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This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 4:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. The silent flotilla coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Rio...
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Germany's Carolin Schaefer reacts after an attempt in the shot put of the heptathlon during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 05, 2017 - 4:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the track world championships (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. Carolin Schafer of Germany ran a fast 200 meters to move ahead of Olympic champion Nafi Thiam in the hepathlon standings after four of seven events at the world championships. Trailing Thiam for most of...
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South Africa's Luvo Manyonga makes an attempt in the men's long jump final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 05, 2017 - 3:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the track world championships (all times local): ___ 9:38 p.m. A naked man ran onto the track at the world championships and nearly reached the finish line before being tackled by security. The man ran onto the track near the starting line for the 100-meter race. He...
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This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 3:05 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists have sailed across Rio de Janeiro's bay to protest pollution in the Brazilian city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. Saturday's silent flotilla on Guanabara Bay coincides with the one-year anniversary of the...
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Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam prepares an attempt in the shot put of the heptathlon during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 05, 2017 - 2:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the track world championships (all times local): ___ 8 p.m. Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam came out on top in the shot put to extend her lead with three of the seven events completed at the world championships. After being tied for first in the high jump, the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 file photo United States' Aries Merritt competes in a men's 110m hurdles round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Merritt is back at the world championships two years after winning a bronze medal with a failing kidney. He received a new kidney thanks to a transplant from his sister and feels almost as good as in 2012 when he won Olympic gold in London and set the 110-meter hurdles world record. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
August 05, 2017 - 1:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Looking back, American hurdler Aries Merritt realizes he probably shouldn't have competed with a failing kidney at the 2015 world championships when he captured a bronze medal. "But in my heart of hearts, I thought that was my last championships," Merritt said. He's back. Even more,...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Casey Wasserman chairman of Los Angeles 2024, answers questions during a news conference after the presentation of Los Angeles 2024 Candidate City Briefing for International Olympic Committee (IOC) Members, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's ability to fund its athletes and sports organizations through those 2028 Games. Sorting out the agreement is one of the biggest hurdles to clear before the IOC meets the week of Sept. 11 in Lima, Peru, to approve Paris to host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles for 2028.(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
August 05, 2017 - 12:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone. Sometime over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's...
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August 05, 2017 - 11:33 am
LONDON (AP) — About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone. Sometime over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's...
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Poland's Malwina Kopron makes an attempt in the women's hammer throw qualification during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 05, 2017 - 6:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the track world championships (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. In the hammer throw, look for Anita Wlodarczyk. The Olympic champion from Poland needed only one throw to beat the automatic qualifying mark of 71.50 meters, tossing the hammer 74.61. Teammate Joanna...
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Tony Granato speaks during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. USA Hockey announced that Wisconsin's Tony Granato will coach the U.S. men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first Winter Games without NHL players since 1994. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 04, 2017 - 4:56 pm
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Tony Granato was honored to get a call, offering him a chance to coach the U.S. men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first without NHL players since 1994. When the Wisconsin coach heard and read some of the players he may lead in South Korea, he got even more fired up...
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