Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, or 2?

Brazil's Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. IOC inspectors are visiting the Olympic city to check on preparations for the Olympics, just 18 months away. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame.

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Taekwondo fighter eyes nationality switch for next Olympics

LONDON (AP) — A top-ranked taekwondo fighter from Britain is seeking to change his nationality to Moldovan to ensure he qualifies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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IOC member, once critical of Rio, now sees ‘great progress’

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.”

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WADA chief: Rio lab could be accredited soon ahead of games

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, right, shakes hands with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The IOC's coordination commission is visiting venues and meeting with local organizers as Rio races to be ready on time for South America's first games, set for 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The suspension of Rio de Janeiro’s anti-doping laboratory could be lifted within two months in a crucial step to ensure effective drug-testing at next year’s Olympics, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday.

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AP Interview: Coe says track and field must look beyond Bolt

This is a Monday, March 11, 2013  file photo of Chairman of the London Olympic organizing committee, LOCOG, Sebastian Coe, as he holds up his Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award trophy as he poses for pictures the Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . It’s no secret that Sebastian Coe is a good friend of Usain Bolt. A photo of them together in Jamaica appears on both their Twitter pages this week, Bolt’s hand resting casually on Coe’s shoulder. The 100-meter world record holder describes Coe as “Good Company” in the post. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — It’s no secret that Sebastian Coe is a good friend of Usain Bolt.

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