Tag: 2016 Olympics

(AFP) - Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama scrapped plans Thursday …

Fiji To Keep Union Jack On Flag After Olympic Glory

(AFP) – Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama scrapped plans Thursday to change his country’s flag as the feel-good factor envelops the Pacific nation following a first Olympic gold medal. Bainimarama had been keen to dump the existing standard which incorporates

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Olympic Rivals Question Britain’s Mystery Cycling Advantage

(AFP) – Germany’s Olympic sprint gold winner Kristina Vogel has complained that her dominant British rivals have an unfair advantage though she is not sure what it is. Several riders in Rio have grumbled about Britain’s cycling hegemony for the

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Brazil Probes Second Islamic State Fan Ring After Journalist Infiltrates Group

Following the arrest of thirteen men who had expressed an interest in committing a terrorist attack in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS) at the upcoming Summer Olympics, Brazilian authorities confirmed they are investigating a second ring of radical Muslims exposed after a Brazilian journalist went undercover as a fellow ISIS fan.

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Not Done Yet—Kobe Bryant May Play in 2016 Olympics

After announcing Sunday he plans to hang up his sneakers at the end of the 2015-16 NBA season, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant may play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

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Desertion by Islamic State Fighters Is Up, Raising Fears of Attacks in the West

Army Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), said Sunday that jihadists appear to be deserting the group in growing numbers, leaving ISIS strongholds badly secured but prompting new concerns that defecting jihadists will return home battle-hardened and ready to execute “lone wolf” attacks.