BC-AP Olympic Digest


Bom dia from Rio de Janeiro!

Here are AP’s Olympic coverage plans. You can reach AP Sports at 212-621-1630. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616). All times local. (Rio is one hour later than EDT.)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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Pursuing perfection, paying the price

OLY–GYM-CHASING PERFECTION — Nadia Comaneci made history 40 years ago when she earned the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics. Though the sport is more intricate and varied than ever, perfection has become elusive. And there are those who wonder if that’s was a good thing? By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.

Green Games: Water polo pool is far from sparkling blue

OLY–WPO-GREEN POOL — A day after the diving well at the aquatics center turned a murky green, the water polo pool might follow suit. The third day of the men’s tournament begins in green-tinged water, though not nearly as dark as the neighboring well, but noticeable nonetheless. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 4 p.m.

When the games end: Kicking back in Rio

OLY–ATHLETES-WHAT NEXT — So you’ve trained for years to get to the Rio Games, then your competition happens early in the Olympics and you have nothing to do the rest of the way. There’s plenty of ways for athletes to fill their newfound free time and blow off a lot of steam. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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TOP STORIES

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Americans pan for gold again in pool

OLY–SWIMMING — Katie Ledecky looks for another gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, and fellow American Nathan Adrian tries to defend his title in the 100 free on Day 5 of swimming. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Finals start 9 p.m.

Brazil dancing on the edge in men’s soccer

OLY–SOC-MEN’S SOCCER — This could get embarrassing. Another soccer elimination at home would not sit well with home fans. Struggling to the point where even Neymar is booed, Brazil needs to beat Denmark in Salvador to assure a spot in the quarterfinals. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 10 p.m.

Mighty Uchimura rules his sport like no other

OLY–GYM-MEN’S ALL-AROUND — Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura goes for a second straight Olympic title in the men’s all-around. Uchimura helped Japan to team gold on Monday. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Event starts 4 p.m.

No more scrimmages: U.S. men play tough Aussie team in basketball

OLY–BKO-AUSTRALIA-US — Maybe a real game awaits. After two lopsided victories, the U.S. men’s basketball team could get its first test of the Olympics when it faces Australia, which is also 2-0 and has plenty of experienced NBA players. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

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ONLY ON AP

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Column: What to get the pro who has everything? Bug spray!

OLY–JIM LITKE-MILLIONAIRE OLYMPIANS — What do you get the pro athlete who has everything? How about a cramped room, bad food and enough bug spray to last a lifetime? Welcome to the Rio Olympics. By Sports Columnist Jim Litke. SENT: 850 words, photos.

Olympic gold is far away in “City of God” slum

OLY–RIO’S CITY OF GOD — It is one of Rio’s most renowned favelas, the Cidade de Deus depicted in the widely acclaimed film “City of God.” It’s a place where ghettos are ruled by drug lords and baby-faced criminals shoot to kill. The favela is mere miles from Olympic Park and is not easily defined. By Mauricio Savarese and Pauline Arrillaga. SENT: 1,400 words, photos. Video: http://apne.ws/2bdEuXN

The ties that bind: Brazil-Japan connection

OLY–JAPAN-BRAZIL CONNECTION — Brazil is home to the world’s largest Japanese community — about 2 million — outside Japan. The ties are clear in the Rio Olympics, where athletes with common roots square off against each other. Japanese athletes arriving at the airport were greeted with flowers, a touch not provided to other foreign visitors. By Stephen Wade. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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COMING UP

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A blaze of orange on the track

OLY–ATH-SPRINTING SCHIPPERS — Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands won the gold medal in the 200 and silver in the 100 a year ago at the world championships. And this is what U.S. and Jamaican sprinters will have to deal with — an orange streak of speed running from her heptathlon past toward Olympic fame. By Raf Casert. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

Brazilian who learned golf with a branch will open Olympics

OLY–GLF-DA SILVA’S HONOR — Adilson da Silva of Brazil was chosen to hit the first golf shot in the Olympics in 112 years. When he was 11, he used to play with a tree branch and caddie for a visiting Zimbabwean tobacco buyer, who got him into a junior program. Thursday, that buyer will caddie for da Silva. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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Canada, land of ice and snow, makes waves at beach

OLY–BVL-FROM SNOW TO BEACH — Canada hasn’t had much success in Olympic beach volleyball. But the Canadian contingent in 2016 is among the biggest at the Rio de Janeiro Games, putting it up there with the sport’s more traditional powers. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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FEATURED IMAGES

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OGYM199 — Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during men’s team final.

OJE103 — Japan’s Haruka Tachimoto, Netherlands’ Kim Poling compete in women’s 70-kg judo.

OCYC147 — Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin rides along Pontal beach during individual time trial.

OFEN123 — Tunisia’s Ines Boubakri, Japan’s Shiho Nishioka compete in women’s individual foil.

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DAILY FIXTURES

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— 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.

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INSIDE THE GAMES

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Michael Phelps draws a crowd in Rio, including NBA stars. Want an eye-popping venue? Go to whitewater canoe and kayak . Look for these items on Inside the Games , the AP’s daily look at the Olympics.

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DIGITAL NEWS EXPERIENCE

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All content outlined in this advisory as well as exclusive blog posts, photo galleries and videos are featured on the Summer Games Digital News Experience, a fully curated presentation focused entirely on AP’s Olympics coverage. The site, which is responsive to all devices, is available for free and even pays a revenue share to participating sites. The site allows for local customization of the site logo, navigation bar and other features, including embeddable widgets around the medal count, schedule, photo galleries, latest news and curated news. Some examples: http://summergames.ap.org/tampabay and http://summergames.ap.org/denverpost .

Contact your local sales representative or Barry Bedlan at [email protected] for this free digital offering.

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OLYMPICS SCHEDULE

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Complete listing of events found on Summergames.ap.org/schedule

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