Kenya is risking sanctions from the IOC after the sports minister said he had disbanded the national Olympic body and three of its senior officials were arrested and face a criminal investigation relating to alleged abuse of office during the Rio de Janeiro Games.
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.
Three officials of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) have been arrested in connection with the alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, police officials said Friday.
Two Irish Olympic executives have told Rio police that the head of their national committee, who has been arrested in a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe, was in sole charge of ticketing matters, a chief investigator said Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the ban on his country from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics as immoral and inhumane on Thursday, while six Russian athletes launched a bid to compete at next month's games as individuals.
As the youngest Olympian from U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Spc. Dan Lowe, 23, will compete in two events - air rifle and 3-position rifle - at the Rio Olympic Games. His goal for his first Olympic Game in Rio is to have a performance that he could be proud of. “Win or not, I want to walk away saying I left nothing on the table,” he said. Lowe will compete for air rifle on Aug. 8 and 3-position rifle on Aug. 14.
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Youngest of Four Olympians, Dan Lowe to compete in two rifle events in Rio
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