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Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday.
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Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 1st - 12:21pm
Oslo said it has dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals.
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Italian bobsledder banned 7 months for doping

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 1st - 11:10am
Italian bobsledder William Frullani has been banned for seven months after failing a doping test at the Sochi Olympics.
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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Ray Sanchez and Amanda Watts, CNN  |  posted Sep 30th - 7:34pm
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
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US women rout Angola 119-44 finish pool play 3-0

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 30th - 3:00pm
After winning the most lopsided game in U.S. women's basketball history at the world championship, the players posed for photo after photo with the Angola players.
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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 29th - 6:50pm
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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USA Luge president to serve on 2022 IOC commission

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 29th - 3:30pm
The president of USA Luge has been selected for a commission that will help the International Olympic Committee evaluate candidate cities for the 2022 Winter Games.
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USOC wary of funding for unit investigating abuse

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 29th - 2:10pm
The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee has serious concerns when it comes to funding an independent agency to investigate sex-abuse claims inside Olympic sports.
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Rio hopes it's turned corner; IOC inspectors visit

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 27th - 4:50pm
Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 hope they've turned a corner in preparations, spurred on by Brazil's better-than-expected World Cup and the role of IOC-appointed troubleshooter Gilbert Felli.
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Olympic sports on board for US 2024 bid

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 26th - 6:52pm
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 the next available Summer Games.
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Figure skater Kostner questioned in doping case

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 26th - 11:30am
Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner claimed she had nothing to do with doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer during an exhausting four-hour hearing Friday.
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3-time Olympic ski jump champ Morgenstern retires

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 26th - 5:20am
Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern retired on Friday, seven months after winning silver at the Sochi Games to end a season that included two bad crashes.
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2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago's loss

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 25th - 11:00am
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?
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IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 24th - 8:11pm
The International Olympic Committee has added an anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract, hoping to avoid a repeat of the turmoil caused at the Sochi Olympics when Russia passed a law prohibiting so-called gay "propaganda" before the Games.
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Rio Olympic official confident about golf plans

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 23rd - 11:10pm
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.
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Ice dancers Virtue, Moir won't compete this season

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 22nd - 4:10pm
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the 2010 Olympic ice dance gold medalists, will not compete this season but aren't yet retiring.
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Olympian Toby Dawson enters ski-snowboard hall

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 22nd - 11:50am
Olympic bronze medalist Toby Dawson and five others have been inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
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Olympian leaves hockey career to join police force

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 22nd - 11:10am
When her teammates arrive for hockey training camp, Meghan Agosta will be reporting elsewhere. She'll be going to the Justice Institute of British Columbia — with her badge and gun.
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Kostner called in for new doping hearing by CONI

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 22nd - 8:10am
Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner has been called in for another hearing with the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor.
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Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 21st - 6:30pm
Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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