Olympics

Sports

Anti-doping leaders call for ban of Russian teams

A global group of anti-doping leaders is calling for Russian teams to be excluded from international competitions while establishing a process to allow individuals from the country to compete if they can prove they have taken part in effective anti-doping programs elsewhere.

National

They’ve traded track and gridiron to seek Olympic bobsledding gold

Briauna Jones and Adrian Adams, both with North Carolina connections, are vying for spots this season on the U.S. bobsled squad that will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Jones is the newest member of the Women’s Bobsled National Team. Adams’ father, Randy Russell, was a bobsledder and suggested in 2012 that his son give it a try.

Olympics

What happens when Olympics, election, NCAA collide

Every four years the Summer Olympics and a U.S. presidential campaign coincide, providing stirring examples of grace under pressure, good sportsmanship, fierce yet respectful competition, and achievements worthy of being celebrated for years to come.

Business

Olympics a ratings winner for WRAL, bucking national trend

The local ratings for the prime time Olympics coverage broadcast over 17 nights on Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL rose 2 percent compared to the 2012 London Olympics. Not a huge increase, but those numbers stand in stark contrast to the national picture, where Nielsen data showed the prime-time audience fell 18 percent, to 25.4 million.

Rio 2016 Summer Games

Videos

Dave Barry discovers something other than fish in the ocean off Rio

Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry roams the streets and beaches of Rio de Janeiro to discover (and make sense of) all the sights and sounds surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games.
Nicole L. Cvetnic and David Eulitt / McClatchy
Dave Barry discovers something other than fish in the ocean off Rio 2:27

Dave Barry discovers something other than fish in the ocean off Rio

Raw Video: Coach K returns from Rio 1:36

Raw Video: Coach K returns from Rio

Surveillance footage from the night U.S. swimmers claimed they were robbed in Rio 3:26

Surveillance footage from the night U.S. swimmers claimed they were robbed in Rio

Rio restaurant crowd watches Bolt take the gold 1:07

Rio restaurant crowd watches Bolt take the gold