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  • Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top

    Cirque du Soleil has become a haven for athletes that don’t have the luxury of a professional league or other highly competitive outlets

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  • IOC's own bitter lessons could prove useful for FIFA

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA could learn from the lessons of the International Olympic Committee's own bribery affair as it battles to survive the biggest corruption scandal world soccer has ever seen. U.S. prosecutors issued an indictment on Wednesday accusing nine FIFA officials,…

  • Japanese parliament enacts bill to create Olympics minister

    The Japanese parliament has enacted a bill to create a ministerial post in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics minister will coordinate work among related government agencies ahead of the games. Toshiaki Endo, a former senior vice education minister, is seen as the top candidate and…

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  • Green oasis rises in heart of Rio slum

    The stench of rotting dog corpses used to waft through Mauro Quintanilha's Rio slum home. It took a decade and lots of help from volunteers, but Quintanilha moved that stinking mountain. Although locals enjoy an unrivalled view over some of Rio's most plush districts, their favela, like most…

  • Boston leader assures IOC on securing support for 2024 bid

    The new leader of Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics assured the IOC on Wednesday that local residents will support the effort once they've been fully informed of the plans and the long-term benefits of the games. ''Our point today was that an informed public is our best ally,'' Steve…

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  • Winter sports federations drop out of SportAccord

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Winter Olympics sports federations (AIOWF) on Wednesday left SportAccord, suspending any collaboration with the umbrella organization in the latest fallout following a row with the International Olympic Committee, AIOWF said. In a letter to SportAccord…

  • Olympic speedskater Morrison eyes return after accident

    Denny Morrison came back from a broken left leg to win Olympic speedskating medals. Before breaking his right leg and sustaining numerous other injuries in a motorcycle accident May 7 in Calgary, the three-time Olympian was in New Zealand preparing to climb a mountain in Tongariro National Park. …

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  • Olympic powerbroker turns back on Vizer, backs Thomas Bach

    A senior Olympic powerbroker turned his back on Marius Vizer on Tuesday and threw his full support behind IOC President Thomas Bach in the latest backlash against the leader of umbrella body SportAccord. A non-Olympic sport, orienteering, meanwhile raised the possibility of breaking with…

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  • Only 1 winner, 1 loser in Vizer's Olympic fight with IOC

    Marius Vizer picked the wrong battle when he decided to publicly take on the IOC in his role as president of SportAccord, an umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations. Hardly a day has gone by without several federations or Olympic officials turning their back on Vizer after he ripped…

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  • Peru pulls out of hosting Marius Vizer's World Combat Games

    The Olympic backlash against Marius Vizer widened, as Peruvian organizers pulled out of hosting one of his showcase multi-sports events and basketball became the latest federation to suspend ties with his umbrella body. The Peruvian Olympic Committee notified Vizer it was withdrawing as host of…

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  • “If you are single and over 45, this is addicting”

    No games. Just real women looking for a faithful guy. Click to see pics of local women.

  • Ghana cheated in Olympics qualifier, claims Le Roy

    Congo Brazzaville coach Claude le Roy accused Ghana of fielding over-age footballers this weekend in a 1-0 Rio Olympic Games qualifying victory. "Congo play by the rules and Ghana do not. "I coached some of these Ghanaians seven years ago for an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier…

  • Memorial for stabbed doctor in Brazil amid fresh violence

    Dozens of cyclists Saturday gathered in Rio to pay homage to a doctor fatally stabbed on his bike, amid a spate of attacks in the city ahead of next year's Olympic Games. The doctor, Jaime Gold, died in hospital after he was attacked near the popular Rodrigo de Freitas lake, close to the site that…

  • Olympic construction workers end strike

    Striking Rio Olympics construction workers said Friday they had ended their stoppage after winning their demand for an eight percent pay rise. Work on some of the venues for next year's Games came to a partial halt Tuesday when some 70 percent of 12,000 workers preparing South America's first…

  • Summer Olympic sports chief to Vizer: You don't represent us

    Marius Vizer's latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body. The head of the association of summer Olympic sports told Vizer in a sharply-worded letter to stop speaking on behalf of the federations,…

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  • US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

    Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. The high-level American delegation will be at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, next…

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  • Rome mayor wants Olympic medal ceremonies at Colosseum

    Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino proposed Friday that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if the Italian capital wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Marino was meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach and bid committee officials, as well as Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Giovanni Malago,…

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  • John Coates re-elected as head of sports arbitration court

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Australian Olympic official John Coates has been re-elected president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.

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