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IOC head quizzed about water shortages in Rio, golf course

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speaks during a news conference accompanied by Brazil’s Sport Minister George Hilton at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The IOC's coordination commission is visiting venues and meeting with local organizers as Rio races to be ready on time for South America's first games, set for 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach was pressed Wednesday about the severe water shortages in Brazil by a group of 100 university students during a town hall meeting.

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IOC inspectors tour Rio 2016 sites; games start in 18 months

A general view of the  Olympic Park which will host competitions during Rio's 2016 Olympics under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb 19, 2015. International Olympic Committee inspectors start a three-day tour Monday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC inspectors have begun a three-day visit to Rio de Janeiro to check on preparations for the Olympics, which are just 18 months away.

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Brazilian player bitten by police dog during match

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian player was taken to a hospital for an anti-rabies shot after being bitten by a police dog during a match.

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Errani beats Schmiedlova in Rio for 8th WTA singles title

First place winner Sara Errani of Italy, left, and opponent Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia, pose with their trophies at the end of the Rio Open tennis tournament women's final match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Errani defeated Schmiedlova  7-6, 6-1. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy defeated Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Sunday to win the Rio Open.

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Sara Errani survives to reach semifinals on clay in Rio

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, eyes a ball at the quarter-finals match of the Rio Open tennis tournament against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame the stiffest test so far in his first clay-court tournament of the season, defeating No. 6 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 to reach the semifinals of the Rio Open.

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