RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local, 1 hour ahead of EDT):

7:20 p.m.

The U.S. team made the most of its second chance to qualify for the women’s 4x100-meter relay final, recording the fastest time of the day in a solo re-run before the night session began.

The Americans dropped the baton during the morning preliminaries and appeared to be out of contention.

But track officials upheld the U.S. protest because Allyson Felix was jostled as she tried to hand the baton over to English Gardner.

Because relay finals must be limited to eight teams, the Americans were called back to run all by themselves, in the same order and in the same lane.

Their goal was to beat the time of 42.70 seconds run by China. They posted a time of 41.77, almost a second faster than the target and narrowly in front of Jamaica, the fastest of the automatic qualifiers in 41.79.

Their time marked the second-fastest 4x100 in the world this season. The fastest time this year was Germany’s 41.62 in July.

7 p.m.

Two American swimmers have given testimony to Brazilian authorities after Ryan Lochte and some of the athletes claimed they were victims of an armed robbery.

Upon leaving a police station in the upscale neighborhood of Leblon on Thursday, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger walked through a crowd of dozens of journalists and onlookers.

The swimmers did not answer questions. A few people in the crowd shouted at them, calling them “liars” and “shameful.”  

It was not immediately clear if Jimmy Feigen, who spoke to police on Sunday, was going to provide give another statement. Lochte’s father has said Lochte is back in the United States.

Police have said the teammates were not robbed after a night of partying in Rio de Janeiro as they had claimed.


6:35 p.m.

Sue Bird won’t play for the U.S. women’s basketball team against France.

The American point guard sprained her right knee capsule in the win over Japan in the quarterfinals. The fact that it was only a sprain and not a tear was a relief to Bird, who told The Associated Press she heard a “pop” when the injury occurred. She had 30 assists and just three turnovers in the first six games.

Of the four Olympics Bird has competed in, this was only the second game she has not played in. She also didn’t compete in the semifinal matchup of the 2004 Athens Games when the U.S. beat Russia 66-62. That wasn’t because of injury.

She’s started every game at the point for the U.S. over the past three Olympics. She was wearing a blue sweatsuit while the team warmed up.

Seimone Augustus took her place in the starting lineup as the Americans tried to reach a sixth consecutive gold medal game. The U.S. has won 47 consecutive games at the Olympics.


6:35 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Argentina won its first field hockey gold medal when Belgium was beaten 4r-2 in a gripping men’s final.

Argentine fans, more used to their women’s success after four straight Olympic medals, came in droves to make the Olympic Hockey Stadium seem like it was in Buenos Aires. Los Leones, the Lions, made their trip and support worthwhile.

Belgium scored first and quickly through Tanguy Cosyns but Argentina was 2-1 up before the end of the first quarter thanks to captain Pedro Ibarra and Ignacio Ortiz. Gonzalo Peillat’s 11th penalty corner goal of the competition made it 3-1 into halftime.

Belgium brought the tension back with a Gauthier Boccard goal, and a quarter left. The Belgians peppered the Argentine goal but goalie Juan Vivaldi was supreme, and Agustin Mazzilli scored into an empty net in the last seconds to cap the men’s team’s greatest achievement.

Belgium, also in its first final, earned silver for its first medal since a bronze on debut at its 1920 Antwerp Games.


6:20 p.m.

Ryan Lochte’s old reality show is returning to television for a marathon airing after the swimmer’s troubles in Rio.

Esquire Network plans to re-air all eight episodes of “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” on Friday night. The show originally aired on Esquire’s sister network E! Entertainment in April 2013 after Lochte’s stellar performance at the 2012 London Olympics.

The short-lived series covered Lochte’s daily life, including training sessions, dating and his interest in fashion design.


6:20 p.m.

Serbia is headed to the Olympic men’s water polo final for the first time.

Filip Filipovic, Andrija Prlainovic and Slobodan Nikic scored two goals apiece, and Serbia shut down Italy for a 10-8 victory in the Rio semifinals on Thursday. The world champions scored the first six goals of the game, and Italy never recovered from its early scoring drought.

It was sweet revenge for Serbia after it lost to Italy in the semifinals of the 2012 London Games.

Next up for Serbia is Croatia, which advanced with a 12-8 victory against Montenegro. The countries also met in the world championship final last year, with Serbia winning 11-4 in Russia.

Serbia won bronze in each of the last two Olympics.


6:20 p.m.

