on Aug. 09, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
“With the support of my family, friends, doctors and USA Luge, I recognize that my health is the No. 1 priority and strongly believe this is the best decision for me.”
By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
Yuri van Gelder, the Dutch gymnast who earned the nickname “Lord of the Rings” for his world-champion performance on that apparatus, will leave Rio de Janeiro, possibly with a new social-media driven moniker: “Lord of the Drinks.”
By Melissa Fares, Reuters on Aug. 09, 2016, at 7:28 a.m.
NEW YORK — It wasn’t just Michael Phelps’ big win on Sunday that had people talking about the U.S. swimming star. It was also the dark purple circles on his shoulders. Phelps, who won the 19th Olympic gold medal of his career on Sunday and helped the U.S. men’s team …
Rio Games Roundup
By Reuters on Aug. 08, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Lilly King of the United States won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke on Monday night, denying Russia’s Yulia Efimova who was greeted with resounding boos from the Rio de Janeiro crowd. Katie Meili of the United States took the bronze, with London …
By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 08, 2016, at 8:10 p.m.
Rio police arrest Namibian boxer for attempted sexual assault RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police have arrested a 22-year-old boxer who was the flag bearer for the Namibian national team on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a room maid in the Olympic village, the second boxer detained on such …
on Aug. 08, 2016, at 5:25 p.m.
Maine Olympian Julia Clukey is retiring from the sport of luge because of health concerns.
on Aug. 08, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
The two-time defending Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. women’s eight rowing crew, featuring Boothbay Harbor’s Elle Logan, won its first race at the 33rd Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday morning.
By Alan Baldwin, Reuters on Aug. 07, 2016, at 11:06 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Michael Phelps made all the difference as he won the 19th Olympic gold medal of his astonishing career on Sunday night and helped the U.S. men’s team to victory in the 4×100 meters freestyle relay. The 31-year-old, raising a roar from the crowd on his first …
Rio Games Roundup
By Reuters on Aug. 07, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Katie Ledecky of the United States broke her own world record on Sunday night on the way to winning the women’s 400 meters freestyle gold medal, the first stage of a rare treble she hopes to complete at the Rio Olympics. Ledecky, who had come close …
By Pritha Sarkar, Reuters on Aug. 07, 2016, at 8:22 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles showed the world why she is an Olympic champion-in-waiting as she and her American teammates blew away the opposition by almost 10 points in women’s gymnastics qualifying at the Rio Games on Sunday. The quintet of Biles, 2012 all around champion Gabby Douglas, Aly …
By Jack Stubbs, Reuters on Aug. 07, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
Their exclusion from the Rio Games is yet another blow to Russia’s reputation as a global sporting powerhouse after dozens of Russian athletes were barred from Olympic competition for doping offences.
By Ernie Clark on Aug. 07, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Elle Logan of Boothbay Harbor has the chance to make some individual history and become the first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals in rowing.
By Adam Minter, Bloomberg View on Aug. 07, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
Few countries have China’s attachment to sport as a symbol of national greatness. If nothing else, standing up against cheating would be a way to enhance its status in the world.
By Reuters on Aug. 06, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday.
By Anna Driver and Malathi Nayak, Reuters on Aug. 05, 2016, at 7:40 p.m.
Viacom Inc., Netflix Inc. and Discovery Channel all say they are bracing for a hit to ad sales or subscriptions during the Games.
on Aug. 02, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE N.Y. METS at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV BOSTON at SEATTLE, 10 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB …
By Kai Pfaffenbach, Reuters on July 31, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Members of the first-ever Olympic refugee team visited Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ statue Saturday, with smiles as wide as their arms were outstretched, imitating the landmark’s open embrace as they posed for photos. A mist of light clouds softened the afternoon light, giving the athletes …
By Kai Pfaffenbach, Reuters on July 30, 2016, at 4:05 p.m.
The team of six men and four women is made up of five athletes from South Sudan, two from Syria, two from Democratic Republic of Congo and one from Ethiopia.
By Max Bearak, The Washington Post on July 28, 2016, at 3:07 p.m.
Protests have continued to roil the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, with the opening ceremony just over a week away. On Wednesday night, government employees angry over delayed salary payments took to the streets in Angra dos Reis, a city near Rio de Janeiro, and confronted the procession carrying …
By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters on July 24, 2016, at 5:13 p.m.
The International Olympic Committee has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month’s Rio Olympics over the nation’s doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations. The IOC’s decision on Sunday, less than two …