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San Antonio in middle as Rio readies for Pan Ams and USOC aids Chicago

June 19, 2007

Rio, which had support from its Olympic committee and every level of government in 2002, is using the Pan Am Games to impress the International Olympic Committee, which is con...

Putin Plans Key Role in Russia's Olympics Bid, Fetisov Says

June 20, 2007

The Sochi team, supported by companies including OAO Gazprom and athletes such as former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, trails Austria's Salzburg and South Korea's Pyeong...

Charm factor will help us, says Sochi bid chief

June 27, 2007

Chernyshenko, an advertising guru and born in Sochi, added that the fact Russian president Vladimir Putin would be leading the delegation to Guatemala City for the vote on Jul...

2014 Winter Games race a dead-heat: experts

June 30, 2007

In an index of 11 main criteria drawn up by the Around the Rings (ATR) Web site (, which specializes in the Olympic movement, the three cities are tied ...

2014 race is too close to call

June 26, 2007

The ATR Power Index, which was released Monday, is the final ranking before the July 4 vote. It’s the first time cities bidding for either the Winter or Summer Olympic Games h...

Sochi's 2014 Bid Comes Down to the Wire

July 02, 2007

As he leaned forward to pluck a purple grape from a futuristic, steel bowl, Chernyshenko broke the office's holy law. "If ... I mean when Sochi is victorious, there may be a p...

Swiss weigh up Olympic future

July 07, 2007

[Jorg] Schild remains optimistic however that money was not the only issue at stake in Guatemala. "I cannot imagine that it was only about politics and economic power. I say t...

Brazil Tries to Polish Sports Resume

July 07, 2007

Rio is idyllic, with its striking emerald hills and white sand beaches. But the city of six million is struggling to contain brutal gang violence in its teeming slums, and the...

Brazil is home for Pan Ams, but not likely to contend

July 10, 2007

The United States is expected to bring only a few of its top athletes, but not even that is likely to boost the host nation's chances to surge to the top. "Brazil will be able...

Low wattage

July 10, 2007

[Carlos Roberto] Osorio noted that another bonus for the athletes is the possibility of securing berths for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Twelve of the 44 sports will award sp...

Chicago Goes To Rio For 2016 Olympic Bid

July 10, 2007

(CBS) CHICAGO Mayor Daley is about to take the city’s Olympic committee on a trip to Rio, but will international competition mean trouble in paradise when they get there? It’s...

Daley to size up Rio for 2016

July 13, 2007

Since May, at least 45 people have died and 80 have been injured in the crackdowns. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has warned if violence spills over into the P...

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