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RIO DE JANEIRO Top Stories

Athletes' Village, in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016-07-24, Deseret News
RIO DE JANEIRO — Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. The Games begin in just over two weeks, but the Athletes Village opens officially on...
Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey crosses the finish line to win the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) with start in Sallanches and finish in Megeve, France
2016-07-23, Boston Herald
MORZINE, France — Don't expect Chris Froome to indulge in big celebrations on the Champs Elysees. After effectively securing a third Tour de France title on...
Tom Dumoulin
2016-07-22, Denver Post
SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, FranceDutch rider Tom Dumoulin, a favorite for gold in the Olympic time trial, abandoned the Tour de France in tears Friday after injuring his...
File - Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second from right, speaks during a meeting focused on Syria and Ukraine with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on March 24, 2016.
2016-07-22, Atlanta Journal
Russian PresidentVladimir Putin on Friday called for a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia's future strategy, as the country faces possible...
Graphic: The GhanaOlympic Committee (GOC) is set for a legal battle with the Ghana WeightliftingFederation (GWF) on July 28 at the AccraHigh Court as they seek to overturn an interlocutory injunction placed on their annual Congress. The GOC were officially served...
Public Technologies: (Source: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) The Swiss vote - and the more recent popular vote in the UK in favour of a Brexit - are exceptional cases, both because these two countries are beacons for international talent...
The Japan News: AFPRIO DE JANEIRO (AFP-Jiji) — The official opening of the Olympic Village in Rio turned to fiasco Sunday with the discovery of blocked toilets and leaky pipes, prompting Australia to call the facility “not safe or ready.” Even Brazilian athletes who were...
Public Technologies: (Source: FIBA - International Basketball Federation) LOS ANGELES (Rio 2016Olympic Games) - China coach Gong Luming readily admits he expected his team to be overmatched against the USA in their exhibition game on Sunday in California. More than 19,000 fans...
All Africa: [Capital FM] Nairobi -Steeplechase great Ezekiel Kemboi has added his voice to whether Russia's athletes should be banned from the Rio de JaneiroOlympic Games over state-sponsored doping. ......
All Africa: [Observer] Joshua Cheptegei shoulders the burden of carrying Uganda's hope in the middle-distance races at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, writes JAMES SSEKANDI. ......
Indiatoday: Athletes from around the world started reaching Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics, which will take place in the Brazilian capital next month. ......
Arizona Daily Star: MOSCOW (AP) — The InternationalOlympic Committee has opted against imposing a blanket ban on the Russian team for next month's games in Rio de Janeiro. ......
Arizona Daily Star: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Australia'sOlympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks… ......
Arizona Daily Star: With the start of the Olympics fast approaching, questions about security in host city Rio de Janeiro got more attention this past week. ......
Deutsche Welle: The head of the AustralianOlympic team has described blocked toilets and exposed wiring at athletes' residences. The lack of preparedness has dealt yet another blow ahead of next month's Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. ......
Newsweek: The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook and Twitter co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects' use of both social networks. In an interview...
Public Technologies: (Source: Engie SA) Niterói, a Brazilian city with around 500,000 residents facing Rio de Janeiro across Guanabara Bay, is now the first city in South America to introduce an innovative urban traffic management solution in partnership with ENGIE Niterói,...