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Two people killed after collapse of cycle-way hailed as major Rio 2016 legacy project

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At least two people have been killed following the collapse of part of a new cycle-way built in order to connect the centre of...

Athens champion Kostevych sets sights on Rio 2016 gold after World Cup victory

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Former Olympic champion Olena Kostevych set her sights on another gold medal at Rio 2016 after winning the 10 metre air pistol title at the...

Brazilian police make arrests as part of Rio 2016 ticket tout probe

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Brazilian police have arrested 10 people for allegedly attempting to resell Rio 2016 Olympic tickets at high prices on social media accounts. More than 700...

Brazilian President Rousseff set to miss Rio 2016 after Lower House supports impeachment

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff moved one step closer to being removed from office after a motion for her impeachment gained the necessary two-thirds majority...

United States projected to win 99 medals at Rio 2016

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The United States have been projected to win close to 100 medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, according to the latest version of...

“Soft opening” planned for subway extension during Rio 2016 in which only Olympic cardholders...

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Only a "soft opening" of the subway extension due to link the main Rio 2016 Games hub at Barra de Tijuca with the Rio...

Brazilian security head admits fears of terrorism during Rio 2016 rising due to attacks...

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Brazil is facing a rising terrorist threat from bodies including Islamic State (IS) and other extremist groups ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and...

USOC chief executive claims to be unaware of “single athlete” planning to miss Rio...

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United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun has moved to downplay the risk of Zika virus in the face of a multitude...

IOC to lead anti-doping taskforce ahead of Rio 2016

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to lead an anti-doping taskforce in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics in August. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) will...

More than a million march in Brazilian anti-Government protests with Rio 2016 looming

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Up to 1.4 million people have taken to the streets to call for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff with less than five...

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