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  • By STEPHEN WILSON

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Some Russian track and field athletes could be competing under their own flag at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after all.

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  • By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two construction workers chatted while applying white grout to the walls of a new subway tunnel one recent day, their voices and the smells of the building materials stark reminders of what was missing: passengers and trains.

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  • By FRANCES D'EMILIO

ROME (AP) — An anti-establishment party founded by a comic has triumphed in Italian mayoral runoff elections, trouncing Premier Matteo Renzi's candidates in Rome and another key city and turning its sights Monday toward its next goal — national power.

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  • By NATALIYA VASILYEVA

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — After two days of meetings with top European officials and international executives, Russian President Vladimir Putin sounded reconciliatory in a round-table with international media Friday, saying Russia is ready to work with whoever is elected the new U.S. president and offering only a mild condemnation of the IAAF's decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from competing in the upcoming Olympics.

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  • By NESHA STARCEVIC and STEPHEN WILSON

VIENNA (AP) — Russia's track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated "from the top down" and tainted the entire team.

  • Por Kendal Blust Para La Estrella de Tucsón

Ex clavadista mexicano y coah de la UA, Omar Ojeda estuvo varias veces a punto de competir en Juegos Olímpicos. Ahora va como entrenador.

Oct. 18, 2009: Tucson’s Lacey Nymeyer named NCAA Woman of the Year

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TOKYO (AP) — The embattled governor of Tokyo submitted his resignation Wednesday over a mounting political funds scandal, Japanese media reported.

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  • By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG

GENEVA (AP) — There is "a very low risk" that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will accelerate the spread of the Zika virus around the globe, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

  • Arizona Daily Star

Amphitheater High School graduate, 24, was an alternate in 2012. 

Oct. 16, 1969: George Young Becomes first UA athlete to win an Olympic medal

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's new health minister went on the offensive Friday in a bid to dispel worries about the country's Zika outbreak, which has cast a pall over the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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  • By NATALIYA VASILYEVA

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on Thursday denied allegations in a German documentary that he intervened to conceal a soccer player's positive drug test, dismissing the report as "laughable" and "implausible."

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Across the sewage-filled waters from Rio de Janeiro, its sister city is expanding its basic sanitation network. By contrast, Rio not only won'…

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  • By MARIA CHENG

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's chief says she has convened an expert committee to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should proceed as planned, following recent concerns raised about the threat of the Zika virus.

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  • By Kendal Blust For the Arizona Daily Star

Ojeda lost out on one dream, now chases another.

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