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  1. 71. news | 17 Dec 2014

    Super-bacteria found in Rio bay ahead of 2016 Olympic sailing

    By AFP

    » RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian scientists have discovered antibiotic-resistant super-bacteria thought to emanate from hospital waste in the latest bad news for the polluted bay that will host sailing events at the 2016 Olymp...

  2. 72. news | 15 Dec 2014

    Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Olympics

    By AFP

    » Rome will spearhead an Italian bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday vowing a strong campaign to win the event.

  3. 73. news | 14 Dec 2014

    Fiji sevens coach alarmed at exodus to Sri Lanka

    By AFP

    » SUVA (FIJI) - Fiji's rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan is concerned at the loss of talented players overseas, particularly to Sri Lanka, saying it threatens to derail the Pacific islanders' preparations for the Rio O

  4. 74. news | 12 Dec 2014

    Golf course aside, 2016 preparations on track - minister

    By AFP

    » SAO PAULO - Brazil's outgoing Minister of Sport, Aldo Rebelo, says the 2016 Rio Olympics preparations were progressing well, while acknowledging "problems" surrounding the golf venue which have had ecologists up in

  5. 75. news | 10 Dec 2014

    Rio organisers say in compliance with expenditure laws

    By AFP

    » RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio Olympics organisers bullishly insisted no public money would be required to finance the 2016 Games on Tuesday as they handed over accounts documents to financial regulators.

  6. 76. news | 09 Dec 2014

    Pele well enough to leave clinic, says didn't fear death

    By AFP

    » A beaming Pele was discharged from a Sao Paulo clinic here Tuesday, joking about plans to play in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after recovering from a kidney complaint that left him in intensive care.

  7. 77. news | 09 Dec 2014

    Kosovo athletes to head for Rio

    By AFP

    » The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave official recognition to Kosovo allowing its athletes to take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  8. 78. news | 09 Dec 2014

    African bid for Olympics will get support: Games chief

    By AFP

    » MONACO - An African bid to stage the Olympic Games for the first time will get widespread sympathy in the IOC after its new reforms, Olympic chief Thomas Bach said Tuesday.

  9. 79. news | 08 Dec 2014

    IOC allows two country games, lifts sports limit

    By AFP

    » The International Olympic Committee on Monday unanimously passed 40 sweeping reforms proposed by president Thomas Bach that will allow the Olympics to be staged in two countries, add new sports and creates a new Games te...

  10. 80. news | 08 Dec 2014

    IOC counts on Paris bid for 2024 Games

    By AFP

    » MONACO - Top International Olympic Committee (IOC) members are increasingly confident that Paris will bid for the 2024 Olympics ahead of a deadline of September next year to enter the race, officials said Sunday.

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