Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

IOC on Rio: ‘Lot of progress’ but schedule ‘tight’

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, 3rd left with blue shirt, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, Rio Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, 2nd right, and President of Rio 2016, Carlos Nuzman, right whith jacket, visit the works of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the IOC Coordination Commission makes its seventh visit to Rio de Janeiro to monitor the preparation of the city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team says that preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have made “a lot of progress” in the last six months.

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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

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Olympic sports on board for US 2024 bid

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee received near-unanimous support from the country’s sports federations in a poll asking whether they would support a bid for the 2024 Olympics — another sign that a U.S. city will make a run at hosting the next available Summer Games.

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Figure skater Kostner questioned in doping case

ROME (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner is being questioned by an Italian Olympic Committee prosecutor over whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer.

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2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago’s loss

CHICAGO (AP) — Every day for a year after his most painful professional setback, the chief of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics got hit with some form of the same question, always from a different person: Why?

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