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Tokyo governor resigns over spending scandal

Toukyo - The governor of Tokyo resigned Wednesday over spending public money on lavish hotels and spa trips, the latest setback on the mega-city's troubled road to hosting the 2020 Olympics.

Brazil acting president pushes for quick Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Brazil's interim government on Thursday pushed for speeding up the impeachment process against suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who could be forced from office just as Rio starts hosting the Olympic Games.

Tokyo governor under fire for spending on luxury hotels, pyjamas

Toukyo - Tokyo's embattled governor apologised Wednesday in the face of rising public anger over alleged inappropriate spending on everything from luxury hotel suites to children's pyjamas.

Op-Ed: Olympics good venue for redemption if Pacquiao loses to Bradley

The 2016 Rio Olympics would be a good venue for Manny Pacquiao's next fight in case he loses to Timothy Bradley on Saturday in their trilogy fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

40% of sewage entering Rio Olympics waterways will be untreated

We are only five months from the Summer Olympics in Rio and it is looking more and more like one of the big stories during the games will be the health risks associated with the events that will take place on the polluted Rio waterways.

Derelict Greek Olympic venues reopened to house migrants

Atenas - Greek authorities on Thursday hastily reopened a derelict sports hall from the Athens 2004 Olympics to house hundreds of migrants who were sleeping on the streets of the capital.

South Korean forest bulldozed to create ski run for Olympics

South Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Games, has been accused of bulldozing a 500-year-old virgin forest to make room for an Olympic ski slope.

Cyclists rides down old Olympic bobsled track

Sarajevo - A video of a cyclists riding along the Sarajevo Olympic bobsled track has surfaced. The cyclist captured the footage via a GoPro camera.

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing was officially declared the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, narrowly beating Almaty, Kazakhstan by just four votes.

How competition hurts us: An interview with Margaret Heffernan Special

What makes us competitive, either in business, education or dating, can be detrimental to our career success and overall well-being, argues author Margaret Heffernan in her new book A Bigger Prize. She spoke to us about competition's ugly side.

Op-Ed: The Olympic Games can be good for some cities

The Olympic Games have been a game of hit-or-miss for cities around the world since the beginnings of the modern Olympics. Many do not see the benefits, but it may actually be valuable for some cities.

The previous 'Robot Olympics' competition

Recent articles on Japan's possible Robot Olympics sparked a wave of interest about the concept on many sites. A previous contest was held in 2013 that could give us some insight on what the future event may look like.

Japan wants to host the 2020 Robot Olympics

The thrill of competition. Blood, sweat and servomotors? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants the country to hold an event dedicated to the athletic prowess of robots.

Nobody wants the Olympics anymore

The 2022 Olympics are proving to be unpopular with many cities as two finalists pulled out. Out of the four that remain, two are in bad shape and are unpopular. The only cities that see the games as viable are totalitarian regimes.

San Francisco weightlifting club aims for Olympic Gold Special

San Francisco - As the recent excitement surrounding this year's Winter Olympics went into a fever pitch, Abraham Lincoln High School coach and teacher Kevin Doherty was among the many cheering on the American teams.

IOC tells Brazil to speed up pace of 2016 planning

Olympic officials wrapped up a three-day visit on Friday by warning that more haste was needed in deciding which branches of government must plan and pay for the 2016 event...

South Korea to file complaint to skating body over Sochi judges

The South Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) will file an official complaint to the International Skating Union about the figure skating judging panel used at the Sochi Games which deemed Kim Yuna's routine only worthy of a silver medal.

Hockey becomes a game of four quarters

Hockey will no longer be a game of two halves at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, with the sport announcing on Thursday a change to a four-quarter format to broaden its appeal to broadcasters and fans.

Exclusive: More South Koreans set to follow Ahn abroad, says dad

More Olympic athletes are set to ditch their South Korean passports and compete for rival nations unless the country's skating union (KSU) reforms, the father of Korea's greatest sporting...

Leading Korea skating official resigns after Sochi flop

The powerful vice chairman of the Korean Skating Union (KSU), Jeon Myung-gyu, resigned on Monday as South Korea moved to put a disappointing Sochi Olympics behind it and start building for the 2018 Pyeongchan...

Swede Backstrom to get ice hockey silver medal - IOC

Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom will receive an Olympic silver medal despite being forced to miss last month's final in Sochi due to a doping offence, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.

Beleaguered Greek sports surviving on 'crumbs'

Greece's beleaguered Olympic sports federations are struggling for their very existence following a new round of cuts in state funding despite several new emergency measures announced on Friday.

Biathletes Iourieva and Starykh test positive for EPO

Russian biathletes Irina Starykh and Ekaterina Iourieva tested positive for the banned substance EPO, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said in a statement on Saturday.