Britain’s defending Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has made it to the finals of the women’s 57-kilogram competition at the Rio Olympics and will fight for another gold medal on Thursday evening.

Jones defeated Sweden’s Nikita Glasnovic in the semifinal after scoring first and then landing some head kicks to keep her in front. Jones bowed to the crowd afterward, acknowledging the pockets of British fans in the crowd. Jones will face her longtime rival, second-seeded Eva Calvo Gomez of Spain in the final.

In the men’s 68-kilogram division, Russia’s Alexey Denisenko and Jordan’s Ahmad Abughaush will fight for the gold medal after both pulled off upsets of some of the category’s favored fighters.

Denisenko took out defending champion Servet Tazegul of Turkey while Abughaush defeated second-seeded Dae-Hoon Lee of South Korea and Olympic champion Joel Bonilla Gonzalez, who won the men’s 58-kilogram category in London before moving up a division.


5:55 p.m.

Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira says the claim by American swimmer Ryan Lochte that he was robbed in Rio, which police dispute, hurt Brazil’s image.

Pereira told Brazilian news outlet Globo on Thursday that the story had “worldwide repercussions” and characterized the situation as “sad.” He says the claims “denigrated the image of our country, of the Olympics in our house.”

  Police say claims that Lochte and three other swimmers were robbed early Sunday were not true. Police say the men, after a night of partying, broke a bathroom door, a soap dispenser and a mirror at a gas station and were confronted by armed security guards.

Police say the Americans were not harmed and were allowed to leave the gas station before police could arrive.


5:50 p.m.

Two Australian swimmers have been disciplined by their country’s Olympic committee for failing to return to the athletes village or tell team officials where they were during a night out in Copacabana.

Emma McKeon and Josh Palmer won’t be allowed to participate in the closing ceremony Sunday and must remain in the athletes village between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. They also can only travel to events in official Olympic transport.

The punishment was handed out by Australian Olympic Committee Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller.

Swimming Australia said Thursday it supports the AOC’s decision. Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren says McKeon and Palmer conducted themselves professionally during the games and the punishment relates to the athletes’ safety.

McKeon won four medals in Rio — gold, two silvers and bronze. Palmer finished 30th in the 100-meter breaststroke.


5:45 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Helen Maroulis of the United States defeated Japan’s Saori Yoshida 4-1 in the 53-kilogram freestyle final to win the first-ever gold medal for an American women’s wrestler.

Maroulis celebrated Thursday’s win by running around the mat in a circle and holding the United States flag with both hands while it was draped over her back.

Yoshida was a 16-time world champion who was going for her fourth gold. She hadn’t lost in a major tournament in years, but she had been less dominant in recent tournaments. Maroulis was on a two-year win streak of her own.

Yoshida was trying to become the second woman to ever win four Olympic gold medals in a single event across four Summer Games, and the second wrestler to win four Olympic golds. Yoshida’s teammate, Kaori Icho, accomplished the feats Wednesday by winning the 58 kilogram gold.


5:35 p.m.

A Chinese swimmer and Brazilian road cyclist have been disqualified from the Olympics after failing doping tests.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport issued final verdicts Thursday in the cases of swimmer Chen Xinyi and cyclist Kleber Ramos.

The 18-year-old Chen, who finished fourth in the 100-meter butterfly, had previously accepted a “provisional suspension” after testing positive for a diuretic. She pulled out of her final event, the 50-meter freestyle.

After a hearing was held in the case, the court said she had been formally disqualified and her fourth-place result annulled. The international swimming federation, FINA, was asked to consider any further sanctions.

Ramos, meanwhile, tested positive for the blood-booster EPO in a pre-games test on July 31. He had accepted a provisional suspension “on a voluntary basis” and did not request a hearing.

The court said he has now been disqualified and kicked out of the games. His case was referred to the international cycling body, which could impose a two-year ban.

Ramos competed in the men’s Olympic road race on Aug. 6 but failed to finish.


5:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Fifteen-year-old Ren Qian has captured another diving gold medal for China at the Rio Olympics.

The youngster turned in five brilliant dives in the women’s 10-meter platform to hold off her 17-year-old teammate, Si Yajie. Ren finished with 439.25 points, while Si was next at 419.40.

Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito grabbed the bronze at 389.20.

China has now won six of seven diving events, with only the men’s platform remaining.


5:30 p.m.

Two-time BMX gold medalist Maris Strombergs has raced in his last Summer Olympics.

