Olympic News


The Band Perry get an Olympic honor


"Live Forever" will be the official song of Team USA.


Venues ready, but many challenges remain for Rio Games


With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the nation famous for doing things at the last minute faces a novel situation: The venues are ready, but the host does not appear to be.


Golf’s Olympic inclusion questioned after high-profile no shows


After a 112-year absence golf was brought back for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee eager to tap into new markets and win new viewers.

April 21, 2016

Rio Games countdown starts with Olympia torch lighting


The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organizers hoping it will shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil.

April 20, 2016

Australia’s Scott opts out of Olympics to focus on PGA Tour


Australian world number seven Adam Scott has confirmed he will skip the Rio Olympics in August, the 2013 Masters champion citing scheduling conflicts as the main reason for opting out of golf's return to the Games after a 112-year absence.