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Yesterday | The Washington Post

Dvorak: Bethesda brother and sister sing their way to sibling harmony

Davis Gestiehr, 12, sings the national anthem at the Verizon Center before the beginning of a Washington Wizards basketball game.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Baseball

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Reuters

Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio

Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympic

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Reuters

Olympics-Rio workers vote to remain on strike indefinitely

Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games voted on Monday to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before officials from the International Olympic Committee are due to visit Rio de Janeiro and encourage the city to speed up preparations.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympic

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Rio de Janeiro squatters clash with police [MaltaToday]

A woman is detained during protests near the area recently occupied by squatters in Rio de Janeiro A huge police operation to evict hundreds of families from abandoned buildings in Rio de Janeiro has ended with violent clashes and some injuries.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The China Post

Sports stars support Taiwan Special Olympics

Former National Basketball Association All-Star center Yao Ming and legendary Japanese soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata visited a special education school in New Taipei yesterday as part of their scheduled efforts to help raise funding for Taiwan's Special Olympics national team.

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Related Topix: Yao Ming (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Olympians show winning spirit

Kenneth "Tres" McEastland III beamed with pride as he showed off the blue ribbon he won at the 24th annual Special Olympics Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Softball

The Winnipeg Free Press

'Rio 2' director talks sequels, samba and soccer as bird tale heads to Amazon

"Rio 2" director Carlos Saldanha admits the timing is pretty good for the second instalment of his samba-fuelled film franchise.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Voice of America

Rio Olympics Organizers Acknowledge Issues, Guarantee to 'Deliver'

Striking workers stand in front the entrance of the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, April 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympic

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The UConn Blog

An Interview with Lisa Leslie

The UConn Blog had the opportunity to speak with former WNBA great Lisa Leslie on Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Lisa Leslie (2008 Beijing Olympics), Lisa Leslie, Sports, Olympics, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Los Angeles Sparks, Candace Parker

Star-Telegram.com

Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza

Israel's high court on Tuesday upheld a decision to prevent an Olympic runner from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza

In this Friday, April 4, 2008 file photo, Palestinian athlete Nader Masri, 28, holds the shirt he will be wearing when competing in the 2008 Olympics, at his home in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Workers clash with guards and shots fired at Rio Park

Workers building Rio 's 2016 Olympic Park fought with security guards on Monday but although shots were fired no one was injured in the melee, eyewitnesses said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Track And Field, Summer Olympic

Mobile Radio Technology

Brazil serves as a reminder that LMR-LTE convergence issues not limited to U.S.

As host of the World Cup this summer and the Summer Olympics in 2016, Brazil has invested heavily in infrastructure to support these events.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

WLBT-TV Jackson

IOC president meets Saudi Olympic chief in Riyadh

IOC President Thomas Bach offered his support Wednesday for increasing the participation of female athletes from Saudi Arabia in the Olympics.

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Related Topix: Prince, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics

Thu Apr 03, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Serial pest Peter Hore storms ICAC

SERIAL pest Peter Hore has stormed into a corruption inquiry and assaulted a police officer, screaming about his housemate being murdered.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Michael, Sports, More Sports, Australian Open, Tennis, Tennis Players, Andre Agassi, Yevgeny Kafelnikov

WNDU-TV South Bend

MMM: Train like an Olympic athlete

But, most athletes don't know the limits of their abilities. A new program hopes to change that by giving you the advice and workouts of professional athletes.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Baseball, Sports

The Japan Times

Venlo chief eyes new Japanese talent

But the Dutch second-division side cashed in on the sale of both Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida, and chairman Hai Berden says the club is happy to continue offering a stepping stone to Japanese players hoping to make it big in Europe.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Maya Yoshida, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Yuki Otsu

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

IOC president meets Saudi Olympic chief in Riyadh

The winner of one of the largest Powerball jackpots in history has finally come forward - but he still hasn't quite revealed his identity.

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Related Topix: Prince, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics

ABC News

IOC President Meets Saudi Olympic Chief in Riyadh

IOC President Thomas Bach has discussed the issue of women's participation in sports with Saudi Arabia's Olympic chief.

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Related Topix: Prince, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Courier

Soccer gala day and Olumpic diving gold medallist visits

BALLARAT and District Soccer Association is joining forces with Football Federation Victoria to run a gala day for seven to 11-year-olds in Ballarat today.

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Related Topix: Chantelle Newbery, Summer Olympic, Olympic Diving, Olympics, Summer Olympics

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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