The cyclist from Latvia barely missed the cut in a crash-filled quarterfinal round in Rio on Thursday, knocking him out of the Games.

Strombergs’ coach Ivo Lakucs says Strombergs had decided before the Olympics that this would be it. Lakucs says the disappointing result on Thursday wouldn’t change Strombergs’ mind.

There was some confusion after the heats with Strombergs initially thinking he had advanced to the semifinals.

While other riders have praised the Rio course, Strombergs has been critical. He says the first straightaway was too narrow for racing. Strombergs also says the wind was a big factor Thursday.


5:25 p.m.

A top Brazil police official has called on Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers to apologize after some of the athletes claimed they were victims of an armed robbery.

Civil Police Chief Fernando Veloso says the four men became rowdy while at a gas station early Sunday after a night of partying. He says they were inebriated, and broke down the door of a bathroom, a soap dispenser and a mirror.

Veloso told a Thursday news conference that “no robbery was committed against these athletes. They were not victims of the crimes they claimed.” He said there was confusion because people at the gas station didn’t speak English and the athletes didn’t speak Portuguese.

Lochte had said he was with the other swimmers when they were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday in a taxi by men with a police badge as they returned to the athletes village from a party.

Veloso says the four should apologize because “Rio residents saw the name of their city sullied.”


5:10 p.m.

Alba Torrens and Astou Ndour each scored 14 points as Spain defeated Serbia 68-54 Thursday and assured its first Olympic medal ever advancing to the women’s basketball final.

Spain will play for the gold medal Saturday, but being guaranteed at least the silver sparked a postgame celebration. Spain, which missed the 2012 Olympics, will play either the U.S. or France. In group play, Spain lost by 40 to the heavily favored Americans.

The Spaniards were barely able to contain their excitement as the final minutes ticked off the clock, dancing and hugging before running onto the court to celebrate. They posed for group photos after the buzzer; about the only thing they didn’t do was cut down the nets.

Spain had Serbia frustrated most the game. Late in the third quarter Sonja Petrovic’s pass went off a teammate’s hands out of bounds. Petrovic kicked the Rio 2016 boxes bordering the court along the baseline — smashing one into pieces.


5 p.m.

UPSET ALERT: The top two men’s seeds at the Rio Olympics taekwondo competition have been knocked out of the fight for a gold medal.

Turkey’s defending Olympic taekwondo champion Servet Tazegul was beaten 19-6 by Russia’s Alexey Denisenko in their quarterfinal on Thursday afternoon in the men’s 68-kilogram division.

Tazegul cruised through his first fight of the morning, with a steady stream of spinning kicks that overwhelmed his opponent. But against Denisenko, the strategy was too risky; almost every time Tazegul tried to spin, Denisenko used an effective counter-attack.

Second-seeded Dae-Hoon Lee of South Korea went out shortly afterward, in a closely fought battle with Jordan’s Ahmad Abughaush. Abughaush scored early and never relinquished the lead. Lee smiled and raised Abughaush’s arm in victory after the result was announced.

Both Tazegul and Lee might have the chance to fight in the repechage competition for a bronze medal Thursday evening.


5 p.m.

The French women’s handball team has secured its first ever Olympic medal after beating the Netherlands 24-23 in the semifinals Thursday.

Overwhelming crowd support and the presence of Dutch King Willem-Alexander couldn’t lift the Netherlands, who spent most of the game narrowly behind.

A nail-biting finish saw a big save from French goalkeeper Laura Glauser as her team tried to hold on for the win on a Dutch power-play. On the final whistle, the French team embraced on court and jumped up and down in front of their fans.

Laura van der Heijden was the top scorer for the Dutch with eight goals, while Allison Pineau led France with seven. The tournament’s joint top-scorer Alexandra Lacrabere had six.

The French will play either Russia or Olympic champion Norway in Saturday’s final.

1:10 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Alistair Brownlee of Britain wins gold again in men's triathlon, finishing in 1:45:01, as brother Jonathan Brownlee finishes six seconds behind for silver. Henri Schoeman of South Africa wins bronze with a 1:45:43 finish.

Wildwood Crest's Joe Maloy was the top American finisher in 23rd place in a time of 1:48.30.


1:05 p.m.

Olympic and world champion Ashton Eaton has a 115-point lead over world championship silver medalist Damian Warner after seven events in the decathlon.

