BC-AP Olympic Digest

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Egyptian-Israeli politics intrude on Olympics

OLY–JUD-EGYPTIAN JUDOKA DISRESPECT — In a serious breach of judo etiquette with political overtones, an Egyptian judoka refused to bow or shake the hand of his Israeli opponent after his loss. Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed by the crowd. Judo players always make such gestures as a sign of respect in the Japanese martial art. By Maria Chang. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.

Simone Manuel: swimming’s barrier breaker


RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Manuel always loved the water. When she was 18 months old, she dove into the tub fully clothed to play with her brother. Now, she’s the first African-American woman to win a swimming gold. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

Without his wife, a bittersweet Olympics for Monty Williams

OLY–BKO-WILLIAMS’ BITTERSWEET OLYMPICS — It was about this point of the Olympics that Ingrid Williams planned to join her husband, U.S. men’s basketball assistant coach Monty Williams. The couple would spend time together before the start of the school year for their five children. But Ingrid Williams died in February at 44, and now he goes it alone in Rio. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 950 words, photos.




Violence, stray bullets rattle some athletes, visitors

OLY–RIO SECURITY — Stray bullets flying at venues, muggings, suspicious packages, a shattered bus window and an Olympic security officer shot dead in a favela. All of which has unnerved some Olympic visitors and athletes in Rio even as Brazilians take it all in stride and say the crime-ridden streets of the city seem more secure. By Joshua Goodman and Peter Prengaman. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 6 p.m.

Phelps, Ledecky chase more gold in pool

OLY–SWM-SWIMMING — Michael Phelps goes for his fifth gold medal of the Rio Olympics in the 100-meter butterfly, while Katie Ledecky is a huge favorite to wrap up her games with a fourth gold in the 800 freestyle. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Finals start 9 p.m.

Track begins, and a world record falls

OLY–ATH-TRACK AND FIELD — Track and field begins, with a world record by Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana in the women’s 10,000. Medals also are up for grabs in the men’s 20K race walk and women’s shot put. Qualifying for the women’s 100 meters also starts. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Night session starts 8:30 p.m.

Taking nothing for granted: U.S. men’s basketball team plays Serbia

OLY–BKO-US-SERBIA — Pushed hard by Australia in its previous game, the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team looks to move to 4-0 in pool play when it plays Serbia. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.

For U.S. gymnastics, it’s all about the system

OLY-GYM_THE SYSTEM — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and the rest of the “Final Five’s” Olympic triumphs aren’t just the result of their inherent talent, but productive relationships with their coaches and the semi-centralized system national team coordinator Martha Karolyi put in place. A system that will live on long after her retirement. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.




Rival Korean athletes show mutual respect

OLY–KOREAS-WARM GESTURES — Despite a continuing nuclear standoff and virtually no interactions between each other politically, some North and South Koreans are making an exception — among their Olympic athletes. A selfie last month by a North and South Korean gymnast was described by IOC President Thomas Bach as a “great gesture.” By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 900 words, photos.

In quest for world class US table tennis, college the enemy

OLY–TTN-COLLEGE VS TABLE TENNIS — To succeed in a sport that demands obsessive practice but provides little financial support, young American table tennis talents usually have to give up their education. Many end up eventually choosing college, which puts the Americans perpetually in the hole against China and other state-funded powers. By Foster Klug. SENT: 700 words, photos.




OLY–BOX-WOMEN BEGIN — Four years after the first Olympic women’s boxing tournament injected passion into a plodding sport, all three gold medalists are returning in Rio. Just as professional women’s MMA rapidly became vital to that sport’s image, amateur boxing realizes its female competition is likely its most important asset. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 8 p.m.

Same actors, new set: Britain again seeks three golds in one day

OLY–ATH-SUPER SATURDAY — Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford won gold medals within an hour of each other at the 2012 London Games, creating one of the biggest roars in Olympic history. By luck or planning, all three will be competing for gold during the same session again at the Rio de Janeiro Games. By Raf Casert. SENT: 550 words, photos.




First swimmer fails drug test in Rio

OLY–SWM-CHINA-DOPING — China: Swimmer Chen Xinyi, who barely missed a bronze medal, tests positive for diuretic. SENT: 400 words, photos.

Crimean swimmer aims for gold after turbulent times

OLY–SWM-CRIMEAN SWIMMER — Andriy Hovorov’s life took an unexpected turn two years ago when Russia annexed his home of Crimea. Now the swimmer eyes gold in Rio. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 400 words, photos.




OGLF206 — Henrik Stenson of Sweden hits from 11th tee during second round of golf.

OSWM340 — Simone Manuel of U.S. cries after capturing 100-meter freestyle.

OROW240 — Britain’s Helen Glover, Heather Stanning celebrate rowing gold medal.

OATH188 — Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot wins silver medal in women’s 10,000 meters.

OWEI313 — Finland’s Milko Olavi Tokola exalts at 85kg weightlifting.




— OLYMPICS RDP — Daily roundup of key events, story lines. By Arnie Stapleton. Begins 4 p.m. and updated through night play

— RIO OLYMPICS-THE LATEST — Real-time updates, photos from every venue. Begins 6 a.m. and through final event.

— RIO OLYMPICS-WHAT TO WATCH — Daily story lines, moments. To be sent 3 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

— RIO OLYMPICS-MEDAL COUNT — Who’s ahead in medal race, nation by nation.

— ARMCHAIR OLYMPICS — Daily look at NBC’s Olympic coverage. By Television Writer David Bauder. To be sent by 3 a.m.




Actor Matthew McConaughey is making the rounds in Rio. … Traffic alert: Taxi strike could affect Olympic Park. See Inside the Games , the AP’s behind-the-scenes look at the Olympics.




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