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Guanabara Bay pollution

U.S. Olympic rowers' suits are anti-pollution

The U.S. Olympic rowing team will appear in seamless unisuits when they hit the bay waters of Rio de Janeiro this summer. Though many viewers will notice only the second-skin fit, these innovative suits will also be providing much-needed protection a...

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Rio's acting governor: Olympics could be a 'big failure'

The headache for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games organizers shows no signs of subsiding.

Six weeks before the Games are set to begin, Francisco Dornelles, the acting governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, told the Brazilian newspaper O Globo that the st...

2016 Olympic torch lighting ceremony

Bucket of water thrown at torch

The 2016 Olympic torch relay through Brazil has hit another snag this week.

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Reports: Irving, Barnes agree to play for Team USA

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Golden State forward Harrison Barnes have committed to play for Team USA in the Summer Olympics, according to published reports.

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Wizards SG Beal turns down spot on Team USA

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal became the latest player to pass on playing for Team USA in the Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro when he announced Friday that he declined a roster spot.

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LeBron James turns down spot on U.S. Olympic team

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has declined a spot on the United States team for the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

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Anthony, Butler among NBA commitments to US Olympic team

Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler are among the latest players who have committed to playing for the United States at the Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

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Tiger Woods: Olympic golf 'deserves' best players

He won't be there himself, but Tiger Woods says the Olympic golf tournament "deserves" to feature the world's best players.

Brazilian police at Rio de Janeiro light rail opening

Rio gets huge Brazil bailout weeks before Olympics

Brazil's iconic state of Rio de Janeiro is getting a big bailout, just seven weeks before the Olympic Games arrive.

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva

Russian pole vaulter to contest Olympic ban

Yelena Isinbayeva, long considered the world's greatest female pole vaulter, insists she will fight for a place in the Olympics at Rio in August, despite the doping ban on Russia's track and field team.

Jaguar in Argentina

Jaguar shot dead after escape during Olympic torch event

A jaguar that was part of an Olympic torch relay event on Monday was shot and killed after the cat escaped its handlers, the Brazilian army said in a statement.

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IOC backs IAAF Russian ban -- with caveat

The International Olympic Committee has backed the sanctioning of Russia track and field athletes over the country's lack of anti-doping efforts, but says individual Russian athletes could be cleared to compete at August's Rio Games.

Liesl Tesch

Australian paralympian mugged at gunpoint in Rio

Australian Olympic authorities say they want greater security for athletes in Rio immediately, after a gold-medal winning paralympian was mugged in the city at gunpoint.

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Hospital attack sparks new security concerns in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's largest public hospital and one of the five designated to treat tourists during the upcoming Summer Olympic Games was attacked by armed gunmen during the weekend, leaving one person dead and two injured.

Maracana Stadium Rio

Rio pickpocket: How Olympic tourists can protect their phones

It's witching hour in Rio De Janeiro for Pedro. The sun has slipped below the horizon, emptying the beaches and filling the nearby streets.

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    Olympic torch lit in Greece

    The Olympic torch lighting ceremony took place Thursday in Olympia, Greece, the ancient birthplace of the games.

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