Eaton earned 777 points and ranked eighth in the discus throw with a best mark of 45.49 meters. He even had time during the event to celebrate with Kerron Clement after his U.S. teammate won gold in the 400-meter hurdles.

Eaton, who set the world record at 9,045 points in winning at the world championships last year, has 6,398 points with the pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters still to come on Thursday.

Kevin Mayer of France is 187 points behind in third spot and Kai Kazmirek of Germany slipped.


1 p.m.

The U.S. team that will get a second chance to enter the 4x100 meters final late Thursday will have to rely on the same sprinters who competed in the morning session.

The track and field governing body says the team will use the "same athletes, same order, same lane." This time though, there will be no one around to bump them.

During the team's first try Thursday morning, Allyson Felix was obstructed by a Brazilian runner as she tried to hand over the baton to third-runner English Gardner, and dropped it in the process.

The U.S. team successfully protested and was granted a solo rerun. It has to beat a time of 42.70 seconds, belonging to the slowest qualifier, China, to get into Friday's final.

The U.S. team set the world record of 40.82 at the 2012 London Games.


12:40 p.m.

The United States was given an extra shot to qualify for the final of the 4x100 after the team successfully protested that Allyson Felix had been bumped just ahead of a botched handover.

The IAAF said the U.S. team would be allowed to run on their own in the evening session at 8 p.m. and try to qualify on time.


12:35 p.m.

A male weightlifter from Kyrgyzstan has become the first athlete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be stripped of a medal after a positive doping test.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Izzat Artykov tested positive for strychnine after winning the bronze medal in the 69-kilogram division.

The court says he has been stripped of the medal and kicked out of the games.

CAS referred the case to the international weightlifting federation for possible further sanctions against Artykov, who could face a two-year ban from the sport.

Luis Javier Mosquera of Colombia is in line to be upgraded from fourth place to the bronze medal.


12:35 p.m.

Two-time world champion Kerron Clement finally has an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles.

The 30-year-old American won the world titles in 2007 and '09, sandwiched around his Olympic silver medal in Beijing, but hadn't been back on the podium of a major championship until winning Thursday's final in a season-best 47.73 seconds.

Boniface Mucheru Tumuti took silver for Kenya, 0.05 behind, and Turkey's Cuban-born Yasmani Copello, the European champion, won bronze in 47.92.

Javier Culson, the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist from Puerto Rico, was disqualified for a false-start.

Four of the finishers produced national-record times, including Tumuti and Copello.


12:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Two-time world champion Kerron Clement of the United States has won the Olympic title in the men's 400-meter hurdles, winning a fast final in 47.73 seconds.

Boniface Mucheru Tumuti took silver for Kenya, 0.05 behind, and Turkey's Cuban-born Yasmani Copello, the European champion, won bronze in 47.92.

Four of the finishers crossed in national-record times.


12:25 p.m.

Si Yajie of China has topped another round of Olympic diving in the women's 10-meter platform.

The 17-year-old totaled 389.30 points over five dives in the semifinal round Thursday, not far off her leading score in the preliminaries.

The scores don't carry over to the afternoon final, but Si will have the favorable last spot in the order after establishing herself as the clear favorite to win China's sixth gold in seven diving events at Rio.

Jessica Parratto of the United States posted the second-highest score at 367.00, followed by 15-year-old Ren Qian of China with 362.40.

The top 12 moved on the final. Parratto's teammate, Katrina Young, finished 13th.

12:17 p.m.

A Brazilian police official is telling The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe.

He said that around 6 a.m. on Sunday, Lochte, along with fellow swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, stopped at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio where many Olympic venues are located. One of the swimmers tried to open the door of an outside bathroom. It was locked.

The official says a few of the swimmers then pushed on the door and broke it. A security guard appeared and confronted them.

The official says the guard was armed with a pistol, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers.

According to the official, the gas station manager then arrived. Using a customer to translate, the manager asked the swimmers to pay for the broken door. The official says after a discussion, they did pay him an unknown amount of money and left.

Police plan an afternoon news briefing on the incident. A message seeking comment was left with Lochte's attorney.

12.15 p.m.

The United States is seeking to be reinstated into the final of the 4x100 meters, claiming that Allyson Felix was bumped by a rival runner just ahead of a botched handover.

The U.S. team crossed the line well behind all other teams in their relay after Felix picked up the baton and handed it over to English Gardner. Replays showed how Felix lost balance just before the handover.

