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Marc Leishman

Zika concerns force Marc Leishman out of Olympics

Australian golfer Marc Leishman has pulled out of this summer's Olympic Games in Rio amid concerns over the Zika virus.

Dilma Rousseff lights Olympic torch

Rio Olympics: Torch arrives in Brazil

The Olympic torch has finally arrived in Brazil -- but the burst of enthusiasm might be short-lived.

President Dilma Rousseff lit the torch at the presidential palace here while school children cheered, Air Force jets looped overhead and a group of so...

Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson, November 2015

Father-to-be Michael Phelps to skip Olympic prep meet

Michael Phelps will skip an Olympic prep meet next week in Atlanta as he awaits the birth of his first child.


NBC partners with Snapchat for Rio Olympics 'live stories'

Snapchat is going to the Olympics.

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South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms

The Rio Olympics are less than 100 days away and it seems South Korean athletes are taking no chances when it comes to the threat of contracting the Zika virus.

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

Phelps: 'I don't know if I'm an alcoholic'

Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, has a checkered and well-publicized history with alcohol and drug use.

teens sitting on Olympics sign in Rio de Janeiro

Rio 2016 Olympics: 100 days to go

With 100 days until the Summer Olympics begin, Brazil is unraveling fast -- largely overshadowing the impending arrival of sport's greatest showpiece.

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Team USA to start Olympic countdown in Times Square

Team USA and its sponsors will kick off the 100 day countdown to the August 5 Rio games with a huge event in New York City's Times Square Wednesday.

Rio Olympic bridge collapse

Rio bike path collapse kills 2, injures 3

The host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics was hit with a setback Thursday when a large portion of a multimillion-dollar seaside bike path collapsed, killing two people and injuring three others.

2016 Olympic torch lighting ceremony

Olympic torch begins journey to Rio

The Olympic torch has been lit in southern Greece, kicking off the countdown to Rio 2016.

Olympic torch lighting ceremony rehearsal

Rio Olympics torch to be lit in Ancient Olympia

On Thursday, the torch for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be lit using the rays of the sun and a concave mirror in Ancient Olympia -- the birthplace of the Games.

Adam Scott of the U.S. Open

Rio 2016: Adam Scott opts out of Olympics

It only comes around every four years -- and in the case of golf it has been missing since 1904 -- but Adam Scott has decided he is "too busy" to play in August's Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Zika, scandal loom over Brazil Olympics

With the 2016 Summer Olympics nearly three months away, the country is facing a series of unprecedented challenges.

Steve Cash

Sochi's crazy bathroom saga lives on

The bathrooms in Sochi are used to getting a lot of attention.

Chobani yogurt

Olympians missing their yogurt due to customs spat

American Olympians in Sochi are having to make do without their Greek yogurt as the 2014 Winter Olympics start thanks to a customs dispute.

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    Olympic torch lit in Greece

    The Olympic torch lighting ceremony took place Thursday in Olympia, Greece, the ancient birthplace of the games.

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