Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games.

Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Krakow's deputy mayor was chosen Thursday to lead the Polish city's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the resignation of the previous bid chief.

The return of Michael Phelps to competitive swimming raises hopes � and misgivings

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Baltimore Sun on Wednesday, April 16:

Yoga and prayer combine for full-body worship experience

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Worship requires neither proper place nor proper clothing. For believers, the same could be said of God's grace.

Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

Gay rights group sends petition to IOC

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

Peter Schmuck: Michael Phelps obviously misses adrenaline rush and competition

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

We should all be so fortunate to retire at age 27 and embark on an international quest to experience a world full of fun and privilege, but Michael Phelps, predictably, has come to realize that living the good life isn't going to be enough to keep him entertained.

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