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  • Sochi Olympics made $53 mln profit: …

    Sochi Olympics made $53 mln profit: …

    The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi made an operating profit of more than $53 million, the International Olympic Committee disclosed on Thursday. IOC … More »

    AFP News - 22 minutes ago
  • Nevada gambling regulators sign off …

    Nevada gambling regulators sign off …

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be … More »

    Associated Press - 3 hours ago
  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors …

    IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics. … More »

    Associated Press - 4 hours ago
  • Sochi Winter Games made $53 million …

    Sochi Winter Games made $53 million …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics made an operating profit of 3.25 billion roubles ($53.15 million), officials announced on Thursday. The … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • World beater Biles trying not to think …

    World beater Biles trying not to think …

    Gymnast Simone Biles, an early favourite to emerge as the darling of the Rio Olympics, is gearing up for next month's American Cup in her home state of Texas and … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • IOC board won't meet during Sochi …

    IOC board won't meet during Sochi …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — International Olympic Committee leaders won't be meeting in April in Sochi, Russia, in a move that signals a split with organizers of one of … More »

    Associated Press - 5 hours ago
  • Norway restores order by winning women's …

    Norway restores order by winning women's …

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Marit Bjoergen collected one of the few records she didn't already have as Norway restored some order to women's cross-country skiing by easily … More »

    Associated Press - 8 hours ago
  • WADA chief: Rio lab could be accredited …

    WADA chief: Rio lab could be accredited …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The suspension of Rio de Janeiro's anti-doping laboratory could be lifted within two months in a crucial step to ensure effective drug-testing … More »

    Associated Press - 11 hours ago
  • Murray believes grass court changes …

    Murray believes grass court changes …

    Andy Murray believes his chances of reprising his historic 2013 Wimbledon triumph may be helped by long-awaited changes in the grass court calendar. The first … More »

    AFP News - 13 hours ago
  • Prince William starts first Japan visit …

    Prince William starts first Japan visit …

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial … More »

    Associated Press - 13 hours ago
  • IOC on Rio: 'Progress,' but …

    IOC on Rio: 'Progress,' but …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the IOC inspection team wrapping up a three-day tour of venues for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro said Wednesday her … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 6:13 AM PHT
  • IOC 'surprise' at Rio mayor …

    IOC 'surprise' at Rio mayor …

    International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach voiced dismay on Wednesday at criticism of the golf course for the 2016 Rio Games by the city's mayor. Rio Mayor … More »

    AFP News - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:46 AM PHT
  • Rio officials probe source of fish die-off …

    Rio officials probe source of fish die-off …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:10 AM PHT
  • IOC head quizzed about water shortages …

    IOC head quizzed about water shortages …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach was pressed Wednesday about the severe water shortages in Brazil by a group of 100 university students during a town … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 3:33 AM PHT
  • After concerns, Rome mayor pledges full …

    After concerns, Rome mayor pledges full …

    ROME (AP) — Having expressed some concerns earlier this month, Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino is pledging his full support again for the city's 2024 Olympics bid. … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 1:59 AM PHT
  • Olsson of Sweden wins 15K freestyle …

    Olsson of Sweden wins 15K freestyle …

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — When a viral illness ruined the early part of his season, Johan Olsson wasn't sure whether he'd even get a chance at one more world … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 12:14 AM PHT
  • Love, old captain, now 'new' …

    Love, old captain, now 'new' …

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Davis Love III was on his porch in Sea Island taking part in a conference call for the first Ryder Cup Task Force meeting, and he … More »

    Associated Press - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 1:24 PM PHT
  • IOC head salutes Rio efforts

    IOC head salutes Rio efforts

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Tuesday praised preparations for next year's Rio Games despite concerns over polluted water in … More »

    AFP News - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:44 AM PHT
  • Bach says Rio 2016 Olympics will be …

    Bach says Rio 2016 Olympics will be …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Tuesday he is confident that the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be a "safe games." … More »

    Associated Press - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:36 AM PHT
  • FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking …

    FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking …

    The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. … More »

    Associated Press - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 6:36 AM PHT

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