Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

Cyclist stabbed to death near Rio Olympic venue

In this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo, people wave flags at the foot of the statue Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, after Brazil was officially chosen by FIFA as the host country for the 2014 World Cup. Mayor Eduardo Paes expressed confidence in the security arrangements for Rio's Olympics on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, one day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America’s first games. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayor Eduardo Paes said Wednesday he was confident in security arrangements for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America’s first games.

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Japan, US paired in 1st round of Premier12 baseball event

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Co-host and top-ranked Japan has been grouped with the United States in the inaugural Premier12 baseball tournament, which features the top 12 countries in the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s rankings.

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Ennis-Hill set for 1st heptathlon since 2012 Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31.

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Triathlon latest to break with SportAccord over Vizer attack

Lifeguards observe the swimmers during the Ironman Texas triathlon, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in The Woodlands, Texas. (Eric Christian Smith/Houston Chronicle via AP)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Triathlon has joined the exodus from umbrella body SportAccord following Marius Vizer’s attack on the International Olympic Committee.

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Japan plans to scale back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

A guard stands by Japan's National Stadium which is dismantled for the renovation Wednesday, May 13, 2015. After a series of delays, demolition of Tokyo's National Stadium has been completed, clearing the way for the building of a new structure that will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Games. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country’s sports minister said Monday.

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