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Brazil Top 10 in 2016; Infrastructure Project Underway; Hong Kong for Asian Games

September 22, 2010

Brazil finished 17th in the medal tally at the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images) Brazil Wants Top 10 Finish The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee wants the home team...

Olympic Newsdesk -- More Medals for Triathlon; Paralympic Addition

September 14, 2010

Triathlon Lobbies for Stronger Presence at Olympics Triathlon wants more athletes, more events and more medals at the Olympics. International Triathlon Union president M...

Six Years to Paralympics; 10% of Vancouver Olympians Injured

September 07, 2010

The Rio Paralympics are six years away. (Getty Images) Six Years to Rio Paralympics The Rio de Janeiro Paralympics are six years away. Sep. 7, Brazilian Independence ...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Olympic Sport Convention; Rio 2016 Seminar; Bolt On Beijing, London

September 03, 2010

Sports Leaders for 1st World Olympic Sport Convention Sports ministers from Britain, Canada and Brazil are the first to confirm their participation at the inaugural World ...

Rio Report -- Logo Decision; New Hotels; Olympic Seminar

September 02, 2010

Jury  to Select New Logo A 12-member jury of experts in Rio De Janeiro is set to select the winning designs for a new logo for Rio 2016 later today. While the panel ...

London Latest -- Updated -- Olympic Landmark Takes First Step; Brazil Picks London Home for 2012

August 24, 2010

Iconic Olympic Attraction Faces Crunchtime Decision The Olympic Delivery Authority gave its blessing Tuesday to plans for the 114-meter ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, set t...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Violence In Rio; Rudisha Breaks 800m Record

August 23, 2010

Shootout Raises Questions About Olympic Safety Coverage of a shootout this weekend in Rio de Janeiro focuses on potential security concerns ahead of the 2014 World Cup and ...

Youth Olympic Debut for Team Triathlon; Brazil Building Olympians

August 19, 2010

Alois Knobl of Austria crosses the finish line for team Europe 1. (ATR) Team Triathlon Debut A penalty on the final leg cost team Americas 1 the first Olympic gold in tea...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Olympic Softball Bid Goes It Alone; Rio's Logo Troubles

August 09, 2010

Softball Drops Baseball From Olympic Bid Softball will make its bid for Olympic reinstatement without joining a campaign with baseball. The International Softball Federa...

Rio Report -- 6 Years to 2016 Olympics

August 06, 2010

Members of the Sports Advisory Committee. (Rio 2016) (ATR) Major milestones loom as Rio 2016 marks six years until the Games. On Thursday, Rio organizers paid tribute to...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Brazil to become "Olympic Power"; Women's Rugby Gets Spotlight

August 03, 2010

Dilma Rouseff with Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes, and Rio De Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral on Monday. (Rio 2016) Rouseff: Brazil to become “Olympic Power” fo...

Brazilian Sports Minister Hits Back at "Unfocused" World Cup 2014 Criticisms

July 29, 2010

Brazilian sports minister Orlando Silva was in a defiant mood following criticism of his country's World Cup preparations. (Getty) (ATR) Brazilian Sports Minister Orlando Sil...