 10 months as a result of his involvement in a Rio de Janeiro gas station incident during the Olympics.
868 points by CNN | Olympic Games Ralph Lauren Crime Olympics Criminal Investigation Department United States Ryan Lochte Polo Ralph Lauren
Paralympic Games poised to bring social change to Rio
The host city's disabled community is hoping being under the limelight will have a positive impact on their lives.
628 points by Al Jazeera English | Paralympic Games Disability Olympic Games 2008 Summer Paralympics 2016 Summer Olympics Paralympics World Wheelchair and Amputee Games International Paralympic Committee
Lochte, other swimmers to serve suspensions
Twelve-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte has agreed to serve a 10-month suspension due to his involvement in a gas station incident during the Rio Olympics.         
3551 points by Detroit Free Press | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games United States 2008 Summer Olympics 2016 Summer Olympics Winter Olympic Games Swimming Paralympic Games
UGA’s Gunnar Bentz suspended 4 months for Rio incident

53 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games United States Winter Olympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics 2008 Summer Olympics Olympic sports Michael Phelps
Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses
Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics, part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at ...
4 points by Las Vegas Sun | Olympic Games United States Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics Peter Ueberroth Ancient Olympic Games Olympic sports
IPC revokes Paralympic accreditation of Belarus official who carried Russian flag
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has rescinded the accreditation of a member of Team Belarus who carried a Russian flag during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read Full Article at RT.com
384 points by Russia Today | Belarus Olympic Games International Paralympic Committee Russia Paralympic Games News agency President of Belarus RIA Novosti
Ryan Lochte banned by IOC, USA swimming for 10 months
The Sports Xchange Ryan Lochte received a 10-month suspension and also will miss the swimming world championships next summer, multiple media outlets reported.
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Belarusian booted from Paralympics for carrying Russian flag
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Belarusian sports ministry employee who marched with a Russian flag in Wednesday's opening ceremony has been booted out of the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee says "the individual was quickly identified during the ceremony as a guest of the Belarus secretary general who should ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Olympic Games Alexander Lukashenko International Paralympic Committee Paralympic Games Russia Belarus Rio de Janeiro Disabled sports
Shark attack survivor to swim for gold
When Achmat Hassiem was attacked by a shark he feared his budding career as a semi-professional goalkeeper was over.
1129 points by CNN | Paralympic Games Olympic Games South Africa 2008 Summer Paralympics Special Olympics World Games International Paralympic Committee 2012 Summer Paralympics
Lorenzo Simpson still swinging to the top
When Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson stepped into the boxing ring six years ago for his first national championship fight, the emotional baggage of his murdered mentor weighed on his mind. The then 10-year-old was a year into training at Upton Boxing Center and some wondered whether he'd sustain the line...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Boxing Oscar De La Hoya Golden Gloves Manny Pacquiao Ricky Hatton Amateur boxing Olympic Games Olympic sports
Solo’s suspension a result of the sum total of her actions
U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis has emphasized that Hope Solo’s suspension stemmed from a ‘sum total of actions’ and not just comments the goalkeeper made about Sweden during the Olympics.Solo was suspended for six months and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated following the tea...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Olympic Games Football at the Summer Olympics United States United States women's national soccer team Association football FIFA World Cup United States men's national soccer team American football
‘Pure hypocrisy’: Activists in Canada protest Russian Paralympic team ban (PHOTO)
Dozens of people joined a rally in front of the World Anti-Doping Agency offices in Montreal, Canada, in support of the Russian disabled athletes banned from Rio Paralympic Games which started Wednesday Read Full Article at RT.com
705 points by Russia Today | Western world International Paralympic Committee Paralympic Games Western culture Russia Western Europe Olympic Games Disabled sports
Alternative Paralympics opens in Moscow after Rio blanket ban for Team Russia (VIDEO)
An alternative competition among Paralympians has kicked off in Moscow after the entire Russian Paralympics team was banned from participating in Rio 2016 Paralympics by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Read Full Article at RT.com
328 points by Russia Today | Olympic Games Paralympic Games International Paralympic Committee Disabled sports Paralympics Special Olympics World Games Fencing
Ryan Lochte banned for 10 months for Rio blunder – report
Disgraced US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months for fabricating robbery claims during Rio Olympics, USA Today reports. Three other swimmers face shorter bans. Read Full Article at RT.com
38 points by Russia Today | 2008 Summer Olympics Security guard Olympic Games Swimming United States Winter Olympic Games International Olympic Committee Swimming
Belarusian Paralympic team carries Russian flag in support of banned athletes (PHOTO)
Belarusian athletes carried the Russian flag during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games to express solidarity with the Russian team, which was banned from the event. The protest went ahead despite a threat of sanctions from officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
1943 points by Russia Today | United States Olympic Games World Anti-Doping Agency Paralympic Games Supreme Court of the United States International Paralympic Committee Court Appeal
4,300 athletes party into the night in Rio
Just over two weeks ago, when the Olympics drew to a close, there were concerns the Paralympic Games would even go ahead at all.