Russian medal winners rewarded with luxury cars

Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi by presenting the 13 gold medal winners and 20 other podium finishers with luxury SUVs on Thursday.

Putin says Sochi Games wrongfoot critics of Russia

The Sochi Olympics "opened Russia's soul" to the world and wrongfooted critics of the host country, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks broadcast on Tuesday.

Japan's Asada wavering on retirement from competition

Japanese figure skater Mao Asada, who rebounded from a disastrous short program at the Sochi Olympics to gain the best score of her career in the free skate, is now wavering on whether to retire from compet...

Games-time disaster prevention is top priority-Tokyo governor

Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe's worst nightmare is a catastrophe hitting the city during the 2020 Summer Games and disaster prevention and mitigation tops his Olympic to-do list.

Sochi Games over, will Putin take the gloves off?

For more than two weeks while Russia hosted the Winter Olympics, President Vladimir Putin did his best to show the world that he and his country have a soft side.

Canada's Toews emerges from Crosby's shadow

While he may not get the same accolades or the fanatical following that Sidney Crosby enjoys, Jonathan Toews is also proving himself to be Canada's man for every moment.

Ice hockey: Canada's Crosby saves best for last in Sochi

Canada captain Sidney Crosby proved his mettle yet again by snapping a tournament-long scoring drought that gave his team some much-needed breathing room in a gold-medal clinching win at the Sochi ...
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1000-plus rally through downtown Vancouver on February 12  to oppose the 2010 Olympic Games
1000-plus rally through downtown Vancouver on February 12, to oppose the 2010 Olympic Games
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Tower Bridge in London adorned with Olympics rings
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Silver medal winning Britsh team in the eventing.
Silver medal winning Britsh team in the eventing.
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Shaun White was arrested in Nashville TN after being charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
Shaun White was arrested in Nashville TN after being charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
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Banksy's new art for the Olympic Games - "Hackney Welcomes the Olympics".
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Chinese Olympics swimmer Ye Shiwen
Chinese Olympics swimmer Ye Shiwen
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With the security budget slashed  security at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may be threatene...
With the security budget slashed, security at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may be threatened.
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Brazil: Training in the lake is hampered by all the dead fish washing up on the banks of a Rio de Ja...
Brazil: Training in the lake is hampered by all the dead fish washing up on the banks of a Rio de Janeiro lagoon that is scheduled to hold Olympic rowing and canoeing competitions during the 2016 games. Fish die-offs are a frequent occurrence in Rio’s waterways, which are choked with raw sewage and garbage.
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British Embassy Olympics exhibition in Croatia
British Embassy Olympics exhibition in Croatia
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With chalk still on his hands from lifting weights in the competition held in Foster City on the wee...
With chalk still on his hands from lifting weights in the competition held in Foster City on the weekend of March 7 to 9, 2014, D'Angelo Osorio, is congratulated by sports medicine attendant Dr. Christopher DeMartini, D.C. Osorio achieved the Junior American Record holder in the 94kg class of the men's weightlifting division. Osorio like the others there at the competition that weekend in March are aiming for Olympic gold.
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Aside from competition  swimming also has health benefits.
Aside from competition, swimming also has health benefits.
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Sri Chinmoy with popular runner Carl Lewis
Sri Chinmoy with popular runner Carl Lewis
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Canada s Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...
Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
Dr. Richard Robinson (at center of photo) is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College. He is also founding ...
Dr. Richard Robinson,(at center of photo) is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College. He is also founding president of the San Jose Campus Sports Council, is seen here at the 2010 Olympics with members of the Canadian team.
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The Canadian men s hockey team celebrating their gold-medal win over the United States during the Wi...
The Canadian men's hockey team celebrating their gold-medal win over the United States during the Winter Games
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China s wrestling has come a long way. [File Photo: People s Daily online/Zhenyu Li]
China's wrestling has come a long way. [File Photo: People's Daily online/Zhenyu Li]
D Angelo Osorio  the Junior American Record holder in the 94kg class of the Men s division that week...
D'Angelo Osorio, the Junior American Record holder in the 94kg class of the Men's division that weekend on March 7 to 9, 2014 at the Crown Plaza in Foster City, CA. One of many local, regional and national competitions, weightlifting is an olympic sport that is taken very seriously. Along with Osorio is chiropractic neurologist and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Christopher DeMartini. "The guy in the red shirt is Kevin Doherty, the coach and the meet director for the competition as well as the
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Canada s Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...
Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
Cops showed the good natured  sense of humor when they staked out rooftops of Illinois Dunkin  Donut...
Cops showed the good natured, sense of humor when they staked out rooftops of Illinois Dunkin' Donuts to raise money for the Special Olympics.
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The Olympic Stadium in London taken last Spring 2010.
The Olympic Stadium in London taken last Spring 2010.
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