Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

Silva confirms he will try to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva jokingly poses for a photo after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Silva announced he will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Olympic sports leaders praise Rio for getting back on track

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo, a woman shouts at police before she and others are evicted from a building they invaded about a week ago in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police dislodged squatters from the building slated for use as a luxury hotel for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A year after blasting organizers for delays, leaders of summer Olympic sports praised Brazil on Wednesday for getting preparations back on track for next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

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No place for world’s top marathon in 2024 Boston Olympics

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, leads the pack through Hopkinton, Mass., en route to a win in the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — No sport is more connected to Olympic history than the marathon, and no marathon is more iconic than the Boston race that has been testing and torturing distance runners for 119 years.

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