1516 points by CNN | Paralympic Games Olympic Games International Paralympic Committee Paralympics Disabled sports World Wheelchair and Amputee Games Paralympic sports Special Olympics World Games
Lochte's 10-month ban will be felt longer than you think
This suspension knocks the 32-year-old out of any serious competition until 2018.         
3627 points by Arizona Republic | 2008 Summer Olympics United States Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games International Olympic Committee 2005 World Aquatics Championships Ryan Lochte
Rapinoe stymied in bid for second national anthem protest
BOYDS, Md. (AP) — The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent."
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | The Star-Spangled Banner United States women's national soccer team Olympic Games Football at the Summer Olympics Association football Chicago Red Stars Thought 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season
Aly Raisman told Ellen she wants to return for the Tokyo Olympics
Needham native and Olympic gymnastics champion Aly Raisman hopes to return in four years for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday. Raisman wants to take a year off (as she did after the 2012 London Games), and then continue training until 2020, she told Ellen. “That’s the goal,” the 22-year-old said. “I’m really excited. I […]
334 points by The Boston Globe | Summer Olympic Games Olympic Games Ellen DeGeneres London Thought Subroutine American film actors 1964 Summer Olympics
Suspensions for Lochte, swimmers due Thursday
USOC and USA Swimming will jointly announce penalties for the Rio gas station incident.         
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Suspensions for Ryan Lochte, swimmers due Thursday
USOC and USA Swimming will jointly announce penalties for the Rio gas station incident.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Security guard Security United States Olympic Games Gun Graffiti Money Guard
Lochte, others expected to be disciplined Thursday
USOC and USA Swimming will jointly announce penalties for the Rio gas station incident.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Security guard Security United States Olympic Games Gun Money Graffiti Guard
Have Games dodged disaster?
One month ago, Rio's Maracana Stadium welcomed the world as the ribbon was cut on South America's first ever Olympic Games. Come 5.30pm local time Wednesday, it'll be the turn of the Paralympics to set the famous old venue alight.
22 points by CNN | Paralympic Games Olympic Games World Wheelchair and Amputee Games Special Olympics Paralympics 2008 Summer Paralympics International Paralympic Committee Special Olympics World Games
USA Hockey seeks stand-ins amid women’s boycott
Both sides dig in as players seek better salary, benefits with world championships on horizon        
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NHL out of Olympics without 'dramatic' change: Commissioner
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman isn't wavering in the league's stance that its players won't participate in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games unless one of the negotiating parties "proposes something dramatic and radically different" to alter the situation. Bettman was in Chicago on Friday to speak at...
3 points by Chicago Tribune | Gary Bettman Winter Olympic Games Olympic Games National Hockey League Summer Olympic Games Ice hockey International Ice Hockey Federation International Olympic Committee
‘We were lucky’: Boxer decides to fight 24 hours after witnessing Westminster murder
Boxer Frazer Clarke, who witnessed the stabbing death of a police officer during the Westminster attack, has explained why he decided to go ahead with a planned international boxing match just 24 hours later. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Police 2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Police officer Constable United Kingdom Gold medal London
Vasyl Lomachenko's father and trainer, Anatoly, paves way to success for his fighters
Anatoly Lomachenko’s philosophy is simple. There is always something new to learn from every fight. As the father-trainer of one the world’s best boxers prepares to send his son and two other Ukrainian fighters he’s coached since their amateur days to the top of an HBO-televised card in Maryland...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Manny Pacquiao Olympic Games Boxing Ancient Olympic Games Gold medal Russia Soviet Union World Boxing Association
USA Hockey begins contacting potential women’s replacements
USA Hockey is beginning to reach out to potential replacement players in case the women's national team boycotts the upcoming world championships over an ongoing wage dispute.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Associated Press United States Ice hockey Contract Executive director Olympic Games The Players Wage
Female soccer star pleads not guilty to assault
U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo entered a not-guilty plea in court Monday after police say she assaulted two relatives at a home near Seattle.
1028 points by CNN | United States women's national soccer team FIFA Women's World Cup Olympic Games Brandi Chastain FIFA World Cup Summer Olympic Games 2008 Summer Olympics Germany women's national football team
Google CEO responds to 7-year-old girl who wants a job: I'm glad you like computers and robots
The girl wants to work at Google. Also in a chocolate factory and she wants to swim in the Olympics.         
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