More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at the Rio Olympics to U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters to be shipped to games organizers, who will replace them due to flaking, black spots and other damage.
Tucked into the more than $257 million the USOC spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed to give the United States a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday _ possibly in Los Angeles in 2024.
Megan Blunk, part of the USA wheelchair basketball team that won gold in the 2016 Paralympics, went to the White House on Thursday, calling it “a crazy good feeling” to shake hands and chat with President Barack Obama.
The International Paralympic Committee said Bahman Golbarnezhad crashed about 10:40 a.m. local time on a mountainous stretch of the road cycling course and suffered cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital.
Benton City wheelchair track athlete Chelsea McClammer is 4-for-4 in medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. McClammer took the silver Thursday in the women’s 5,000 meters-T53/54 and helped the U.S. to a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay-T53/54.
A Brazilian school in Ipanema was transformed into a villa with rooftop barbecues, stunning views and lots of chill space inside for Team USA and Olympic family members when they want to relax on off days.
Kevin G. Hall McClatchy DC
A tour of the Team USA house in Rio
Gold medalist long jumper Brittney Reese hopes to retain title in Rio