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Bach praises Brazil fans after 7-1 WCup collapse

07/09/2014 4:21am
IOC President Thomas Bach found himself in an awkward situation, supporting his native Germany in the World Cup semifinal against Brazil, the country that will host the next Olympics.

Bach cites 'great dynamism' in Rio preparations

07/09/2014 8:20am
Brazilian Olympic organizers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing "great dynamism" to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

Orem marathoner to represent Tonga in 2016 Olympic Games

07/09/2014 7:28pm
As a young Tongan boy, Toni Vakaafi dreamed of running in the Olympic Games. A son of a poor fisherman, who endured many trials, his dream didn't look likely. After many years of hardship, Toni's goal may just become a reality.