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Sports > Olympics
Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.
 
Indonesian Olympic lifters say Ramadan no heavy weight
Indonesian Olympic medalist Triyatno had a look of pained determination on his face as he hauled a 180 kilogram barbell into the air -- no mean feat for a weightlifter fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
 
Russian Olympians could be competing under their own flag
Some Russian track and field athletes could be competing under their own flag at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after all.
 
Jaguar used in Olympic torch event killed in Brazil
A jaguar trotted out for the Olympic torch's passage through Brazil's Amazon was killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers and threatened a vet, the Brazilian military said Tuesday.
 
Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio
In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because the country has failed to do enough to clean up a deep-rooted doping system that tainted athletes who may be clean.
 
Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games
Russia's track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated "from the top down" and tainted the entire team.
 
Russia demands all Olympic retests thrown out
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko wants all retested doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics to be thrown out because of alleged flaws in the reanalysis process.
 
The Arena Olimpica
Workers set up the structure for the Arena Olimpica beach court at Copacaban beach where the beach volleyball tournament will be held at the upcoming Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, June 6.
 
Olympic leaders took action on two fronts Wednesday, ramping up efforts to keep drug cheats out of the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and recommending the inclusion of baseball-softball and four other sports for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
 
A Taiwanese Olympian may be awarded a belated gold medal following recent international reports that indicated that the original top finisher is due to have results disqualified amidst evidence of doping.
 
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