Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Who Brought Olympics to Brazil, Convicted of Bribery

Carlos Arthur Nuzman was found guilty after a trial that featured claims of rigged votes, gold bars and at least $2 million in payoffs to top sports officials.

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How to Channel Your Inner Olympic Coach

Here are a few tips to help motivate those around you to persevere and succeed.

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Simone Manuel Falters in the Olympic Swimming Race That Made Her

After failing to qualify for the 100-meter freestyle in Tokyo, she has one last chance to make the U.S. team. It’s a stunning setback for a star of the Rio Olympics who spoke of mental and physical fatigue.

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After the Nassar Scandal, Gymnastics Coaches Try a New Tone

Changes in the sport, which is still struggling to recover from a sexual abuse scandal, were evident at a championship event in Texas.

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Antidepressants Almost Cost This Olympian Her Career

Brenda Martinez, one of the top track and field athletes in the United States, inadvertently tested positive for a banned substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

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Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Drug Testing Is a Struggle

The pandemic slowed worldwide drug testing to a crawl. The process has resumed, but the problems that led to poor testing ahead of the 2016 Games have not gone away.

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Simone Biles Leaves Nike for a Sponsor That Focuses on Women

As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.

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Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

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Gwen Berry: I Raised My Fist in Protest. The Olympics Punished Me.

The I.O.C. is on the wrong side of history, again.

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Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health

In “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.

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Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Recalls Emotional Abuse Under Coach Haney

Laurie Hernandez won medals at the 2016 Games. But she said her love of the sport was tainted under training with Maggie Haney, who is now suspended by the sport’s American federation.

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Olympic Marathon Trials: Men Halfway There

The best of the best in the U.S. are fighting for six slots on the Olympic team over 26.2 miles in the biggest trials field ever.

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