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Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach smiles during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. IOC officials have been in Rio this week monitoring progress on the games. South America's first Olympics open Aug. 5. 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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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Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. gets 6-month doping ban

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.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

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.

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Joint working group formed to speed up preps for 2018 Games

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.

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Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, or 2?

Brazil's Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. IOC inspectors are visiting the Olympic city to check on preparations for the Olympics, just 18 months away. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame.

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