Posts Tagged Olympic games

Joint working group formed to speed up preps for 2018 Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South Korean organizers and the IOC are setting up a special joint working group to accelerate the bumpy preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, or 2?

Brazil's Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman speaks 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 biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame.

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Taekwondo fighter eyes nationality switch for next Olympics

LONDON (AP) — A top-ranked taekwondo fighter from Britain is seeking to change his nationality to Moldovan to ensure he qualifies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, right, shakes hands with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach 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) — The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics.

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Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.

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