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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

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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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Rio Olympics 2016: Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

August 12, 2016 11:00 pm
Rio Olympics 2016: Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby, blue, declines to shake hands with Israel’s Or Sasson. Photo / AP Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after his first-round loss to Israel’s fifth-ranked Or Sasson, when El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson’s hand, in a […]

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Two dead in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro amid protests against overspending on 2016 Olympic Games

August 6, 2016 6:56 pm
Two dead in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro amid protests against overspending on 2016 Olympic Games

A police officer patrols an Olympic venue site in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 26, 2016. (AFP) Two people, including a woman, have been shot dead in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, amid protests against corruption and overspending on the 2016 Olympic Games.  According to a Rio police statement on Saturday, […]

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Brazil interim president Michel Temer opens 2016 Summer Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

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Brazil interim president Michel Temer opens 2016 Summer Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer (L) speaks with Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, as they attend the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer has […]

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Brazilians rally against Olympic Games, social segregation

August 3, 2016 2:11 pm
Brazilians rally against Olympic Games, social segregation

Clashes have broken out between police and demonstrators, who took to the streets of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro to protest against Olympic Games and social segregation. The confrontations came after protesters tried to block the passage of the Olympic torch relay, in the city of Niteroi, in […]

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Lego, the world’s biggest toymaker marathon Olympic games effort of Rio de Janeiro

August 2, 2016 9:30 pm
Lego, the world’s biggest toymaker marathon Olympic games effort of Rio de Janeiro

Lego, the world’s biggest toymaker, has developed a large model of Rio de Janeiro city to celebrate the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, set to open on Friday. The model is the largest ever made for Latin America by the group and took 50 Lego builders some 2500 hours […]

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