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With Olympic boycott ruled out, Russians to admit some wrong

...told The Associated Press on Thursday that there will "not in any case" be a boycott of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.A short time later in a separate interview, the acting president of the Russian track federation told the AP he is...
Rio Olympic, Paralympic ceremonies to be low-budget

RIO DE JANEIRO - The opening and closing ceremonies for Rio Olympics and Paralympics will be low-budget productions compared to three years...
Swimming body criticizes Olympic organizers

MOSCOW - The international swimming federation has strongly criticized the organizers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over what it says are substandard facilities and "disrespect" for aquatic events.FINA, which oversees some of...
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Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion,' says pope

...pope's move as she walked up the steps of a church in Rio de Janeiro."While I'm against taking a life, I also know...Associated Press Writer Brad Brooks contributed from Rio de Janeiro.___Frances D'Emilio can be followed on Twitter...
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Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations...daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.Cesarean births aren't typically associated with...
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Bolt leaves 'em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

...championships Wednesday night, while also inserting that name on the "People to Watch" list for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.A muggy evening at the Bird's Nest started with Usain Bolt laughing as he cruised into the finish of his winning...
Some US rowers fall ill at Olympics test event

RIO DE JANEIRO - Thirteen rowers on the 40-member...about the water quality at venues for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, now less than a year away...local organizers to ask the state of Rio de Janeiro to do viral testing in the run-up to...
Japan beats Netherlands 2-1, to earn quarterfinals

...two of the team's three matches in the group stage.The Netherlands missed a chance to qualify for next summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of Europe's top three teams, but could still earn a berth into the 12-team Olympic field through...
American teen Ledecky wins 200 free

...Montreal, where he won the 400 individual medley. He has reunited with his childhood coach ahead of next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics."I know I need to keep working on the race," Cseh said. "My last 20 was a little bit hard but it was...
Sjostrom, Hosszu set world marks at swim games and hopefully I'm ready for that next year," said Peaty, who is aiming for his first Olympics next summer in Rio de Janeiro.Florent Manaudou of France won the men's 50 butterfly in 22.97.Nicholas Santos of Brazil finished second in...
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