Natasha Hastings, Brooklyn’s '400-Meter Diva,' Eyes More Olympic GoldAt this point in her career, she varies from what the “book” says about training for her event. She follows her own schedule – while collaborating with coach Darryl Woodson -- and the idea is to peak at the time she begins her Olympic competition.
N.J. Muslim Fencer Taking On More Than Her Opponents At Rio OlympicsWhen Ibtihaj Muhammad steps onto the fencing piste at the Rio Games next month, she will become the first U.S. athlete to ever wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics.
At Least 86 Athletes From Russian Olympic Team Banned So FarAt least 86 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.
NJ Swimmer Connor Jaeger Returns To Olympics With A New FocusWith loftier goals than he had in London, he'll compete in the 400-meter freestyle and the 1,500-meter freestyle, an event in which he holds the American record.
After Taking Up Table Tennis To Improve Her Vision, New Jerseyan Now Sets Sights On Olympic GoldAs a child in Beijing, her obsession with video games left her with poor eyesight. Searching for a way to correct her vision, advice from her mother's co-worker was to take up pingpong.
International Olympic Committee Decides Against Banning All Russian Athletes From Rio GamesOlympic leaders on Sunday gave individual global sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.
Rio Olympics 2016: Russia Does Not Get Blanket Ban Amid Doping ScandalThe IOC has decided against a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Usain Bolt Says Olympic Ban For Russians Should Scare DopersRussia's track and field team being banned from the Olympics sends a powerful message that should scare cheats, according to Usain Bolt.
Newark Boxer Stevenson Prepared To Shine Under Rio's Bright LightsShakur Stevenson wants to bring a gold medal home to Newark, a city he says most people don't understand.
NJ Hurdler To Become Youngest U.S. Track And Field Olympian In DecadesOnce Sydney McLaughlin runs at the Olympics, she'll be on record as the youngest U.S. track and field Olympian since 1972.
Russia Expects Final Decision On Olympic Ban On SundayThe International Olympic Committee is examining the legal options following a report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren.
Blanket Olympic Ban On Russian Athletes May Not Be Path TakenSummer Olympic sports federations said on Tuesday they are ready to deal with "individual cases" of Russian doping, rather than endorse a total ban on the Russian team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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