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Construction of 2020 Olympic stadium to start in October

TOKYO (AP) — Demolition of Tokyo’s old National Stadium will be completed by September and construction of the new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start in October, the venue’s management group said Thursday.

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In speech, Boston mayor strongly defends Olympic bid

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh is defending Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid in some of his strongest terms yet, saying that — win or lose — the pursuit of the games represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city and would not leave taxpayers shouldering a massive bill.

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No ‘floating rubbish’ collection for Olympic sailing venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A program has been halted to retrieve floating rubbish from the sailing venue of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media.

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Vanessa-Mae attends CAS appeal in Olympic ski fixing case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae has appeared at sport’s highest court to appeal her 4-year ban for helping to fix Sochi Olympic qualifying races in Alpine skiing.

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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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