Posts Tagged Olympic games

Bolt: ‘At my best, it’s … almost impossible to beat me’

Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, center, playfully races with youths during a visit to a social sport program at Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt has a few goals left before he retires: He wants to break his own 200-meter world record and do it by running under 19 seconds.

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IOC to launch online courses for Olympic athletes, coaches

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC is launching an online educational service for Olympians and other elite athletes and coaches.

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Serbia and IOC patch up relations strained over Kosovo

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrives at a press conference, in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, April 17, 2015. Serbian Olympic Committee president Vlade Divac says IOC's decision to grant Kosovo full recognition will not affect relations with the Olympic governing body. Despite opposition from Serbia, the IOC granted Kosovo, a former Serbian province which in 2008 declared independence, full recognition in December. Thus, athletes from Kosovo will be able to compete at the 2016 Summer Games. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The IOC’s decision to grant full recognition to Kosovo will not affect relations with the Olympic governing body, Serbian Olympic Committee president Vlade Divac said Friday

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Brazil gunning for historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics.

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IOC chief Bach praises Paris as 2024 Olympics candidate

People take a selfie with Francois Hollande, center, President of France, on the bank of the Geneva Lake during a visit, in Lausanne Switzerland, Thursday, April 16, 2015. French President Francois Hollande attends a two-day official visit in Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach praised Paris as an “exemplary” potential candidate to host the 2024 Olympics after meeting with French President Francois Hollande on Thursday.

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