Sometimes, when Paula Lynn Obanana and Eva Lee travel to badminton tournaments, they book rooms in the official hotel. But not always. "A lot of times, it's too expensive," said Obanana, a former Twin Cities resident. "We just can't afford it."
The International Olympic Committee must act decisively in the wake of another stunning report about the elaborate scope of a state-sanctioned covert doping program in Russia and ban the country from the upcoming Games in Rio.
Honduras expressed interest in Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza joining its national team for the Olympics in Rio de Janiero. But days before the roster announcement, Espinoza has not received a call.
It seems fitting that Jimmy Butler will take the United Center floor for a Team USA practice on Thursday and a Friday scrimmage versus Venezuela with such high-profile teammates as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Claressa Shields won a gold medal as the most dominant fighter in London at the first Olympic women's boxing tournament. After reigning atop the amateur sport for the ensuing three years, the ferocious American middleweight was favored to win gold again in Rio de Janeiro.
Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.