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West Wyoming native Charlie Karcutskie visits Rio Olympics as doctor

West Wyoming native Charlie Karcutskie visits Rio Olympics as doctor

By the time Charlie Karcutskie neared the end of his education at Wyoming Area High School, he aspired to be a doctor.Before that, he longed to have a...

September 6th, 2016 |  


West Wyoming native Charlie Karcutskie visits Rio Olympics as doctor

West Wyoming native Charlie Karcutskie visits Rio Olympics as doctor

By the time Charlie Karcutskie neared the end of his education at Wyoming Area High School, he aspired to be a doctor.Before that, he longed to have a...

September 1st, 2016 |  


The latest from the Games

The latest from the Games

For the latest news, upcoming events and medals count at the Rio Olympics, click here. Check back here for the latest information throughout the Ga...

August 17th, 2016 updated: August 17th, 2016. |  


Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

RIO DE JANEIRO — Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast.After the rushed road to Sunday night’s 100-meter final, he had to make ...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Biles’ run at Olympic history ends with bronze on the beam

Biles’ run at Olympic history ends with bronze on the beam

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam — her firs...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Upset over Nadal puts del Potro in tennis final vs. Murray

Upset over Nadal puts del Potro in tennis final vs. Murray

RIO DE JANEIRO — Juan Martin del Potro ended Rafael Nadal’s bid for an unprecedented second Olympic singles gold medal in a thrill-a-minut...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Coxswain’s rallying cry spurs US women’s eight to more gold

Coxswain’s rallying cry spurs US women’s eight to more gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — The U.S. boat was in third place halfway through the race when coxswain Katelin Snyder shouted the magic words: “This is ...

August 13th, 2016 |  


The latest from the Games

The latest from the Games

For the latest news, upcoming events and medals count at the Rio Olympics, click here.Check back here for the latest information throughout the Games....

August 13th, 2016 |  


Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

RIO DE JANEIRO — Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to ...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette

Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette

RIO DE JANEIRO — Forget the snarling traffic and unexpected rainstorms. Foreign spectators and athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have s...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Super Simone! Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

Super Simone! Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable cor...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Drums’ Casey Eichfeld finishes 10th in second Olympic canoe final

Drums’ Casey Eichfeld finishes 10th in second Olympic canoe final

If it ends up being the last time the event is held at the Olympics, Casey Eichfeld was happy to be a part of it.With the men’s double canoe sla...

August 11th, 2016 updated: August 11th, 2016. |  


Rapinoe’s return comes in time for quarterfinal push

Rapinoe’s return comes in time for quarterfinal push

MANAUS, Brazil — Megan Rapinoe’s return is coming at just the right time for the United States.The U.S. women have advanced to the Olympic...

August 11th, 2016 |  


It’s golf’s time to deliver a good show at the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Men’s golf gets four days to make up for four months of negative chatter about whether it even belongs in the Olympics.No...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

RIO DE JANEIRO — Nothing is ever easy for the rival Koreas, even that most ubiquitous and usually innocent of Olympic interactions, the selfie.L...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

RIO DE JANEIRO — Green, not gold, was the color of the day at the Olympic diving venue.Sure, China won its third consecutive gold medal on Tuesd...

August 10th, 2016 |  


‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.It...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 10th, 2016. |  


Drums’ Casey Eichfeld finishes seventh in Olympic canoe slalom finals

Drums’ Casey Eichfeld finishes seventh in Olympic canoe slalom finals

Casey Eichfeld crossed the finish line and quickly swiveled to look behind him. Upon seeing his time, the Drums native gave a fist pump, then three lo...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 9th, 2016. |  


Lilly King takes down Russian rival in 100 breast

Lilly King takes down Russian rival in 100 breast

RIO DE JANEIRO — This one will surely be seen as a victory for clean athletes over the dopers.No doubt, that was Lilly King’s take.The fei...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Olympic roundup: Japan wins men’s gymnastics gold

Olympic roundup: Japan wins men’s gymnastics gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kohei Uchimura stepped off the floor, saluted the crowd inside Rio Olympic Arena and bent over. Symbolically, it looked as if t...

August 8th, 2016 updated: August 9th, 2016. |  


Kelsey Kolojejchick reaches milestone as USA field hockey wins again in Rio

Kelsey Kolojejchick reaches milestone as USA field hockey wins again in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kelsey Kolojejchick got a cap to remember, and the United States got another women’s field hockey win.Kolojejchick, a for...

August 8th, 2016 updated: August 8th, 2016. |  


Olympic cycling course leaves riders bloodied, broken

Olympic cycling course leaves riders bloodied, broken

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After a series of spills in the men’s Olympic road race left cyclists with broken bones and bloody road rash, it see...

August 8th, 2016 updated: August 8th, 2016. |  


More gold for Phelps as US swimmers shine

More gold for Phelps as US swimmers shine

RIO DE JANEIRO — Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case.Time to make room for gold No. 19.With yet another dazzling perfor...

