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2016 Summer Olympics

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Top 2016 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming

    Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming
    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...
  • London never was asked about 2016 Summer Games, Olympic officials say

    London never was asked about 2016 Summer Games, Olympic officials say
    Olympic officials have quickly stepped forward to slam a British newspaper report that London was secretly asked about taking over the 2016 Summer Games for struggling Rio de Janeiro. The London Evening Standard wrote Friday that, with construction...
  • Olympic officials deny another report about moving 2016 Summer Games

    Olympic officials deny another report about moving 2016 Summer Games
    Yet another report has surfaced quoting unnamed sources who say that Olympic officials might shift the 2016 Summer Games away from troubled Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian preparations for both the Olympics and the upcoming World Cup have suffered from...
  • Sue Bird On Anne Donovan, Aging And The Big Picture

    Sue Bird On Anne Donovan, Aging And The Big Picture
    UNCASVILLE — She was gone by dawn. Sue Bird had a chance to see Geno Auriemma's wife, Kathy, and their family. She saw Maria Conlon and Morgan Valley. And, pffft, just liked that after winless Seattle lost 71-59 to the Sun on Friday night, Bird...
  • World Cup's road to Brazil remains bumpy

    World Cup's road to Brazil remains bumpy
    RIO DE JANEIRO — In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. It will be a powerful, uplifting tribute to the "beautiful...
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  • Violence erupts near planned 2016 Olympics venue in Rio de Janeiro

    Violence erupts near planned 2016 Olympics venue in Rio de Janeiro
    As if the organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics needed more bad news, angry residents have clashed with police in a slum not far from the planned site of the Games' swimming events. Violence erupted in the Pavao-Pavaozinho neighborhood after...
  • Dancer's death in Rio triggers clashes between police, residents

    Dancer's death in Rio triggers clashes between police, residents
    SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The mysterious death of a young dancer during a police operation led to violent clashes between slum residents and police in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night that left one man dead. Residents set fires and put up barricades, shutting...
  • Phelps plans to return to competition this month

    Phelps plans to return to competition this month
    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...
  • Former U.S. Olympians help mold all-area girls track Athlete of Year

    Former U.S. Olympians help mold all-area girls track Athlete of Year
    It all began in 2005 at the Four Corners Charter School's annual field day in Davenport. Mrs. Walsh selected first-grader Kaylin Whitney to represent her class in a potato-sack race. Little did Walsh know, that competition would result in the first...
  • Michael Phelps won't make any promises about 2016 Summer Olympics

    Michael Phelps will launch his comeback from retirement on Thursday, but the 22-time Olympic medalist won't make any promises about competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I'm doing this because I want to get back in the water," he said at a...
  • Brazil police blamed for death of a woman after a shootout

    SAO PAULO, Brazil —   The governor of Rio de Janeiro state apologized Wednesday for the death of a woman shot during a firefight between police and criminal suspects and later dragged behind a police vehicle. The incident was the latest to raise...