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Here’s how Ryan Lochte can win ‘Dancing With the Stars’

By Emily Yahr, Washington Post on Aug. 30, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Ryan Lochte is really competing this season on “Dancing With the Stars.”
USA's Ryan Lochte during the qualification round of the 200m medley men in the swimming event in Olympic Swimming Pool on Aug. 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Four sponsors drop Ryan Lochte after Rio incident

By Subrat Patnaik, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
“We cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for,” Speedo USA said in an email statement Monday.
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates after winning the men's marathon in the Rio Summer Olympic Games Sunday at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio tops off rocky yet rousing Games with tropical tribute

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
U.S. boxer Claressa Shields celebrates on the podium with her medals after the women's middleweight competition Sunday at the Rio Games at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Two-time boxing gold medallist hopes to inspire African-American women

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
Kevin Durant of the United States celebrates his team's gold-medal win over Serbia in the men's basketball final of the Rio Games Sunday at Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

U.S. men’s basketball team routs Serbia for third straight gold

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
American gymnast Simone Biles has been chosen to carry the US flag during the Closing Ceremonies at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Sunday.

Simone Biles selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremonies flag bearer

By Kelyn Soong, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
The Spring, Texas, resident won gold in team competition, individual all-around, vault and floor exercise and bronze in the balance beam.
Olympic athletes from Australia leave a police station after being questioned by Brazilian police late on Friday for entering the basketball arena without proper accreditation to watch a semifinal game between Australia and Serbia, an Australian team official said.

Australian athletes in Rio released by police after agreeing to fine

By Claire Watson, Reuters on Aug. 20, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
The athletes entered the basketball arena without proper accreditation, officials said.
U.S. Olympic basketball players Diana Taurasi (from left), Brittney Griner and Sue Bird walk off the court after their gold medal victory over Spain on Saturday.

US women’s basketball team wins gold against Spain

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Aug. 20, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
The U.S. extended its Olympic winning streak to a staggering 49-0.

TV, radio schedule for August 20-21, 2016

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
Tianna Bartoletta , Allyson Felix , English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun of the United States celebrate after running alone in a women's 4x100m relay heat in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio De Janeiro. The Americans were impeded during the afternoon session, appealed, and were allowed to run again.

Olympic roundup: Bolt continues sprints domination with 200 win

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 18, 2016, at 8:39 p.m.
Dave Hughes, who grew up in Maine, sails with Stu McNay on Thursday during the finals of the 470 Class (dinghy) sailing event at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Yarmouth High School graduate just misses sailing medal in Olympics

By Pete Warner on Aug. 18, 2016, at 8:37 p.m.
Dave Hughes and Stu McNay earned a fourth-place finish in the Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
Kerron Clement celebrates winning the gold medal during the men's 400-meter hurdles in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Thursday at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Americans Kerron Clement, Helen Maroulis claim gold medals

By Ava Wallace, Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2016, at 7:28 p.m.
“I knew I was going to get that gold medal, and I was sticking to that plan.”
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Ryan Lochte of USA reacts during the men's 200m Individual Medley Final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 11.

Brazil police consider charges against U.S. Olympic swimmers

By Rodrigo Viga and Jeb Blount, Reuters on Aug. 18, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about a gunpoint robbery earlier this week and was actually involved in a scuffle at a gas station, Brazilian police officials told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Christian Taylor (USA) celebrates winning the gold medal during the men's triple jump final in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Tuesday at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange in Rio de Janeiro.

‘Stars align’ for Christian Taylor to claim second Olympic gold

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 16, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
Simone Biles

Simone Biles caps Olympics by winning fourth gymnastics gold

By Liz Clarke, Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
Simone Biles had the gold wrapped up on her second tumbling pass, which included the fully extended double flip that bears her name.

Leslie Jones took on Twitter trolls — now she’s launched an outpouring of love for Gabby Douglas

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.

American sees bronze as start of US upswing

By Rick Maese, Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.

Biles beam slip crushes five-gold dream

By Pritha Sarkar, Reuters on Aug. 16, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
Vassiliy Levit (left) of Kazakhstan and Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia square off in the men’'s heavyweight final boxing bout at Riocentro on Monday during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Tishchenko won the gold medal.

Olympics roundup: Bahamian foils Felix’s bid for 400-meter gold

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 15, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.
Justin Rose of Great Britian celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday to win the gold medal during the final round of Men's Golf at Olympic Golf Course in Rio De Janeiro.

Olympics roundup: Bolt speeds to third straight 100-meter gold

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.