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Rio-NO! – Olympics sailing ramp COLLAPSES days before Games
Август 01, 2016
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Rio-NO! – Olympics sailing ramp COLLAPSES days before Games

Rio-NO! – Olympics sailing ramp COLLAPSES days before Games RIO Olympics is facing serious questions over its safety after its sailing ramp collapsed during a high tide just days before the Games begin. With the 2016 Olympics Games imminent, questions have been raised as to whether Brazil is ready to host the event. ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia not given blanket ban by IOC
Июль 25, 2016
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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia not given blanket ban by IOC

Russia will not receive a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country's doping scandal, an Olympic source has told the BBC. Instead, the International Olympic Committee will leave it up to individual sport's governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be allowed to take...

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Brazil Says ISIS Recruits Arrested as Olympics Approach
Июль 21, 2016
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Brazil Says ISIS Recruits Arrested as Olympics Approach

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice announced today the arrest of 10 alleged ISIS recruits who the ministry says pledged allegiance to the Syrian-based terrorist group and were discussing possible attacks during the Rio Olympics. Authorities are seeking two additional individuals, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said. The...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month’s Games
Июль 21, 2016
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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month’s Games

A decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from Rio 2016 over the country's alleged state-sponsored doping regime has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Russia's athletics federation was suspended by the sport's world governing body, the IAAF, after an independent report found evidence of...

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Brazil reviews security measures ahead of Rio Olympics
Июль 16, 2016
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Brazil reviews security measures ahead of Rio Olympics

The Brazilian government has met to reassess security measures ahead of next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The review follows the attack in the French city of Nice on 14 July which left at least 84 people dead. The government said that the measures may make attending the games less comfortable for visitors but...

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Brazil Olympics: France warned of attack plan on Rio team
Июль 15, 2016
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Brazil Olympics: France warned of attack plan on Rio team

France was informed of a planned terror attack on its team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the head of French military intelligence has said. Gen Christophe Gomart told a parliamentary commission in May that a "partner agency" warned of the plot by a Brazilian Islamist militant. No further details were given....

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Travelers beware: Zika not covered by some travel insurance plans
Июнь 19, 2016
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Travelers beware: Zika not covered by some travel insurance plans

As the threat of the Zika Virus looms, some travelers are choosing to cancel trips to highly affected locations like Venezuela, Cape Verde and Brazil, which is set to host the Summer Olympics this August. Fear of the virus has led athletes, spectators, and reporters to back out of plans to attend the games. However, Zika is not...

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London 2012 Olympics: 23 competitors return positive drug tests
Май 28, 2016
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London 2012 Olympics: 23 competitors return positive drug tests

Olympic chiefs have announced 23 competitors at the London 2012 Games have failed retrospective doping tests. Those athletes are from five different sports and six different countries. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested 454 selected doping samples from the 2008 Games in Beijing and a further 265 from London...

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Olympics terror: Chance of Islamic State terror on Rio games is INCREASING, experts warn
Апрель 15, 2016
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Olympics terror: Chance of Islamic State terror on Rio games is INCREASING, experts warn

THE threat of an Islamic State terror attack on the 2016 Rio Olympic games is increasing, according to security officials. Brazil’s national intelligence agency has warned the threat of a terror attack by death-crazed jihadis is rising, less than four months before the games begin in August. Counterterrorism director Luiz...

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