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