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Sports > Olympics
Wu Ching-kuo, the only Taiwanese member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said on Monday the political turmoil in Brazil will not affect the preparations for this year's Olympic Games.
 
The chief organizer of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has expressed confidence the Games will overcome their "hurdles" after a series of problems, including a French inquiry into the bidding process.
 
Olympic refugee athlete selection begins
Olympic officials have identified 43 candidates for a team of refugee athletes who will compete in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in a "message of hope" for millions of refugees around the world, the IOC said Wednesday.
 
In a major change in the handling of positive drug tests at the Olympics, the IOC agreed Tuesday to remove itself from the process and have a group of independent sports arbitrators rule on doping cases during the games in Rio de Janeiro.
 
The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, asserting its confidence that the games will be safe.
 
Refugees to be honored at Rio Olympics: IOC's Bach
A group of refugee athletes will march together in the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in a symbol of hope for the world's migrants, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.
 
Ex-sailing CEO 'fired for opposing polluted venue'
The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC.
 
Rio gets its first 'ice bar' just in time for coming Olympics
Outside, workers are sweating in the tropical heat as they rush to finish building Rio de Janeiro's Olympic venues.
 
Findings reported by The Associated Press that track and field officials contemplated hiding the full extent of Russian doping before the 2012 London Olympics are "most concerning" and warrant further investigation, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday.
 
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