The Latest: Volleyball federation clears Russia's teams – Monitor


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Italian beach volleyball player Viktoria Orsi Toth is out of the Olympics after failing a doping test.

The international volleyball federation confirmed the result on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Laura Giombini will replace Orsi Toth when play begins on Saturday. She will play with Marta Menegatti.

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2:30 p.m.

A new report says the $3 billion subway expansion built as one of the main Olympic legacy projects in Rio de Janeiro was overbilled by 25 percent.

Rio de Janeiro state auditors say contracts show discrepancies such as invoices with overpriced materials and inconsistencies in services hired by the state.

The information was reported by O Globo newspaper on Thursday, and an official at Rio state’s court of auditors confirmed the findings but said the report was not public yet.

Federal police have been investigating whether the main builder in the subway consortium paid bribes to officials connected to the expansion.

After many delays, Brazil’s highest officials celebrated the completion of the troubled subway line on Saturday, less than a week before the games officially open on Friday.

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2:20 p.m.

The international equestrian federation says all five Russians have been cleared to compete at the Olympics.

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