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Vinicius and Tom named 2016 Olympics mascots

This is a Monday, Nov. 24, 2014  file photo of the mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympic Games make their first official appearance at a public school in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named as Vinicius, left,  and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom it was announced Monday Dec. 15, 2014. The names honor Brazilian musicians and partners Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. They were exponents of Bossa Nova music and creators of the famous song "The Girl from Ipanema." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom.

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Archery seeks mixed team event for Tokyo Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Archery is proposing the inclusion of a mixed team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome will bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome will bid for 2024 Summer Olympics.

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AP PHOTOS: Kenya’s Maasai compete in athletics

Maasai warriors look up as a competitor makes the high jump, in which athletes must touch a high line with the top of their heads, at the annual Maasai Olympics in the Sidai Oleng Wildlife Sanctuary near to Mt. Kilimanjaro, southern Kenya, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Maasai men and women from the Amboseli and Tsavo region compete for medals and prizes in the event which aims for a sports competition of Maasai skills such as running, jumping, and throwing, to replace lion-hunting as the traditional warrior activity. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

SIDAI OLENG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, Kenya (AP) — At the foot of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya’s famed Maasai warriors competed for honor and prestige, not by hunting lions but by running, jumping and throwing.

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Pool from US Olympic trials to relocate to Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The pool from the 2012 Olympic trials will be dismantled and moved to Boston after the competition.

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