They are four fighting brothers, each proudly bearing a version of their father's name. They strategize and train and compete together out of their Maryland gym, relentlessly applying teamwork to a profoundly individual sport.
For two years, the steady stream of bad news has flowed out of Rio de Janeiro like raw sewage into Guanabara Bay. This isn’t the first Olympics to take things to the wire, and there’s always enough last-minute intervention to get things on track – even in 2004 in Greece, which was way behind schedule, not to mention on its way to the kind of financial problems Brazil faces now.
If the United States can secure a third gold medal under Mike Krzyzewski, this Olympics will complete the task the Duke coach set out to accomplish when he took over as coach of USA Basketball in 2006. His final job is passing the torch, so to speak, to ensure this era of American success lasts beyond his involvement.
Soldiers are on the streets in Rio de Janeiro, while the navy patrols Copacabana beach. But European attacks show that so-called lone wolves are tough to monitor and catch. And Brazil is new to the threat of terror.
Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.
China issued a safety warning Friday to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.
China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.
Jimmy Butler spun a basketball on his finger. He joked around with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving during a brief 1-on-1 exchange. He smiled as some of the NBA's biggest stars lobbed some playful barbs in his direction.
Video: St. Augustine’s University track coach George Williams is working as a personal coach for four Olympic athletes who will participate in the 2016 Games in Rio next month. Williams works with athletes Roxroy Cato, Burkheart Ellis Jr.,Jeffery Gibson and Tia-Adana Belle at the St. Augustine’s track on on Monday, July 25, 2016 at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C.
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