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2016 Summer Olympics

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Top 2016 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • World Cup has given Brazil new confidence about the Olympics

    The World Cup has done more than just lift the spirits of Brazilians who are thrilled their country is in the semifinals: It has given them the confidence to overcome delays and deliver the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on time. In an exclusive...
  • Greatness may prove elusive for Lukas Verzbicas

    Greatness may prove elusive for Lukas Verzbicas
    As he circled Buckingham Fountain on foot late last Sunday afternoon for the second of what should have been four times, when the sun was low enough to be right in his eyes, Lukas Verzbicas lifted his sunglasses and rested them atop his head. It...
  • Q&A: Coach Kiraly has the answer

    Q&A: Coach Kiraly has the answer
    If the all-sports pantheon were ever gathered and roll call ensued, volleyball legend Karch Kiraly's name would surely soon be called, perhaps immediately alphabetically following: "Wayne Gretzky?" "Here." Now 53, the San Clemente resident, three-...
  • Rio Olympic officials finally begin long-delayed construction

    Rio Olympic officials finally begin long-delayed construction
    In the midst of a highly entertaining World Cup, officials in Brazil have offered some more good news. Construction has finally begun on Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest site planned for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Olympic preparations...
  • USA Women's Volleyball: Davis grinding to the end

    USA Women's Volleyball: Davis grinding to the end
    Nicole Davis crouches, digs in, lunges and dives. She scurries about and mops the floor with her own perspiration. She grinds. For 18 years of high-level volleyball, including starting for two USA national teams that won Olympic silver medals and...
  • Match Play adopts 'World Cup-type' format for 2015

    (Reuters) - A revamped WGC-Match Play Championship will take a leaf out of the World Cup football tournament in Brazil when it is staged for the first time at the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco next year. Apart from a change of venue, organisers...
  • Coe confident 2016 Rio Games will be success

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe, the man who helped mastermind the London 2012 Olympics, says Rio de Janeiro will undoubtedly face challenges in the leadup to the 2016 Games but is convinced the event will be a success. The Brazilian city is hosting the...
  • McIlroy opts to represent Ireland at 2016 Games

    (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy says he will represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, putting an end to speculation that he may have chosen to play for Great Britain instead. The 25-year-old two-time major winner was born in Northern...
  • World Cup persuades Rory McIlroy to go Irish for 2016 Olympics

    It was almost two years ago that Rory McIlroy sent shock waves through Ireland by saying he felt more British than Irish and might just represent Britain when golf makes its Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Now, it seems, he has changed...
  • Bowman didn't expect Phelps' return

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. U.S. Olympic coach Bob Bowman didn't expect Michael Phelps to return to the pool once the world's most famous swimmer retired after the London Games. "Not in a million years," Bowman said Thursday at the Santa Clara Swim Club, where...
  • Track and field | Downers South coach Staisiunaite hurdling for another Olympic shot

    Track and field | Downers South coach Staisiunaite hurdling for another Olympic shot
    Downers Grove South girls track coach Egle Staisiunaite's summer trips to Lithuania have become routine. The next three months will be about business, not pleasure, for the 25-year-old Staisiunaite, a world-class hurdler and recent member of the...
  • As Brazil's protests shrink and intensify, analysts predict change

    Protestors in a handful of Brazilian cities have clashed with police, thrown rocks and dodged rubber bullets and tear gas canisters since last week's opening of the World Cup. But this year's protests are different from the massive demonstrations...