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Northwest Athletes Bring Home Bunches Of Medals From The Rio Games

Northwest News Network | Aug. 21, 2016 9:33 p.m.

Eight more Olympic medalists with ties to our region stood on the podium this weekend before Brazilian music brought the Summer Games to a close in Rio.

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An Olympic Double: Portland's Galen Rupp Attempts Marathon Sunday After 10K

Northwest News Network | Aug. 19, 2016 2:19 p.m.

Portland runner Galen Rupp will race in the men's marathon just a week after he finished fifth in the 10,000-meter run.

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Portland Runner Galen Rupp's Olympic Campaign Off To Dramatic Start

Northwest News Network | Aug. 15, 2016 7:45 a.m.

There were medals a-plenty for Northwest athletes competing at the Summer Olympics in Brazil this weekend. 

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Oregon's 1st Gold Medalist Led An Extraordinary Life

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Oregon's first gold medalist, was an incredible athlete but he also a magician, inventor and successful businessman. 

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Many Northwest Olympians To Skip Opening Ceremony In Rio

Northwest News Network | Aug. 4, 2016 6:14 p.m.

Flashy Brazilian music and dance is likely to light up your TV screen Friday night when the Olympic cauldron is lit to officially launch the Summer...

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Olympic Runner Takes To Oregon Logging Roads For Rio Prep

KLCC | Aug. 4, 2016 7 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The U.S. Olympic team includes more than 75 athletes from the northwest. One of them is Minnesota transplant Ben Blankenship.

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10 Northwest Athletes To Watch In Rio

Northwest News Network | Aug. 3, 2016 9:37 a.m.

There will be plenty of Olympic athletes with Northwest connections to cheer for when the Summer Games begin this week.

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Blazers, Special Olympics Team Up For Rip City 3-On-3 Tournament

OPB | July 27, 2016 4:17 p.m.

At Portland's annual 3-on-3 tournament, a different kind of athlete gets to shine.

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Brazilian Police Order Arrest Of Men Pleading ISIS Allegiance

AP | July 21, 2016 8:11 a.m. | Rio de Janeiro

Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes told journalists in Brasilia on Thursday that 10 had been arrested and two more were being sought.

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Track Star Alexi Pappas Heads To Rio Olympics

OPB | July 13, 2016 noon

This summer, former University of Oregon and current TrackTown USA star Alexi Pappas will lace up her running shoes for the Greek team at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Portland, Seattle Players Picked For 2016 US Olympic Women's Soccer Team

Northwest News Network | July 12, 2016 6:45 p.m.

Six players from the women's pro soccer teams in Seattle and Portland were named Tuesday to the U.S. Olympic Team for the Summer Games in Brazil.

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'I'm Going To Rio!' 28 Northwest Track Stars Make US Olympic Team

Northwest News Network | July 11, 2016 9:23 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Close to one-quarter of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team heading to Brazil next month -- 28 runners and throwers -- have Northwest connections.

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Why I Run: Eugene And Olympic Trials Are A Storied Match

OPB | July 10, 2016 2:51 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Part of why the Olympic Trials in Eugene are such a big draw is the city's passion for running. What drives the connection? We asked.

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'Ageless Wonder' Bernard Lagat Qualifies For 5th Olympic Team

Northwest News Network | July 10, 2016 1:33 p.m.

A 41-year-old distance runner nicknamed the "ageless wonder" qualified for the Olympics for a fifth time during the final weekend of the U.S. Olympic...

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'Ageless Wonder' Bernard Lagat Qualifies For US Olympic Team

Northwest News Network | July 10, 2016 9:25 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Former Washington State University track star Bernard Lagat finished first in a furious sprint to the finish of the 5,000 meters.

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First Rose Bowl, Now Olympics For Oregon Ducks' 2-Sport Standout

Northwest News Network | July 9, 2016 11:46 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

As if excelling at one sport was not enough, University of Oregon football wide receiver Devon Allen is now going to the Summer Olympics ... as a hurdler.

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'Into The Background': Securing The Olympic Trials

OPB | July 8, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Despite recent tragedies in Orlando, Istanbul and now Dallas, the security personnel at the Olympic Trials in Eugene must balance vigilance with openness.

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Sculpting Olympians: Artist Displays Work At Trials In Eugene

OPB | July 8, 2016 3:31 p.m.

Mike Leckie is back for the third time to the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, with his bas-relief sculptures inspired by Olympic athletes.  

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Hunting For Ad Space During Olympic Trials, Where Nike Is King

The Register-Guard | July 6, 2016 5:27 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Companies barred from advertising at Olympic Trials find solace with local business partnerships in Eugene.

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Kidney Transplant Survivor To Try For Olympics, Despite Zika Threat

AP | July 6, 2016 12:25 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Defending Olympic champion Aries Merritt says he'll go to Brazil if he makes Team USA, even though Zika poses a greater risk to him after a recent kidney transplant.