Posts Tagged Olympic games

Jansrud has an explanation for his speed domination

Kjetil Jansrud, of Norway, skies on his way to victory in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some critics have attributed Kjetil Jansrud’s domination of speed skiing to the injuries to Aksel Lund Svindal, Bode Miller and Erik Guay.

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Rio Mayor: 2016 Olympic spending transparent, open

Mayor Eduardo Paes talks to journalists on a bus during his tour of Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Rio will host the Olympic Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Promising complete transparency, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that local organizers were “completely open” to financial audits of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

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Mitchell teen swimmer qualifies for Olympic Trials

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A teenage swimmer in Mitchell is one step closer to her dream of competing in the Olympics.

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Pope boosts Rome’s 2024 bid but warns: ‘I won’t be around’

In this photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis talks to Franciscan Capuchin preacher father Raniero Cantalamessa, at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events. But he is warning: “I won’t be around.”

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IOC awards Olympic TV rights in Cuba for 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Cuba’s state broadcaster has been awarded the country’s exclusive television rights to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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