• Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro
    The Associated Press43 minutes ago

    Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

    A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal. Team members left on a charter flight from Moscow's Sheremetevo airport to Brazil, a day after an emotional farewell ceremony with

  • Reuters48 minutes ago

    IOC passed buck by not issuing blanket ban - Redmond

    By Tony Jimenez COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Olympic chiefs were guilty of "passing the buck" when they elected not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes for next month's Rio Games, says former world 4x400 metres relay champion Derek Redmond. The International Olympic Committee