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  • Rio residents protest Olympic eviction with road block

    By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Residents of a squatter settlement in Brazil marked for demolition to make way for the Olympic Park protested against eviction on Wednesday, blocking a main road into Rio de Janeiro during morning rush-hour traffic. Cars were gridlocked for at…

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  • 'No problem': Schwazer says he would testify in Kostner case

    ROME (AP) -- Former Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer says he is prepared to testify in an arbitration hearing over the 16-month ban given to his ex-girlfriend and former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner.

    The Associated Press
  • Olympic ski medalist Silvan Zurbriggen retires from racing

    GENEVA (AP) -- Olympic medalist Silvan Zurbriggen says he has retired from Alpine skiing at age 33 because of persistent back injuries.

    The Associated Press
  • US beats Russia 9-2 in women's world hockey

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) -- Jocelyne Lamoureux scored three goals and the United States beat Russia 9-2 on Tuesday in the women's world hockey championship to finish 3-0 in Group A play.

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  • U.S. Olympic Committee says committed to Boston bid for 2024 Games

    The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Tuesday it was committed to supporting Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, denying a report that it may drop the bid if public support does not improve. "We believe that Boston can and should lead America's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and…

    Reuters
  • First Rio Games tickets go on sale

    Tickets for the Rio Olympics went on sale Tuesday with the first batch of a total 7.5 million tickets made available online to thousands of fans who had pre-registered via the official web portal, www.rio2016.com portal. One missing element was tickets for football matches due to be held in Sao…

    AFP
  • Sale of 7.5 million Olympic tickets begins in Rio

    Tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics went on sale in Brazil on Tuesday, with top prices comparable to those at the London Games and more than half costing 70 Brazilian reais ($22) or less. The most expensive tickets in Rio -- for the athletics, basketball, beach volleyball and volleyball finals -–…

    Reuters
  • Rio Olympic tickets go on sale despite football uncertainty

    The first phase of ticket sales for the Rio Olympics in 2016 began on Tuesday despite uncertainty about the football tournament. Nearly 7.5 million tickets are available to fans, but none for football games in Sao Paulo because the city and local Olympic organizers were not able to reach a deal…

    The Associated Press
  • No British soccer teams will play at Olympics in Rio

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain will not have soccer teams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because the English Football Association failed to gain support from the other three federations.

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  • FA confirms no British teams at 2016 Olympics

    England's Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that plans to enter British men's and women's football teams at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been abandoned. The FA wanted to enter teams for the tournament, but had to scrap the proposals after encountering opposition from…

    AFP
  • No British teams at Rio Games -- BBC

    There will be no repeat of the united British football teams from the 2012 Olympics at next year's Games in Rio de Janeiro after the English Football Association failed to get the necessary support from the other country's associations according to the BBC on Monday. The FA had hoped to send both…

    AFP
  • Chodounsky defends slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    A broken ski pole didn't discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. Chodounsky successfully defended his slalom title Sunday with a fast second run in the last event at the U.S. Alpine Championships. He edged AJ Ginnis by 0.15 seconds. First-run leader Tim Kelley was third.

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  • Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

    IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games. The inspectors' departure follows a news conference at which Evaluation Commission…

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  • US opens women's hockey worlds with win over Canada

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) -- Jocelyne Lamoureux, Kacey Bellamy and Kendall Coyne scored power-play goals in the first period and the United States opened the women's world hockey championships with a 4-2 victory over Canada on Saturday.

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  • US medal drought continues at figure skating worlds

    The medal drought for American singles skaters at the figure skating world championships grew even longer after a couple of near-misses on Saturday. Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner narrowly missed out on medals in the women's event, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, while Jason Brown…

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  • Fernandez, Tuktamysheva take golds at figure skating worlds

    Javier Fernandez is used to breaking barriers as a figure skater from Spain, a country without a long winter sports tradition. He was the first Spanish man to win a medal at a Grand Prix figure skating event and the European championships, and the first to compete in figure skating in the Olympics…

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  • Move over 'Phantom,' Coldplay getting air time at worlds

    It wouldn't be figure skating without Andrew Lloyd Webber. ''Phantom of the Opera'' is so popular a choice for skaters that the composer's music was on repeat at the world figure skating championships on Saturday as three men in a row chose it for their free skate programs. ''Phantom'' came on…

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