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IOC Bans Russia from 2018 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The International Olympic Committee says Russian athletes will be able to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals after the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended over evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Brazil Bans Ryan Lochte from Leaving Country (He Already Left)

The judge overseeing an investigation into the early-morning robbery of U.S. swimming champion Ryan Lochte and three colleagues during the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics has banned the Americans from leaving Brazil and called for their passports to be confiscated. The order comes one day after Lochte flew back to the United States, ending his Olympic trip early.

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Report: One in Ten Olympic Committee Members Is a Noble

A Brazilian newspaper has published a dive into the world of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where nobility is vastly overrepresented compared to the greater world population, despite the group’s claims its members are those “considered more qualified for the job.”

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The Rio Olympics Is Brazil’s Reward for Trusting in Socialism

As Rio de Janeiro rings in its tenure as host city to the Summer Olympics with street violence, deadly pollution, jihadist threats, incomplete facilities, and a plague, many around the world are wondering: who thought the embattled Brazilian city would

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Israeli Victims Of 1972 Games Honored 44 Years On

Widows of two of the 11 Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics got the recognition that they had so long sought with a ceremony and minute’s silence at the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and his wife Fabiana Flosi leaves the court room of the district court in Munich, Germany, 13 May 2014. Ecclestone stands accused of paying former member of the board of BayernLB 44 million euros in bribes and taking a huge part of that sum back …

Open Season in Brazil: Formula One Chief’s Mother-in-Law Kidnapped

Criminals have allegedly abducted the mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and are demanding the largest ransom in the nation’s history, in the latest high-profile crime in Brazil preceding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.

A man exercises next to the Olympic rings placed at the Madureira Park ahead the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro May 22, 2015. REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES

Rio de Janeiro Governor: Olympics May Be ‘Big Failure’

The governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Francisco Dornelles, told the Brazilian newspaper O Globo on Monday that the Summer Olympics hosted in the state’s capital city may be a “big failure” due to the pervasive lack of funding for health and security infrastructure, leaving tourists and athletes exposed to crime and disease.

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2024 Olympics: L.A. or Bust

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced it would be focusing its efforts on making Los Angeles its choice for the coveted games.