RIO DE JANEIRO - Robson Conceicao couldn't step up onto a medal podium without thinking about where his climb began.His mind is never far from his impoverished neighborhood, where he discovered and honed a boxing talent that finally lifted him ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The first Olympics in Brazil are underway - aptly with soccer games in the sport's spiritual home and a win for the hosts.In Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Stadium, the Brazilian women's team eased ...
Aug 4, 2016
MARC Leishman won't be playing golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.Leishman on Thursday joined a list of leading golfers who are ...
May 5, 2016
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to shut down All-Star forward Anthony Davis for the rest of this season, and his future with the US Olympic team for this summer's Rio Games is in doubt as well. ...
Mar 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - As the bulldozers went to work yet again, tearing down another home in a contested slum on the edge of Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic Park, a huge cloud of dust enveloped the crumbling cinderblock shack next ...
Mar 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Facing severe budget cuts in almost all aspects of the games, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics are boosted by Panasonic signing on as a sponsor of the opening and closing ceremonies.In a statement, the Japanese electronics company said ...
Jan 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Organizers have announced the basic outline of ticket prices for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.Organizers said Tuesday that 7.5 million tickets will be issued for the Rio Games. Half of them - 3.8 million - will ...
Sep 17, 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) by The ...
May 18, 2014
RIO de Janeiro's mayor has responded to the high number of complaints about the city's preparations for the 2016 Olympics by saying sports federations are making too many unnecessary demands for the games.Eduardo Paes said he expects ...
Apr 26, 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO - With public money for the 2016 Olympics getting tougher to find, Brazilian organizers are scrambling to raise record amounts of local sponsorship revenue to cover any budget shortfall and avoid a government handout.In an exclusive interview with The ...
Nov 7, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO - Olympic organizers say they might have to use US$700 million in government money to meet the operating budget for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.Leo Gryner, chief operating officer of the organizing committee, said Friday that as ...
Aug 3, 2013
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