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CBC secures Canadian TV rights to 2018/2020 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has secured the country’s broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympics.

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Rio given deadline on Olympic golf course changes

SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge has given the city of Rio de Janeiro and a local developer a deadline to decide whether they are willing to make changes to the Olympic golf course design, which could help settle a legal dispute that is threatening its completion in time for the 2016 Games.

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IOC contacts Russian over Williams sisters remarks

Serena Williams of the U.S. embraces her trophy after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the singles final at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tour.

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Aguerre wins 8th term as head of world surfing

Fernando Aguerre says he will step up his push to get surfing into the Olympics after being re-elected to an eighth term as president of the International Surfing Association.

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Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away.

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