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Government, Rio 2016 officials offer assurances

|Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

Top officials of the 2016 Rio Olympics and the chief of staff for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met for two hours Tuesday and repeated assurances that, despite well-publicized delays, test events and the games themselves will meet proposed deadlines.

Defense attorney hoping to make Olympics as skeet shooter for native Paraguay

| |Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

He was never a hunter or gun enthusiast. He didn't fire his first shotgun until just six months ago.

Ski chief Kasper voted head of winter sports body

|Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

International ski federation chief Gian-Franco Kasper has been elected head of the association of Olympic winter sports bodies.

Strike continues at Rio 2016 Olympic venues

| |Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

More than 2,000 workers stayed away from venue construction sites for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Tuesday as a strike that began last week continued without an end in sight.

Pistorius gives his account of fatal night at murder trial

| |Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius continued to testify in his own defense at his murder trial on Tuesday.

Sports chief: Brazil government must act on Rio

| |Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

The head of Olympic summer sports federations called for urgent action Tuesday to tackle the critical delays facing the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and accused the Brazilian government of neglecting the crisis.

Workers, security guards clash at Rio Olympic Park

| |Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

Striking construction workers and security personnel clashed Monday at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Games.

Pistorius testifies at murder trial

| |Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius began testifying in his own defense at his murder trial on Monday.

After Sochi, IOC turns attention to delays in Rio

| |Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

With the Sochi Olympics behind them, IOC leaders are gathering in Turkey this week amid growing alarm over Brazil's troubled preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas reunites with coach

|Sunday, Apr. 06, 2014

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas is reuniting with the coach who helped her win gold in 2012.