Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Russia sees off first contestants on flight to Brazil
Июль 28, 2016
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Rio 2016: Russia sees off first contestants on flight to Brazil

About 70 members of Russia's Olympic team have left a Moscow airport for Brazil to take part in Rio 2016 while others stay at home, banned for doping. Members of the volleyball, handball, boxing, synchronised swimming and table tennis teams were seen off at Sheremetyevo Airport. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) wanted...

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Rio 2016: Russia’s Darya Klishina cleared to compete as ‘neutral’
Июль 11, 2016
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Rio 2016: Russia’s Darya Klishina cleared to compete as ‘neutral’

Russian long jumper Darya Klishina has been cleared to compete as a "neutral" athlete at the Rio Olympics. In total, 136 Russians applied to an IAAF doping review board for "exceptional eligibility", as the country's athletics federation is banned from international competition. But the Russian Olympic...

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Rio 2016: ‘Welcome to Hell’ warn police
Июнь 29, 2016
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Rio 2016: ‘Welcome to Hell’ warn police

There was a nasty surprise awaiting passengers in the arrivals hall at Rio De Janeiro's Galeao International Airport on Monday. Along with the relatives carrying flowers and taxi drivers waiting with name boards there were lines of off-duty police with banners that had a far more ominous message: "Welcome to...

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Rio 2016: Jaguar in Amazon torch relay shot dead
Июнь 22, 2016
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Rio 2016: Jaguar in Amazon torch relay shot dead

  A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay at a zoo in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army said. The female jaguar escaped its handlers after the ceremony on Monday and attacked a soldier, a spokesman said. Four tranquiliser darts failed to stop it and a soldier shot it with a...

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