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The latest on Zika and the Olympics

All eyes are on Rio and its Zika-carrying mosquitoes as the countdown to the 2016 Olympics continues.

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Former NFL RB Jahvid Best tries for Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is attempting to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as a sprinter.

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Feds investigate alleged Russian doping

The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating allegations of widespread doping by Russian athletes, a U.S. law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.

The probe is more than a year old, meaning it predates media reports from November 2015 that a...

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31 possible Rio Olympians failed drug tests

Thirty-one athletes hoping to compete at August's Olympics tested positive for banned substances at the 2008 Beijing Games and could now be ruled out of Rio, the International Olympic Committee says.

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Rio Olympics won't help Brazil clear economic hurdles

The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro won't give Brazil the boost it needs, according to a new report by Moody's Investor Service.

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Russian doping: Kremlin attacks 'defector'

The Kremlin has dismissed allegations of doping at the Sochi 2014 Olympics Games as "defamation by a defector."

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Yes, the Olympics will (likely) still happen

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are slated to start in August, but there are rumblings of concern about civil unrest, and the threat of the Zika virus still looms large.

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French prosecutors probe $2M Tokyo Olympic payments

French prosecutors are investigating payments made by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid committee to a Singapore-based company.

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Brazil moves on to 3rd sports minister since March

Brazil shuffled its sports leadership team again Thursday, just 85 days before the games arrive in Rio de Janeiro.

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Canadian professor: Olympics must move due to Zika

With the Zika outbreak widening in Brazil, a leading Canadian public health professor says the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to prevent "a foreseeable global catastrophe."


Former Brazilian soccer star: Don't come to the Olympics

With the Olympics set to begin in less than three months in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's most successful soccer players has a surprisingly ominous message for international visitors: Stay away.

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New Russian Olympic doping claims arise

It could prove to be the final nail in Russia's Rio Olympic coffin: the World Anti-Doping Agency is to investigate claims that four Russian gold medalists at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi used steroids.

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is a dad

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is the proud father of a baby boy.

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Olympian sells ad space on his arm for $21,800

What's a 9-inch square of ad space worth? If it's on the body of an Olympian, as much as $21,800.

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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.

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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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