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    Officials scrambling to clear Russian Olympians for Rio

    In a last-minute effort to declare which Russians are eligible to attend the Olympics in Rio, the governing bodies of two dozen sports have been scrambling to clear eligible competitors with the start of the Games just days away.


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Biggest Olympic scandals of all time

With Russian track and field athletes losing their appeal Thursday to compete in the Rio Games amid allegations of a culture of state-sponsored doping, take a look at some other controversial and shocking moments in Olympic history.

Muhammad Ali with torch at 1996 Olympics

Famous Olympic torchbearers

With the Olympic torch making its way toward Rio and Tuesday marking the 20th anniversary of Muhammad Ali's famous cauldron lighting to open the Atlanta Games, take a look at some of the famous names who have carried the torch over the years.

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Top all-time Olympics medal winners

With the Rio Games nearly here, take a look at which athletes rank among the most winningest Olympic athletes of all time.

Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, 1998 Winter Olympics

Winter Olympic medalists: Where are they now?

The history of the Winter Olympics is filled with names you'll likely remember. But what are those medal winners from games gone by up to these days? Click on to find out where some of your favorite Winter Olympians are today.

Tug of war at the 1904 Olympics

Forgotten Olympic sports

Since the first modern Olympics in 1896, new events have come and gone. Check out just some of the sports that once were part of the Olympics.

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