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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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. has been banned for six months for a “doping rule violation” by swimming’s world governing body FINA.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC vice president who called Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics the “worst” in memory, now says almost a year later “a lot of great progress has been made.”