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What to watch at the Rio games on Thursday

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Day 13 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, beach volleyball, platform diving, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Usain Bolt should be lining up for gold medal No. 8 at 10:30 p.m. in the 200 meters and the biggest drama may not be whether he wins, but whether he cracks the once-thought-untouchable 19-second barrier. He already owns both the world record at 19.19, and Olympic record…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Tuesday

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Day 11 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, track and field, boxing, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS Simone Biles can wrap up her remarkable time in Rio with a fourth Olympic gold medal when she competes in the floor exercise at 2:47 p.m. Biles has already earned three golds and a bronze, though her chance to become the first female gymnast to capture five golds in a single Olympics…

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Usain Bolt shines bright, wins another Olympic 100 gold

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If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds – 9.81, to be exact – for Usain Bolt to erase them. He is the Olympic champion once again. On a muggy Sunday night in Rio, the Jamaican superstar won the signature event in track and field in a runaway and added this line to his already gleaming resume: first person to capture three straight 100-meter titles at the Olympics. The 6-foot-5 sprinter/celebrity overcame his typically slow unfurling from…

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Usain Bolt chases Olympic history in men’s 100 meters

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As Usain Bolt churned down the Olympic track, his main rival was trying to get in front of a TV monitor to catch a quick glimpse of the race. Justin Gatlin missed the Jamaican’s first-round heat. That’s OK; the American sprinter has seen plenty of Bolt to know exactly what to expect. Bolt is a huge favorite to win an unprecedented third straight Olympic title in the 100 meters on Sunday. And that’s despite pulling out of the Jamaican trials…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Sunday

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Day 9 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, gymnastics, tennis, golf, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD The title of world’s fastest man goes on the block when Jamaican Usain Bolt, American Justin Gatlin and the other sprinters take to the track. The 100 meter final is at 10:25 p.m. following three rounds of semifinals that start at 9 p.m. Bolt won his first heat of…

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Usain Bolt makes the Olympic Stadium his stage, again

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Usain Bolt finally got his party started at the Olympics on Saturday. He put his finger to his lips to ask for quiet at the starting block, rubbed his closely shaved head, crouched down for the start, then grinded through an opening round in the 100 that was routine as making the bed. “It’s always to win,” he said. “That’s what I’m here for.” He did just that in a first-round heat that was, typically, entertaining, given the low-pressure semi-sprint…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Saturday

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Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING The final day of swimming at the games will likely give us our last look at all-time record medalist Michael Phelps in an Olympic competition. While the team is not yet set, plan to see him swim in the mens’ 4×100 meter medley relay final at 11:04 p.m. He took…

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