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Rio Olympics end recruitment of volunteers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have closed recruitment for volunteers, registering 242,757 applicants for 70,000 unpaid positions — 45,000 for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics.

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Rio Olympics creates ‘super bacteria’ task force

In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, small boats sit on the polluted shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of Sao Goncalo, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists with Brazil’s most respected health research institute said Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian organizers of the 2016 Olympics are creating a task force to deal with a so-called “super bacteria” discovered in Olympic sailing waters.

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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, athletes of the Finn class compete during the first test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists with Brazil’s most respected health research institute said Monday Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

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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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Ronaldo joins NASL team’s owners in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Retired Brazilian superstar Ronaldo has joined the ownership group of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

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