RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city’s progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. has been banned for six months for a “doping rule violation” by swimming’s world governing body FINA.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got the go-ahead Friday from the IOC executive board to change three venue locations, with more changes expected in the next few months as the Japanese try to cuts costs.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South Korean organizers and the IOC are setting up a special joint working group to accelerate the bumpy preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.