"I got bumped coming into the exchange zone and it completely threw me off balance," said Felix. "I tried to hold it together to get to English. Maybe if I had one more step I could've, but I was falling."


12:05 p.m.

Tyson Gay helped the U.S. men qualify fastest for the final of the men's 4x100-meter relay, only minutes after the American women's team dropped the baton in the heats.

The former 100- and 200-meter world champion was part of the American team that placed second at the London Games but was stripped of the medal because of his doping violation.

The Americans — with Justin Gatlin sitting out the heats — got the baton around in 37.65. Japan won the second heat in an Asian record 37.68 to qualify second fastest, shaving 0.14 off the regional mark China had set in the first heat.

Usain Bolt didn't run in the heats, but his Jamaican teammates qualified by placing second to Japan.


UPSET ALERT: The United States is out of the 4x100-meter relay following a botched handover between Allyson Felix and English Gardner.


11:45 a.m.

The United States is out of the women's 4x100-meter relays following a botched handover between Allyson Felix and English Gardner on the far side of the track.

Felix seemed to stumble as she entered the exchange zone and could not catch third runner Gardner, flipping the baton in desperation. It hit the ground as Gardner and Felix crashed into each other. Gardner held her head in desperation as Felix went to pick up the baton and hand it over.

The U.S. team did finish the race as last. At the same time Jamaica easily won their first heat. The Dutch team was also out.


11.25 a.m.

The Olympics are over for Dafne Schippens and she has herself to blame because of a botched handover during the women's 4x100 meter relay.

Second in the Dutch relay chain, she first went too early to take the baton and then had to slow down to stay within the handover zone, losing costly time.

Even though she ran fast, it was all too late and the Dutch finished only sixth in their heat, not enough to qualify.

Schippers came into the championships as 200 world champion and 100 silver medalist counting to do at least as well in Rio.

She disappointed with a fifth place in the 100, and said she had a groin strain to blame. She picked up silver behind Elaine Thompson of Jamaica Wednesday and was hoping for at least a place in the final.


11:20 a.m.

Who says journalists have to ask the questions?

The post-race news conference for the men's 1,000 meters kayak double turned into a chit-chat between the medalists about everything from race strategy to the color of the boats.

When the moderator opened up the floor for questions, Australia's Ken Wallace took the microphone, with a question for the German gold medalists.

"How did you go so fast in the third 250 meters?" said Wallace, who got bronze in the event with Lachlan Tame. "You blew us away."

"We know you have a great finish so we tried to escape," replied German paddler Marcus Gross.

"By the way it's a nice pink boat they have," Wallace said of the Germans.

"It's cool," said Gross, asking the Australians which color they would prefer if they could choose.

"I think a red one would be nice," Wallace said.

As the conversation continued, the six medalists realized that all of them except Tame would race the next day in the four-man 1,000 meters kayak event.

"Have a beer for us," Wallace told his team mate.


11.15 a.m.

Brazil shot putter Darlan Romani gave the sparse crowd at the Olympic Stadium something to cheer about in the early morning sun when he set a national record to qualify for the final later Thursday.

Romani threw 20.94 meters to be an automatic qualifier along with Ryan Crouser of the United States, who had the top mark of 21.59. World champion Joe Kovacs also went through as automatic qualifier with a throw 20.73.

Double world champion and London 2012 silver medalist David Storl of Germany only got through with 20.47.


10:35 a.m.

The Jamaicans are resting Usain Bolt for the first round of the Olympic 4x100 relay Thursday. He does have a 200-meter final to try and win later in the evening.

So instead, the two-time defending champions will roll out Jevaughn Minzie, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Kemar Bailey-Cole.

The Jamaican women's squad looks like this: Simone Facey, Sashalee Forbes, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.


10:20 a.m.

Women's badminton has seen a major shift in power as Carolina Marin of Spain beat Li Xuerui, the defending Olympic champion from China.

Marin on Thursday won the first game of the semifinal match 21-14 then took the second 21-16. Marin will play for gold Friday against the winner of the other semifinal, either Japan's Nozomi Okuhara or P.V. Sindhu of India.

Marin is world No. 1 but her win is significant because China had been badminton's powerhouse, sweeping all five badminton gold medals at the 2012 London Games. Li's gold was a very big part of that dominance.

Rio has seen China's best hopes regularly bounced, including Wang Yihan, the women's silver medalist in London.

China had two shots at bronze Thursday.

