Sep 9, 2016

Rio police want to hear from IOC president Bach

Rio de Janeiro police investigating a ticket-scalping case say they want the IOC president to explain why Ireland’s allocation of Summer Games tickets went up. Police investigators say the Olympic Council of Ireland received 296 more tickets after exchanges between IOC head Thomas Bach ...

Lochte suspended for 10 months

Sep 9, 2016

Lochte suspended for 10 months

Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next year’s world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last month’s Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced the penalties ...

Paralympics open with bang

Sep 8, 2016

Paralympics open with bang

The Paralympic Games opened Wednesday with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: “The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart.” Wheelchair daredevil Aaron Wheelz showed the spirit in the opening act. As a countdown from 10 reached its end, Wheelz raced down a ...

Aug 5, 2016

Rio mayor tells residents to 'stay home'

The Olympics may be Rio’s biggest ever party, but Mayor Eduardo Paes asked residents on Thursday to stay home as much as possible to avoid creating their biggest ever traffic jam. “Tomorrow all the athletes and journalists will go to the Maracana for the ...

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

Aug 5, 2016

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

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All eyes will turn to Rio de Janeiro on Friday when it opens South America’s first Olympic Games against a backdrop of political and economic crises off the sporting field and doping scandals on it. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete ...

Protesting Rio cops greet airport arrivals with 'Welcome to Hell' banners

Jul 5, 2016

Protesting Rio cops greet airport arrivals with 'Welcome to Hell' banners

Brazilian police protesting unpaid salaries and officers’ deaths shocked travelers arriving at Rio de Janeiro’s main airport Monday with banners reading “Welcome to Hell” a month before the Olympics. The protest by more than 100 emergency services workers, including firefighters, took place in the ...