Tag Archives: Summer Olympics

23Aug/16

Sponsors dump Ryan Lochte

The 12-time Olympic medalist has lost all four major endorsement deals after his tale of his alleged robbery at gunpoint in Rio enraged local officials. Fred Katayama reports.
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19Aug/16

Can money buy Olympic success?

UK Sport hails the impact of lottery funding on Team GB’s success at the Rio Olympics, as Britain celebrates its most successful Games ever on foreign soil.

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19Aug/16

CCTV footage shows U.S. swimmers vandalising Rio gas station

Security footage shows a group of U.S. swimmers, including Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen, vandalising a Rio gas station.

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09Aug/16

Action from a packed day in Rio

China are victorious in the men’s synchronized diving, Thailand continue domination of women’s weightlifting and Josip Glasnovic won Croatia’s first gold of the Olympics in the trap-shooting.

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08Aug/16

Russia appeals against Rio Paralympic suspension

China Central Television (CCTV) – An appeal has been filed against the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympic Games, a senior Russian sports official said Sunday.
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07Aug/16
photo-journalist Diana Dobson is press attaché for the Rio Olympics.

Bullet narrowly misses New Zealand Olympic official

A New Zealand Olympic official barely missed being hit by a stray bullet at the equestrian center in Rio de Janeiro, adding to the list of concerns on day 1 of the games. Continue reading

10Nov/15

Russians sceptical about WADA doping allegations

Russians sceptical about an anti-doping commission report that alleged widespread corruption in Russia, triggering one of the biggest doping scandals in sporting history.

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