The women's doubles bronze medal match saw South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan beat China's Tang Yuanting and Yu Tang.

Later, in men's doubles, China's Chai Biao and Hong Wei will play for bronze against Marcus Ellis and Chris Landridge of Britain.

In Thursday's women's doubles gold medal match Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan face Denmark's Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.


10:30 a.m.

Danuta Kozak has won her second canoe sprint gold medal in the Rio Olympics.

The Hungarian was outstanding in the women's 500 meters kayak single Thursday, raising her right fist in a victory celebration after crossing the finish line almost 2 seconds clear of her closest competitors.

Emma Jorgensen of Denmark got the silver in a photo finish ahead of Lisa Carrington of New Zealand.

Kozak also won gold in the 500 meters kayak double with Gabriella Szabo.

Spain took its second gold of the flatwater canoe competition when Saul Craviotto and Cristian Toro won the men's 200 meters kayak double.

Britain's Liam Heath and Jon Schofield got the silver medal after edging Lithuanian paddlers Aurimas Lankas and Edvinas Ramanauskas by 14 hundredths of a second.


10.20 a.m.

Olympic and world champion Ashton Eaton has a 103-point lead after six events in the decathlon.

Eaton earned 1,000 points for finishing the 110-meter hurdles in 13.80 seconds to open the second day of the decathlon competition, lifting his tally to 5,621.

Damian Warner of Canada moved back into second spot by edging Eaton to win their hurdles heat in 13.58. The world championship silver medalist has 5,518 points with the discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters remaining.

Kevin Mayer of France was third, 214 behind Eaton, following a 14.02 in the hurdles. Kai Kazmirek of Germany slipped two spots to fourth, 225 off the lead.


10:15 a.m.

In perhaps the most stylish opening fight of the taekwondo competition of the Rio Games so far, Turkey's defending Olympic champion in the men's 68-kilogram division, Servet Tazegul, literally spun his way into the quarterfinals on Thursday morning.

The fifth-seeded Tazegul overwhelmed Chilean fighter Ignacio Morales with a steady stream of spinning kicks, landing his first back kick within 15 seconds of the match starting. Less than a minute later, Tazegul threw a tornado kick — where the fighter spins before launching a roundhouse kick off the back leg — and then followed that up with a sweeping axe kick off his front leg.

Morales never found his rhythm and managed to score only once. The fight was suspended after the second round with a score of 14-1; taekwondo matches are automatically halted when one athlete racks up a 12-point advantage.


10:15 a.m.

Three American Olympic swimmers planned to meet with Brazilian law enforcement Thursday to discuss a reported robbery targeting 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte and his teammates, a U.S. Olympic Committee official said.

USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky said Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were released by local authorities after being pulled from a flight at the Rio de Janeiro airport, with the understanding that discussions would continue amid uncertainty over what truly took place during a late outing the night Olympic swimming wrapped up at the Rio Games.

Fellow teammate Jimmy Feigen also plans to talk to officials, Sandusky said, as he navigates a judge's order that keeps him in Brazil. The order similarly called for Lochte's passport to be seized, but the star swimmer had already returned to the United States before authorities could enforce the decision.

A lawyer for Conger and Bentz said Thursday that they won't be allowed to leave Brazil until they provide testimony to investigators. The swimmers didn't speak to reporters as they left the airport, shuttled away by a black car waiting outside. They departed for an unspecified location in Brazil and had yet to testify, said attorney Sergio Viegas.


10:05 a.m.

The British Olympic team says an athlete was robbed while returning to their accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.

The British Olympic Association was responding to a Guardian report that the unnamed athlete was held up at the gunpoint after a night out in Rio. The BOA declined to say if the incident was reported to police.

In a statement, the BOA said "we can confirm there has been an incident of theft involving a Team GB athlete returning to their accommodation. All members of our delegation, including the individual concerned, are accounted for, and are safe and well."


10:10 a.m.

The U.S. announced its Olympic 4x100 relay teams for the first round and there's no Justin Gatlin.

But don't read too much into the pairings for Thursday's race — teams don't always trot out their top lineup for the preliminary round. Gatlin didn't make it out of the 200-meter semifinal the night before because of a nagging ankle injury. The final is Friday.

The men's lineup: Mike Rodgers to Christian Coleman to Tyson Gay to Jarrion Lawson.

The women's lineup: Tianna Bartoletta — fresh off her gold in the long jump — to Allyson Felix to English Gardner to Morolake Akinosun.


