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Rio 2016 Olympic crisis: 5 things to know

| |Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

Blame it on Rio.

USA Curling under fire for not winning Olympics medals

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

After another last-place performance by American curlers at the Sochi Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee put USA Curling on notice.

2008 Olympic pole vault champion Hooker retires

|Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Former Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker of Australia has announced he is retiring from the sport, saying he is still physically fit but doesn't have the mental drive to continue at the top.

Rio mayor says workers must make up lost time

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

More than 2,000 workers at Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic venues remained on strike Friday, and the city's mayor warned that the workers will have to make up for lost time.

IOC warns Pakistan of possible suspension

|Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

The IOC says Pakistan's Olympic committee will be suspended in July unless it complies with rules banning government interference.

Olympic workers defy court order, stay on strike

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Striking construction workers stayed off the job at the Olympic Park Thursday — the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics — defying a court order for them to return.

Prosecutor says Pistorius shot Steenkamp after argument

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius remained on the witness stand Thursday in his murder trial and had his account of the events on the night of the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp questioned in a cross-examination by the prosecution.

Bach: IOC sending troubleshooter to Rio next week

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

IOC formally disqualifies 2 Sochi athletes

|Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

The IOC has formally disqualified an Austrian cross-country skier and Polish bobsledder who failed doping tests during the Sochi Olympics six weeks ago.

Russia: Intelligence help prevented Sochi attacks

|Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Russia's security service chief says intelligence agencies in Russia and other countries helped to prevent terrorist attacks on the Winter Games in Sochi.