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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

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Olympic sports on board for US 2024 bid

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee received near-unanimous support from the country's sports federations in a poll asking whether they would support a bid for the 2024 Olympics — another sign that a U.S. city will make a run at hosting…

September 26, 2014 7:51 pm

Former NFL exec takes jab at troubled league

CHICAGO (AP) — A former NFL executive took a not-so-subtle jab at the troubled league, saying "a brand is not a shield you can hide behind."

September 26, 2014 2:57 pm

IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract

The IOC will require future Olympic host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia's adoption of a law banning so-called gay "propaganda" before the Sochi Winter Games.

September 25, 2014 2:45 pm

2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago's loss

CHICAGO (AP) — Every day for a year after his most painful professional setback, the chief of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics got hit with some form of the same question, always from a different person: Why?

September 25, 2014 11:53 am

Rio Olympic official confident about golf plans

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top Olympic official is confident a lawsuit against the city of Rio de Janeiro and a golf course developer will not prevent a test event from taking place before the 2016 games.

September 24, 2014 12:10 am

Future of Olympic course unclear after hearing

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer — both defendants in a lawsuit — failed to agree to changes pr…

September 17, 2014 8:01 pm

Paralympics head won't promote Pistorius' return

Paralympics head won't promote Pistorius' return

LONDON (AP) — As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it's uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What's clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeb…

September 17, 2014 2:17 pm Photos


Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain

Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain

PARIS (AP) — After 26 years guiding Manchester United, Alex Ferguson knows better than most that one should always think very, very carefully before breaking up a winning team. Perhaps that helps explain why he donated money to the campaign u…

September 16, 2014 11:59 am Photos


World champ Biles leads at US gymnastics nationals

PITTSBURGH | Simon Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman don't talk about the pressure that comes with being a world champion.

August 21, 2014 10:21 pm

Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Jeffrey "Scott" Martin was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines and served three tours of duty in Iraq.

July 14, 2014 10:00 pm
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