• Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping

    Weightlifting became the second sport after track and field to issue blanket bans on Russian athletes. Other sports - including rowing, wrestling, modern pentathlon and sailing - have banned one or more Russians from competing in Rio de Janeiro, but not all of the country's eligible athletes. To

  • Rio security screeners fired one week before Games
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Rio security screeners fired one week before Games

    By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's government on Friday fired a private security firm hired to provide screeners for Olympic venues and replaced them with federal and state police, just one week from the opening of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Justice Minister Alexandre