Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

AP Interview: Coe says track and field must look beyond Bolt

This is a Monday, March 11, 2013  file photo of Chairman of the London Olympic organizing committee, LOCOG, Sebastian Coe, as he holds up his Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award trophy as he poses for pictures the Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . It’s no secret that Sebastian Coe is a good friend of Usain Bolt. A photo of them together in Jamaica appears on both their Twitter pages this week, Bolt’s hand resting casually on Coe’s shoulder. The 100-meter world record holder describes Coe as “Good Company” in the post. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — It’s no secret that Sebastian Coe is a good friend of Usain Bolt.

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IOC on Rio: ‘Progress,’ but games entering ‘intense’ period

Nawal El Moutawakel, head of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission, adjusts her headphone 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 head of the IOC inspection team wrapping up a three-day tour of venues for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro said Wednesday her team was encouraged by progress ahead of South America’s first Olympics.

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Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters

Dead fish and trash float in the polluted Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Rio de Janeiro’s state environmental agency is trying to determine why thousands of dead fish have been found floating where next year’s Olympic sailing events are to be held. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year’s Olympics.

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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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Ireland aiming for 2nd win in a row at Cricket World Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A four-wicket victory over a more-fancied West Indies to open its Cricket World Cup campaign seemed relatively easy after Ireland’s tight two-wicket win over a team it was expected to beat on Wednesday.

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