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Latest news and medal count from the 2016 Rio Olympics

The latest news, medal counts, schedule, photos and videos from the 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games.



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In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, a health workers stands in the Sambadrome spraying insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

WHO: No Olympics-related Zika cases so far

- The Washington Times

There have been no confirmed reports of Zika infection among people who attended the Olympic Games, the World Health Organization said Friday, saying the good news to date justifies their decision not to interfere with the event in hard-hit Brazil.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. national women's soccer team. (Associated Press)

Hope Solo suspended from U.S. women's soccer team

- The Washington Times

Longtime star goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. national women's soccer team for calling the Swedish team "cowards" after the Swedes eliminated the U.S. from the Olympics. The suspension, which also involved a termination of her contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation, was promptly lamented by Ms. Solo and denounced as sexist by the team players' union, which vowed an appeal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 during a reception for the Russia's Olympics team. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) ** FILE **

Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

- Associated Press

Sport's highest court on Tuesday upheld a decision by the International Paralympic Committee to exclude the sports superpower. It was a step the IOC declined to take when it had the chance last month.

Sponsors dump Ryan Lochte as clash reports emerge

- Associated Press

Even as the corporate advertisers were abandoning the swimming star, new evidence surfaced complicating the picture of what happened at the now-famous confrontation involving four American swimmers at a Brazilian gas station.

In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrate after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, but challenges remain, especially when it comes to finances and generating enthusiasm among home audiences. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

- Associated Press

For the Olympics, it's so-long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, although challenges remain, especially when it comes to finances and generating enthusiasm among home audiences.

United States' Kyle Frederick Snyder reacts after defeating Georgia's Elizbar Odikadze during the men's 97-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Kyle Snyder becomes youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion

- Associated Press

Snyder, the youngest wrestling world champion in U.S. history, is now the sport's youngest Olympic champion in U.S. history. The 20year-old Snyder beat Khetag Goziumov of Azerbaijan 2-1 for gold at 97 kilograms during the men's freestyle tournament.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell celebrate winning gold in the men's 4 x 100-meter relay final, during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Usain Bolt nabs ninth gold as Jamaica wins 4x100 relay

- Associated Press

Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics -- and likely the Olympics altogether -- Friday night with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4x100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a never-a-doubt runway, helping Jamaica cross the line in 37.27.

In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, United States James Feigen smiles during a swimming training session prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Feigen was one of four American Olympic swimmers in connection to a story of being held at gunpoint and robbed several hours after the last Olympic swimming races ended. That claim began to unravel when police said that investigators could not find evidence to substantiate it. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

U.S. swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger leave Rio; James Feigen to pay $10K

- Associated Press

Two American Olympic swimmers were on their way home Friday after being pulled off a plane a day earlier to testify about an alleged robbery at the Rio Olympics that Brazilian police said was made up. The lawyer for a third U.S. swimmer said he would make a $10,800 payment and leave Brazil later in the day.

Usain Bolt from Jamaica, second left, crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final ahead of second placed Canada's Andre De Grasse, right, and third placed France's Christophe Lemaitre, left, during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Usain Bolt takes Olympic 200 meters but comes short of record

- Associated Press

The Jamaican superstar romped in what he says is his last Olympic 200-meter race Thursday night, but finished in 19.78 seconds, more than a half-second short of his own world record - the one he said he really wanted to break.

United States' Diana Taurasi celebrates a score against France during a women's semifinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

U.S. beats France, advances to women's basketball final

- Associated Press

With the starting point guard sidelined with a knee injury, the Americans were out of sorts for a half before finally getting it together to pull away from France in an 86-67 win in the semifinals Thursday night.

United States' Kim Hill reacts after losing a women's semifinal volleyball match against Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

No. 1 U.S. to play for bronze in volleyball after falling to Serbia

- Associated Press

Serbia's players cried in triumph after the biggest win in their program's history, reaching the Rio de Janeiro championship and guaranteeing the country's first women's volleyball medal after a 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13 victory against the top-ranked Americans.

English Gardner and Allyson Felix, right, from the United States drop the baton in a women's 4x100-meter relay heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bobble leads to a rerun on another crazy day for U.S. relays

- Associated Press

Race officials upheld an American protest due to the jostling in Thursday morning's preliminary heat, but because relay finals must be limited to eight teams, the American runners will be called back to the track Thursday evening to run all by themselves, in the same order and in the same lane.

