Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

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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Brisbane mayor considers Australian bid for 2028 Olympics

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The mayor of Brisbane says he’d like Australia’s third-biggest city to be the centerpiece of a bid to host the 2028 Summer Games, and the national Olympic committee has given the idea a thumbs-up.

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