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Most cities will be too hot to host Summer Olympics by 2085

According to a new study, researchers say that in 70 years, most cities in the world will be too hot to host the Summer Olympics.

Op-Ed: Lone wolf attacks on Olympic Games being called for by Al-Qaeda

Rio De Janeiro - In the wake of the recent lone-wolf terrorist attacks in Europe, it is not surprising that Al-Qaeda has taken to social media to call on its followers to execute 'lone wolf' attacks on Olympic athletes in Rio de Janeiro.

Free super-strong condoms for Australian Olympic athletes

Australian athletes competing in the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be given super-strength condoms as protection against the Zika virus.

Brazil may not be as ready as we think for the summer Olympics

News out of Brazil keeps getting worse for their hosting of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in August. Besides poor ticket sales, and the Zika virus outbreak, we can now add allegations of corruption and fraud.

Rio looking at 'Plan B' for Olympic swimming venue events

Olympic officials are already looking at Plan B in case the swimming venue for the Rio de Janiero Summer Olympics isn't ready for a test event in April.

Fireworks mark the end of London 2012 Olympics (video)

London - The London 2012 Olympics closed on Sunday with an impressive firework display which beautifully lit up the sky above the city. Music filled the stadium and the Olympic flag was handed on to Rio de Janeiro.

Andy Murray's Olympic gold and silver medals go to the dogs

London - British tennis player Andy Murray was so proud of his Olympic gold and silver medals, he draped them around his dogs' necks, and snapped a photo of them for Twitter.

Judo champ hits bottle-thrower at London 2012 Olympics

London - The Judo Bronze medalist gave a blow to the arrogant bottle-thrower at the London Olympics 2012, before the commencement of the 100m men's final.

Olympics media shuttle bus kills cyclist near stadium

London - An Olympics shuttle bus has hit and killed a cyclist on Ruckholt Road in East London, approximately 1.5 kms north of the Olympic Stadium.

More tickets on sale after empty seat scandal hits Olympic Games

London - The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has reclaimed 3,000 tickets from officials who are unlikely to use them and sold them to the public today.

Olympics 2012: Twitter users blamed for disrupting TV coverage

London - Games organizers are blaming Twitter users for overloading data networks with their tweets, as they attend the London Summer Olympics. According to organizers, the deluge of tweets has already disrupted TV coverage of the cycling road races.

Olympics over for drink-and-drive South Korean sailing coach

Weymouth - Coach Lee Jae-cheol has been sent back home by the South Korean Sailing Federation after he was stopped by U.K. police for drunk driving.

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Firework display at the closing of the London 2012 Olympics on Sunday.
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