Posts Tagged South America

Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns the ball to Juan Monaco of Argentina during their ATP Argentina Open final tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Nadal defeated Monaco and won the open. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal lifted his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open.

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Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach smiles during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. IOC officials have been in Rio this week monitoring progress on the games. South America's first Olympics open Aug. 5. 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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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Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. gets 6-month doping ban

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.

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Nadal beats Delbonis, reaches semis in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got the go-ahead Friday from the IOC executive board to change three venue locations, with more changes expected in the next few months as the Japanese try to cuts costs.

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