United States' Kayla Banwarth, left, and Rachael Adams celebrate during a women's quarterfinal volleyball match against Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Olympic starter Rachael Adams has made huge strides in past year

- Associated Press

Not chosen as one of the four American middle blockers for the World Cup in Japan, Adams knew she was out of the Olympic mix at that moment. Yet she also realized she had a supportive coach in Karch Kiraly who would not give up on her if she changed, if she committed to finding consistency in her game.

United States' Kawika Shoji (7), celebrates with teammates Matthew Anderson (1), David Lee (4), and William Reid Priddy (8) after defeating Poland in a men's quarterfinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

U.S. men's volleyball reaches Rio semis with 4th straight win

- Associated Press

The fifth-ranked Americans topped second-ranked Poland 25-23, 25-22 25-20 on Wednesday, building serious momentum at Maracanazinho arena after dropping their initial two matches to Canada and Italy.

United States' Evan Jager competes in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Evan Jager earns 1st U.S. Olympic medal in steeplechase since 1984

- Associated Press

The 27-year-old from Algonquin, Illinois, ran a strong tactical race to earn a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing one second behind Kenyan winner Conseslus Kipruto's Olympic record time of 8 minutes, 3.28 seconds.

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after his side's first goal during a semifinal match of the men's Olympic football tournament against Honduras at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016. Neymar scored just 15 seconds into the game as Brazil took an early lead over Honduras. It was the fastest goal ever scored in the men's Olympic tournament.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Neymar scores early, leads Brazil to Olympic soccer final

- Associated Press

The Barcelona striker scored 15 seconds into the game and converted a penalty kick in second-half injury time Wednesday to lead Brazil over Honduras 6-0 in the semifinals of the men's tournament.

United States' Sue Bird sits on the bench after a fall during a women's quarterfinal round basketball game against Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

U.S. women's basketball captain Sue Bird has knee sprain

- Associated Press

Bird wasn't at practice on Wednesday and is listed as day-to-day. She has little time to recover before the U.S. faces France in the women's basketball semifinals on Thursday night.

Canada's Andre De Grasse, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Bahrain's Salem Eid Yaqoob and United States' Ameer Webb, from left, compete in a men's 200-meter semifinal during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A challenge for Usain Bolt, gold for Jamaica, sweep for U.S. in track

- Associated Press

A wild day began with the Jamaican star smiling, then wagging his finger at a brash up-and-comer in the 200-meter semifinals. And it closed with an American sweep of the hurdles to put the cherry on top of a seven-medal day for the United States on the track.

FILE - In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committee speaks during a news conference on the eve of the opening of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Rio de Janeiro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Hickey accused of scalping tickets for the Summer Games. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

Irish Olympic executive arrested in ticket scheme

- Associated Press

A senior Olympic executive from Ireland was arrested and taken to the hospital Wednesday after police raided his beachfront hotel as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt competes in a men's 200-meter heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

In a breeze, Usain Bolt starts pursuit of 200-meter title

- Associated Press

If Wednesday's semifinals go as expected, Bolt will be lining up for gold medal No. 8 on Thursday night, where the biggest drama may not be whether he wins, but whether he cracks the once-thought-untouchable 19-second barrier.

United States' Nicholas Lucena digs against Brazil during a men's beach volleyball quarterfinal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Brazil knocks U.S. men out of Olympic beach volleyball

- Associated Press

When Beijing gold medalist Phil Dalhausser teamed up with Nick Lucena less than one year ago for a longshot run at the Olympics, it was more out of friendship -- and a lack of alternatives -- than anything else.

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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, ORG Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie (8) prepares for the ceremonial puck drop with Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, and Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty (67) before an NHL hockey game in Boston. The NHL is making a major push in China beginning with its first two preseason games between the Vancouver and Los Angeles Kings in Shanghai and Beijing this week. The NHL also has an influential partner on the ground in Zhou Yunjie, the billionaire founder of a Chinese drinks packaging company who has devoted significant time and resources to building the game he fell in love with as a youth in Beijing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games

- Associated Press

As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, speaks during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team,told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017,  hopes to open a congressional investigation of Nuzman, who headed last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Romario seeks senate probe into Rio Olympic organizer Nuzman

- Associated Press

Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team, hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed the local organizing committee of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.