Posts Tagged Martial arts

Silva confirms he will try to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva jokingly poses for a photo after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Silva announced he will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Never in recent memory has the Olympic movement seen anything quite like this.

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