9:55 a.m.

Defending Olympic champion Yuri Cheban of Ukraine has won the gold medal in the men's 200 meters canoe single.

Cheban beat Valentin Demyanenko of Azerbaijan in a sprint to the finish line.

But the biggest cheers at the Lagoa stadium erupted when it was announced that Brazil's Isaquias Queiroz got the bronze in a photo finish — his second medal at the Rio Olympics.

Cheban fell out of his canoe as he pushed himself past the finish line. Queiroz also ended up in the water in the finish area.

Earlier, Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross of Germany won gold in the in the men's 1,000 meters kayak double. Serbia's Marko Tomicevic and Milenko Zoric took the silver and Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame of Australia the bronze.


8:10 a.m.

A German marathoner criticized for holding hands with her twin sister as they crossed the Rio Olympics finish line has been awarded a belated first place for a race in her home country.

Hannover marathon organizers on Thursday declared Anna Hahner the winner of the April event after Kenya's Edinah Jerotich Kwambai was penalized for using an excessive dose of asthma medication.

Hahner told The Associated Press it was a "special coincidence" she had received the news shortly after Sunday's race. German officials had accused Hahner and her sister Lisa of being unsportsmanlike in Rio, where they came in 81st and 82nd.

Hahner dismissed suggestions the twins hadn't given their all in Rio, saying "we didn't think but acted on our feelings."


7:40 a.m.

Twenty-five gold medals are waiting to be won at the Rio Olympics on Thursday, with the marque event featuring Usain Bolt in his favorite race, the 200 meter sprint.

The Jamaican superstar is aiming for his 8th gold medal.

Other top track events include the women's 800 meters and 400 meter hurdles and the men's 400 meter hurdles, the decathlon and shot put.

On the sand, two-time Olympians Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy face Brazilian favorites Alison and Bruno in the men's beach volleyball final.

Four golds each are being awarded in sailing and canoe sprint and Chinese divers are expected to go 1-2 in the women's 10-meter platform. Belgium also takes on Argentina in the men's field hockey final.

In semifinals, the U.S. women face Serbia in volleyball and France in basketball.


7:10 a.m.

The reigning king of track is back in his kingdom, lining up at Rio's Olympic Stadium for what he hopes is his 8th gold medal.

The biggest drama about Usain Bolt in the 200 meter sprint Thursday may not be whether he wins, but whether he cracks the once-thought-untouchable 19-second barrier. The Jamaican sprinter already owns both the world record at 19.19 seconds, and Olympic record at 19.30.

His challengers include Canadian Andre De Grasse and LaShawn Merritt of the United States.

In other medal events, Kerron Clement of the United States and Jamaica's Annsert Whyte compete in the 400 meter hurdles while American Ashton Eaton is leading after the first day in the men's decathlon.

South Africa's Caster Semenya runs in the women's 800 meters while American runners are seeking gold in the women's 400 hurdles. Joe Kovacs of the United States is favored in the shot put, and the women will compete in javelin.


6:35 a.m.

China's dominance at the diving pool shows no signs of waning ahead of the 10-meter platform finals.

Si Yajie and Ren Qian went 1-2 in the preliminaries Wednesday, setting themselves up to challenge Thursday for China's sixth diving gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Si scored no lower than 76.50 in any of the five rounds and posted the top score of 397.45 points. Ren was a bit off on her third dive but still claimed the second spot at 385.80.

No one else was even close. Jessica Parratto of the United States took third in the preliminaries at 346.80.

The top 18 divers tackle Thursday's semifinals but reigning world champion Kim Kuk Hyang of North Korea won't be one of them. She stunningly failed to advance, finishing 25th out of 28 divers.


3:50 a.m.

Three American swimmers are expected to give statements to Brazilian police on Thursday about how they were reportedly robbed early Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro.

A Brazilian official says the questioning will take place in Leblon, south of Rio, which is investigating the alleged robbery that targeted 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte and three teammates.

U.S. Olympic officials say Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, who were detained by Brazilian authorities Wednesday night before getting on a homebound flight, were released with the understanding they will cooperate with the police. They said a third American swimmer, James Feigan, also will speak to the police Thursday.

Lochte, who is already back in the United States, has said the four were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi by men with a police badge as they returned to the athletes village from a party after the final Rio Olympic swimming events.

— Mauricio Savarese in Rio de Janeiro.

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