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  1. Work on 2016 Rio Olympics golf course could be halted

    Like other delayed venues for the beleaguered Rio 2016 Olympics, work on the golf course has fallen behind schedule.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014
  2. Rio mayor acknowledges venues behind schedule

    With IOC officials in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to monitor progress on the 2016 Olympics, the city's Mayor Eduardo Paes acknowledged that work on a large cluster of venues is far behind schedule.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  3. 2016 Rio Olympics aim for record sponsorship haul

    With public money for the 2016 Olympics getting tougher to find, Brazilian organizers are scrambling to raise record amounts of local sponsorship revenue to cover any budget shortfall and avoid a government handout.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  4. IOC backs peaceful protest in Brazil, supports 2016 Olympics

    The IOC is "fully supportive of peaceful protest" in Brazil and confident the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will bring major benefits to the city and country.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  5. Rio de Janeiro addresses hotel shortage for World Cup

    Associated Press

    Rio de Janeiro is hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, so local officials are scrambling to solve a chronic hotel bed shortage in creative ways.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  6. FIBA chief says no age limit coming for 2016 Olympics

    Marc Stein

    NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  7. Dartmouth's Alex Magleby leads US rugby's revival

    Scott Barboza

    Dartmouth's Alex Magleby is at the forefront of rugby's Olympic return.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2012
  8. Brazil police chief Roberto Troncon Filho preparing for 2014 Worl...

    The head of the federal police in Sao Paulo is braced for a high terror threat during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, one of the few times a top security official has addressed such concerns in the South American country.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  9. Brazil names Aldo Rebelo new sports minister for 2014 World Cup, ...

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed a Communist Party congressman as the country's new sports minister on Thursday, replacing an official from the same party who resigned while fighting corruption allegations.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  10. Beach soccer? We can do better than that

    Jim Caple

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday he wants beach soccer included in the 2016 Olympics because the sport originated in the host city of Rio de Janeiro. I think this is a great idea because pretty much the one complaint most people have about t...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  11. FIFA president Sepp Blatter pushes for beach soccer at Rio Olympi...

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter is pushing for beach soccer to be included in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  12. Brazilian Congress seeks to limit powers of FIFA, IOC

    Brazilian lawmakers plan to limit the powers of FIFA and IOC over projects related to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  13. Brazil approves changes to expedite World Cup work

    Brazil's lawmakers have approved changes that could reduce the amount of bureaucracy stalling construction work for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  14. Olympic deja vu as Qatar beats U.S. for World Cup bid

    Sarah Spain

    America was again dealt defeat, as Pasadena and its new Rose Bowl lost the bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. So far the puns are coming fast and furious; already spotted are mentions of Qatarade and Qatar Hero, no doubt Q-Atari is coming soon.

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2010
  15. Pele, Cielo get behind Rio bid for 2016 Olympics

    Brazil's president says he's not worried about U.S. President Barack Obama's pitch for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2009
  16. Madrid organizers hope IOC recalls success of Barcelona Games

    Madrid organizers trying to land the 2016 Olympics are counting on memories of the enormously successful 1992 Barcelona Games to help their cause.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2009