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Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

October 5, 2017 1:00 pm
Brazilian Olympic Committee chief  Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

The head of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman (C), is escorted from his home by federal police in Rio de Janeiro on October 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman, has been arrested over his alleged role in a vote-buying scheme related to […]

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Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

1:00 pm
Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

The head of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman (C), is escorted from his home by federal police in Rio de Janeiro on October 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman, has been arrested over his alleged role in a vote-buying scheme related to […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic water venue polluted by E. Coli: Olympics

October 4, 2017 4:35 pm
Tokyo 2020 Olympic water venue polluted by E. Coli: Olympics

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (2nd L) listens to an explanation as she visits Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Pool which will be used for water polo venue during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on February 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers said on Wednesday that tests […]

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in invites North to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics to boost peace

June 24, 2017 10:30 pm
South Korean President Moon Jae-in invites North to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics to boost peace

This file photo taken on June 5, 2017 shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a ceremony to mark Korean Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by AFP) South Korean President Moon Jae-in has invited North Korea, his country’s archenemy, to the 2018 Winter Olympic […]

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Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi cancels Rome’s bid for 2024 Olympics

September 22, 2016 6:30 am
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi cancels Rome’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi. Photo / AP Rome’s new Mayor scotched the city’s candidacy for the 2024 Olympic Games today, saying that previous host cities such as London had been left with massive cost overruns and huge debts. Hosting the Olympics could quickly turn from a “dream” into a “nightmare”, […]

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Belarusian expelled from Paralympics for carrying Russian tricolor

September 8, 2016 7:18 pm
Belarusian expelled from Paralympics for carrying Russian tricolor

This September 7, 2016 photo released in the Russian media shows Andrei Fomochkin, identified as the director of the republican centre of Olympic training for athletics in Belarus, carrying the Russian tricolor in the opening ceremony of the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil. The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) has decided […]

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President Vladimir Putin censures ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio 2016 Games

August 25, 2016 6:00 pm
President Vladimir Putin censures ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio 2016 Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during an awards ceremony for Russia’s Olympians at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, August 25, 2016. (AP photo) President Vladimir Putin has lashed out against the ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio de Janeiro, saying the move is immoral and inhumane. Speaking to […]

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US swimmers leave Rio Olympics to jeering crowds

August 20, 2016 2:17 am
US swimmers leave Rio Olympics to jeering crowds

American swimmers Gunnar Bentz (C) and Jack Conger (L) leave the police station at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport after being detained on the plane that would travel back to the US. (AFP photo) The US Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologized to Brazil after four US swimmers retracted their […]

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US Olympics swimmers held for questioning in Rio

August 18, 2016 6:29 pm
US Olympics swimmers held for questioning in Rio

US swimmer Ryan Lochte holding a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, two days ahead of the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP photo) Four US Olympic swimmers have been accused by Brazilian authorities of lying about a robbery incident to hide a dispute over a damaged […]

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Oscar Pistorius, the jailed Olympic athlete, ‘under watch’ in South Africa prison

August 15, 2016 2:00 am
Oscar Pistorius, the jailed Olympic athlete, ‘under watch’ in South Africa prison

Oscar Pistorius, the jailed Olympic athlete, has reportedly been put on suicide watch. Photo / AP Oscar Pistorius, the jailed Olympic athlete, has reportedly been put on suicide watch following mysterious wrist injuries that landed him in hospital earlier this month. Prison officials told South Africa’s City Press newspaper that the athlete, […]

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