August 8th, 2016 |  


Sunday medal roundup: Sjostrom sets world record in butterfly

Sunday medal roundup: Sjostrom sets world record in butterfly

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden broke her own world record in the women’s 100-meter butterfly to take gold at the Rio Olympics on Sunday night.Sjostrom...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Drums’ Eichfeld advances to semifinals in single canoe slalom

Drums’ Eichfeld advances to semifinals in single canoe slalom

There was an extra hour of waiting thanks to some high winds. But at the end of the afternoon, Casey Eichfeld had advanced at the Olympics.Competing i...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Kolojejchick, USA field hockey fought to the end for opening victory

Kolojejchick, USA field hockey fought to the end for opening victory

They walked into an electric atmosphere right at the start.They were up against the No. 2 team in the world.They finished dead last in the previous Su...

August 7th, 2016 |  


The latest from the Games

The latest from the Games

For the latest news, upcoming events and medals count at the Rio Olympics, click here.Check back here for the latest information throughout the Games....

August 7th, 2016 updated: August 7th, 2016. |  


Hope Solo reaches milestone as US blanks France

Hope Solo reaches milestone as US blanks France

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Love her or hate her, Hope Solo’s dominance as a goalkeeper is undeniable.Solo came up big in her historic 200th ...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Decisive start for men’s basketball

Decisive start for men’s basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kevin Durant and this new-look U.S. Olympic basketball team look just as dominant as the ones who slammed and jammed their way ...

August 6th, 2016 |  


Hey, can we get a light? Last-minute switch for torch ceremony

Hey, can we get a light? Last-minute switch for torch ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO — How’s this for last-minute notice? After Pele relinquished his starring role in the opening ceremony in slightly mysterious ci...

August 6th, 2016 updated: August 7th, 2016. |  


Sharkey, Kolojejchick, US field hockey knock off world No. 2 Argentina

Sharkey, Kolojejchick, US field hockey knock off world No. 2 Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO — As Larksville native Kelsey Kolojejchick dribbled away the final few seconds Saturday, the United States women’s field ho...

August 6th, 2016 updated: August 6th, 2016. |  


Latest from the Games

Latest from the Games

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August 6th, 2016 updated: August 7th, 2016. |  


U.S. air rifle competitor Thrasher takes the first gold medal at Rio Games

U.S. air rifle competitor Thrasher takes the first gold medal at Rio Games

Virginia Thrasher of the United States took the first gold medal awarded at the Rio Olympic Games, in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event.Thrasher, ...

August 6th, 2016 updated: August 6th, 2016. |  


Foreign leaders are few at Olympic Games

Foreign leaders are few at Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO — A reception welcoming foreign dignitaries to the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics promises to be a lonely affair, with m...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Brian Baker serves up a smile over Olympics

Brian Baker serves up a smile over Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brian Baker is not among the collection of highly ranked players and Grand Slam champions playing tennis at the Rio de Janeiro ...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Carlos Balderas plans to bring medal back to USA Boxing

Carlos Balderas plans to bring medal back to USA Boxing

RIO DE JANEIRO — Carlos Balderas qualified for the Olympics nearly nine months ago, and he has been waiting anxiously for his next fight ever si...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Carmelo Anthony becomes unlikely face of USA Basketball

Carmelo Anthony becomes unlikely face of USA Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO — Carmelo Anthony was the last one to take the practice floor Friday, joining his U.S. teammates after wrapping up interviews whe...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Brazil held to 0-0 draw by South Africa

Brazil held to 0-0 draw by South Africa

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil started its quest for an Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer with a disappointing 0-0 draw against South Africa, ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Smooth sailing? US men’s basketball seeks more Olympic gold

Smooth sailing? US men’s basketball seeks more Olympic gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — There were so many questions about their cushy accommodations it seemed the Americans were on vacation.Yes, the U.S. men’...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Rio Games an acid test for Olympics’ appeal in a grim world

Rio Games an acid test for Olympics’ appeal in a grim world

RIO DE JANEIRO — Even if only for two weeks, can “Faster-Higher-Stronger” overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Heath shows she is fit, ready to help US at Olympics

Heath shows she is fit, ready to help US at Olympics

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — It didn’t take long for Tobin Heath to overcome any doubts about her physical condition.Less than 10 minutes into...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Track star Sydney McLaughlin is no run-of-the-mill teenager

Track star Sydney McLaughlin is no run-of-the-mill teenager

On the track, it’s easy to forget that Sydney McLaughlin is just 16 years old. She’s a blur of power and finesse, her technique and form t...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  



Preview Coverage

The latest from the Games

The latest from the Games

For the latest news, upcoming events and medals count at the Rio Olympics, click here. Check back here for the latest information throughout the Ga...

