• IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics July 24, 2016
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation to the relevant sports federations. The IOC's announcement follows the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) call for a Rio ban in response to the independent […]
  • Russia's Mutko says grateful for IOC decision against blanket Olympics ban July 24, 2016
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday he was grateful to the International Olympic Committee for not imposing a blanket ban on Russia competing at the Rio Olympics. Mutko said he hoped the majority international sports federations would now support the rights of Russian sportspeople hoping to compete at the Games […]
  • Turkey ruling, opposition parties to rally together after coup July 24, 2016
    By Gareth Jones ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, were set to rally together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country. In another demonstration of unity after the coup, which was staged by […]
  • Australia team won't move into 'unfinished' Athletes Village July 24, 2016
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Australian athletes will not move into their rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems are fixed, with the troubled South American games opening in under two weeks.
  • Tim Kaine wows crowds on day one as Clinton running mate July 24, 2016
    Tim Kaine made a big splash in his first appearance as Hillary Clinton's running mate for the White House, savaging Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas as dangerous and wowing a Miami crowd with fluent Spanish. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, won many a cheer and laugh and frequent applause as […]