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BRASILIA, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of United States is seen before playing against Sweden during the Women’s Football Quarterfinal match at Mane Garrincha Stadium on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 12, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Celso Junior/Getty Images)

US Soccer embarrasses nation by suspending national embarrassment Solo

Are we really sure we want to commit to following soccer, America?Because the people running our best team seem to have lost the plot in suspending goalie Hope Solo for comments critical of Sweden following an Olympic quarterfinals loss.Did Solo open herself up to criticism for sounding off? Sure.Did she ...

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Every British Olympian had the same red bag; baggage claim chaos ensues

Some athletes who represented their countries during the Rio Olympics left Brazil after they finished their events, and other stayed until the closing ceremony. A number of athletes stayed in the country for days after the games ended. >> Read more trending stories   Among those was Team Great Britain, ...

Apple s new Night Shift setting allows users to change the temperature of your screen at sunset to assume a warmer, more yellow color. (Photo courtesy Apple/TNS)

Tokyo Olympics organizers have unique idea for sourcing future medals

In just four short years, athletes from around the world will head to Japan to compete again to win summer Olympic medals.But you might already be holding one of those medals in your hands as you read this.Confused?Nikkei Asian Review reports the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics plan to “mine” ...

Demand for Simone Biles selfies reportedly delays Rio Olympics closing ceremony

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles became quite a star during the 2016 Rio Olympic games – so much so that the closing ceremony was reportedly delayed because so many people wanted to take selfies with her. >> Click here to watch the news report The gymnast, who won four gold medals and ...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Athletes mingle and party during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Rio Olympics weren't the disaster we expected — for the most part

It's safe to say the performances of the thousands of athletes who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro covered up most of the issues the weary city encountered during the games. After the closing ceremony Sunday night, critics who were sure the games would buckle under ...

MESA, AZ - APRIL 25: Ryan Lochte competes in the Men’s 200m Freestyle a-final during day two of the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 25, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

First major sponsor backs away from disgraced US swimmer Ryan Lochte

If you were wondering if Ryan Lochte’s ill-fated night out in Rio and boneheaded decision to make up a story about it would cost him financially, it has.RELATED: More than Lochte’s hair was fake in RioMonday morning Speedo announced it has ended its sponsorship relationship with Lochte, the U.S. swimmer ...

Ethiopian Olympic marathoner might have put his life in danger with protest gesture

Like many other Olympic athletes in the past, Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa made a gesture Sunday night when he crossed the finish line in Rio. But simply making the sign with his arms could have cost the silver medalist his freedom or even his life if he returns home. He told ...

How Olympian Caster Semenya's medical condition became a controversy

Caster Semenya has become the unwilling face of an issue plaguing the Olympics.  >> Watch the video from Newsy The South African runner won the gold medal in the women's 800-meter final, beating the next-closest runner by more than a second.  But she reportedly has a condition called hyperandrogenism, which ...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Kyle Frederick Snyder of the United States celebrates after winning gold over Khetag Goziumov (not pictured) of Azerbaijan in the Men’s Freestyle 97kg on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ohio State wrestler wins Olympic gold

Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder made history Sunday at the Olympics.The 20-year-old Snyder scored a 2-1 victory over Khetag Gazyumov of Azerbaijan in the freestyle finals at 97kg (213 pounds) to become the youngest Olympic champion in USA Wrestling history. became USA Wrestling’s youngest ever world champion in 2015 at ...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Fireworks explode near the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Photos: Closing ceremonies at the Rio Olympics

The closing ceremony at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Wesley Korir of Kenya, Galen Rupp of the United States, Jackson Kiprop of Uganda and Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda compete during the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sambodromo on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Photos: Rio Olympics day 16

Day 16 of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Al Roker blasts Ryan Lochte: 'He lied!'

Al Roker lit into U.S. swim team member Ryan Lochte during an on-air discussion with colleagues Natalie Morales and Billy Bush. “He lied. He lied to you (Bush), he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom, he left his teammates hanging and he skedaddled,” Roker said. “He lied!” Lochte fell on his verbal sword during an interview with Lauer that ...

What Ryan Lochte said about the Rio robbery

After an investigation launched regarding allegations that American swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint by civilians posing as police officers, Lochte has spoken out again. "I'm taking full responsibility," Lochte said Saturday during an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer. "I over-exaggerated that story. If I ...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Ryan Lochte: 'I let my team down'

U.S. Swim Team member Ryan Lochte fell on his verbal sword during an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer that started airing over the weekend.  The full interview airs during Monday’s "Today" show. "I'm taking full responsibility," Lochte said. "I over-exaggerated that story. If I hadn't done that we wouldn't be in this mess. None of ...

2016 Summer Olympics: Here's the schedule of events for Sunday

It’s been two weeks of ups and downs in Rio, surprises vs. what was expected and, in at least one case, the police were involved. Today, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, which has been a successful one for the United States, is coming to an end. The closing ceremony for ...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Ainhoa Murua of Spain (34) and Laura Lindemann of Germany (47) leave the water during the Women's Triathlon on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Fort Copacabana on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Photos: Rio Olympics day 15

Images from day 15 of the 2016 Olympic games.

Matt Lauer’s interview with Ryan Lochte starts airing tonight

Matt Lauer has interviewed Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte following the days long "robbery" tale from Rio that wound up getting his teammates detained and one fined. The interview will air Monday during the "Today" show, with some segments airing during NBC’s Olympics coverage and news broadcasts starting tonight. >> Read more trending stories ...

2016 Summer Olympics: Here's the schedule of events for Saturday

The American men's 1x400-meter relay team was disqualified Friday night after making an illegal baton transfer in the race in which it appeared they had taken a bronze medal.  The team from Jamaica -- with Usain Bolt running the last leg of the race -- took gold. Bolt said it was ...

In this image made from video, American Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger walk in the departure area after checking into their flight at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Brazilian police have said Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were not robbed, and instead vandalized a gas station bathroom. Lochte had said earlier this week they were held up at gunpoint after a night of partying. (AP Photo)

US swim team member Gunnar Bentz releases statement on Rio

U.S. swim team member and University of Georgia junior Gunnar Bentz, who was detained by Rio authorities amid their investigation into a robbery claim that turned out to be fiction, was able to leave Brazil after meeting with police. He arrived in Atlanta today and has released a lengthy statement. “I ...

De Graff native J.J. Greene and 20 friends made the trip to Rio for the 2016 Olympics. Greene, who made multiple trips the country since college, said safety fears were overblown. &nbsp; Contributing photo/J.J. Greene

Miami Valley native says Olympic fears overblown

One reason Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte’s tale about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio blew up was how believable it seemed The threat of crime and violence was a major theme of pre-Olympics coverage, so news of Lochte’s incident initially arrived with a certain sense of inevitability. (Worth noting: ...

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