August 17th, 2016 updated: August 17th, 2016. |  


Sem grads Kelsey Kolojejchick and Kat Sharkey know how to recover from defeat: forget about it

Sem grads Kelsey Kolojejchick and Kat Sharkey know how to recover from defeat: forget about it

The minute Matt Kolojejchick showed up in Rio to watch his sister play, her United States women’s field hockey team lost its first game of the O...

August 15th, 2016 updated: August 16th, 2016. |  


Olympic cycling course leaves riders bloodied, broken

Olympic cycling course leaves riders bloodied, broken

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After a series of spills in the men’s Olympic road race left cyclists with broken bones and bloody road rash, it see...

August 8th, 2016 updated: August 8th, 2016. |  


U.S. air rifle competitor Thrasher takes the first gold medal at Rio Games

U.S. air rifle competitor Thrasher takes the first gold medal at Rio Games

Virginia Thrasher of the United States took the first gold medal awarded at the Rio Olympic Games, in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event.Thrasher, ...

August 6th, 2016 updated: August 6th, 2016. |  


Fuel for their fires: What Olympians eat (video)

Fuel for their fires: What Olympians eat (video)

During the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, U.S. swimming phenom Michael Phelps reportedly ate a jaw-dropping 12,000 calories a day. Now for the 2016 ...

August 5th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Notable past local Summer Olympians

Notable past local Summer Olympians

Walter Tewksbury, of Tunkhannock and Wyoming Seminary, was a track star for the U.S. Olympic team at the Paris Games in 1900. The local product won tw...

August 5th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Capsule biographies of five local Olympians

Capsule biographies of five local Olympians

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August 5th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Drums’ Casey Eichfeld enters Olympic canoe events with confidence

Drums’ Casey Eichfeld enters Olympic canoe events with confidence

At age 18, Casey Eichfeld called it “a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”Little did he know that he would be heading to the Olympics for a se...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Friendship, families push locals Sharkey, Kolojejchick to Olympic heights

Friendship, families push locals Sharkey, Kolojejchick to Olympic heights

A wicked stick to the mouth nearly knocked Kelsey Kolojejchick out of field hockey.At about the same time, Kathleen “Kat” Sharkey was havi...

August 5th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Times Leader Olympic Coverage

Times Leader Olympic Coverage

Check out all the latest news and results throughout the Rio Olympic Games by clicking on the Times Leader Olympic coverage icon on the right side of ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


For 1996 Olympian Diane Madl, the memories never fade

For 1996 Olympian Diane Madl, the memories never fade

Diane Madl says she doesn’t talk about her Olympic experience with the field hockey players she coaches at Providence College.She doesn’t ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Weakened team, but visions of gold remain for U.S. men’s basketball

Weakened team, but visions of gold remain for U.S. men’s basketball

A weakened men’s U.S. basketball team believes it’s still the strongest squad in the Olympics.LeBron James, Stephen Curry and enough stars...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Ex-Dallas High star Paige Selenski provides alternate view in field hockey

Ex-Dallas High star Paige Selenski provides alternate view in field hockey

Her uncanny knack for creating plays made Paige Selenski the darling of the U.S. field hockey team in the 2012 London Olympics.Four years later, her d...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Families in Wilkes-Barre area stress caution in trip to Rio

Families in Wilkes-Barre area stress caution in trip to Rio

On their way to a city famous for its breathtaking beaches, scenic mountains and electric nightlife, the families of Northeast Pennsylvania’s Ol...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Rio 2016 Schedule of Events

Rio 2016 Schedule of Events

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August 4th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Track star Sydney McLaughlin is no run-of-the-mill teenager

Track star Sydney McLaughlin is no run-of-the-mill teenager

On the track, it’s easy to forget that Sydney McLaughlin is just 16 years old. She’s a blur of power and finesse, her technique and form t...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


In TV land, big money doesn’t guarantee victory at Olympics

In TV land, big money doesn’t guarantee victory at Olympics

In 2011, NBC won the right to broadcast all of the Olympic Games from 2014 through 2020 at a cost of $4.38 billion. This year’s Rio Olympics alo...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Rio 2016 Olympic TV schedule

Rio 2016 Olympic TV schedule

(All times EDT; Rio is one hour ahead of EDT)THURSDAY, AUG. 4NBC — Olympic Preview Special, 8-9 p.m.NBCSN — Men’s Soccer - Iraq vs. ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 5th, 2016. |  


Gymnast Laurie Hernandez a ‘crowd pleaser’ — and she knows it

Gymnast Laurie Hernandez a ‘crowd pleaser’ — and she knows it

Laurie Hernandez keeps insisting she’s too young to know better. That she’s so new to this whole Olympic thing, she doesn’t know she...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


22-time medalist Michael Phelps looking to shine one final time

22-time medalist Michael Phelps looking to shine one final time

Michael Phelps is back for a sequel to his Olympic farewell.This time, he insists, it really is goodbye.After retiring and then un-retiring, Phelps is...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


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