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Sports > Olympics
Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.
 
The designer of the logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday denied claims of plagiarism after his emblem triggered threats of possible legal action in Europe.
 
Tokyo's 2020 Olympic emblem has triggered astonishment in Europe due to its resemblance to the logo of a Belgian theater and a separate Spanish design.
 
The United States has pledged to find a new candidate city for the 2024 Olympics after Boston failed to "deliver" on promises, International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday.
 
Tibetan activists and others are calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, saying China's human rights record after the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital worsened rather than showing a hoped-for improvement.
 
2022 Winter Games top agenda for IOC meetings
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board meetings have begun, setting the stage for Friday's vote to decide which city will host the 2022 Winter Games.
 
In energy-rich Kazakhstan starry-eyed excitement bumps up against cynical apprehension as residents of the bustling Central Asian hub Almaty prepare to find out on Friday whether their city can edge out Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
 
The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) said Sunday he would push Toronto to bid for the 2024 Olympics.
 
Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics
Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games o+n Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.
 
Jewish Olympaid to be held at Nazi-era German venue
Seventy years after the end of World War II, Berlin from Monday hosts the European Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, at the site of the 1936 "Nazi Games."
 
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