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IOC: Rio's Olympic preparations boosted by WCup

07/08/2014 8:00am
The smooth running of the World Cup has lifted the mood of Brazilians and given them the confidence to overcome delays and deliver the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on time, the IOC's point man on the games said Tuesday.

Russia to allow gambling in Sochi

07/08/2014 9:40am
Russia will allow gambling in Sochi in a bid to make continued use of the facilities that were built in the Black Sea resort for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Pakistan Olympic body avoids suspension by IOC

07/08/2014 9:50am
Pakistan's Olympic committee has escaped suspension by the IOC after the government stopped interfering in its affairs, ending doubt over Pakistan's participation in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

South Sudan runner to compete at Youth Games

07/08/2014 10:10am
A runner from South Sudan will compete as an "independent Olympic athlete" at the Summer Youth Games next month in China.

IOC issues warning over Israeli flag incident

07/08/2014 11:01am
The International Olympic Committee issued a warning to the world baseball and softball federation on Tuesday after an Israeli delegate was barred from displaying his national flag at a recent meeting in Tunisia.

Olympic speedskater Brittany Schussler retires

07/08/2014 12:02pm
Olympic speedskater Brittany Schussler of Canada has retired after competing internationally for 13 seasons.