Published July 16, 2012
| Associated Press
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LONDON — Athletes, officials and media from all over the world are pouring into Heathrow Airport for the Olympics, the first wave of a record number of passengers expected to pass through Europe's largest airport for the games that begin July 27. By Danica Kirka. Sent.
LONDON — IOC President Jacques Rogge praises British organizers for acting quickly to bring in thousands of extra troops to guard the Olympics and says the heavy security at the games will "definitely not spoil the fun." By Stephen Wilson. Sent.
LONDON — Eight years later, the IOC is investigating suspected positive doping tests from the Athens Olympics that could lead to drug cheats being sanctioned retroactively. IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist tells The Associated Press that up to five suspicious results have been uncovered during retesting of samples from the 2004 Games. By Stephen Wilson. Sent.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. men's basketball team tunes up for the Olympics with an exhibition game against Brazil and its NBA front line of Nene, Anderson Varejao and Tiago Splitter. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. Game starts 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. women's basketball team caps off a weekend of Olympic training in Washington when the squad takes on Brazil. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. Game starts 5:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — The E! Entertainment network didn't have to look hard to find a Kardashian connection for its upcoming Olympics coverage. "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" family patriarch Bruce Jenner, the 1976 decathlon gold medalist, will head to London to be part of the E! team later this month. By David Bauder. Sent.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Gunmen abduct the president of the Libyan Olympic Committee in the nation's capital, grabbing him from his car and bundling him into a waiting vehicle, his brother says. By Esam Mohamed. Sent.
— BEIJING — OLY--China-Olympic Uniforms. China assails U.S. as "hypocritical" for raging about made-in-China uniforms. Sent.
— LONDON — OLY--Britain Medals. U.S. study predicts Britain will easily beat its goal of winning at least 48 medals. Sent.
— OSLO, Norway — OLY--CYC-Hushovd Out. Norwegian cyclist Thor Hushovd, a 2010 world champion, to miss Olympics because of illness. Sent.
— FORT CARSON, Colo. — OLY--Soldier-Olympians. Eleven Army coaches, athletes headed to Olympics. Sent.