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  1. World Cup litmus test for 2016 Olympics

    ESPN.com news services

    With the World Cup in the rear-view mirror, Rio now looks ahead to the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio 2016 director of communications Mario Andrada says the World Cup provided insight into some of the challenges of hosting an event like the Games:...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. Rory McIlroy chooses to play for Ireland in 2016 Rio Olympics

    After months of indecision over who to represent, Rory McIlroy announced Wednesday that he will play for Ireland -- not Britain -- at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  3. 2016 Summer Games -- Rio de Janeiro officials award contract for ...

    A contract has finally been awarded for construction on the long-delayed second major venue complex for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Sailing official wants water-quality tests for pollution in Rio d...

    Sailing's governing body may conduct independent water-quality tests in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympics and the site of Rio's first test event in 2.5 months.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  6. Official said Brazil will not meet water pollution targets by 201...

    Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  7. Will Michael Phelps' return hurt younger swimmers' Olympic hopes?...

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps' return to swimming will obviously help bring more attention back to the sport, but will it block the path for younger swimmers like Michael Andrew who are trying to make a name for themselves and reach the 2016 Olympics?

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  8. International Olympic Committee denies report that London could r...

    The IOC said Friday there is "not a shred of truth" to a British newspaper report that London has been approached about replacing Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  9. IOC vice president backtracks on criticism of Rio 2016 preparatio...

    A day after describing preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics as "the worst I have experienced," International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates says he's confident local organizers and "the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent games."

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  10. IOC vice president John Coates says Rio Olympic preparations are ...

    International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has slammed Rio's preparations for the 2016 Olympics, saying they are "the worst I have experienced."

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  11. Olympic workers in Rio end strike after 2 weeks

    Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  12. Golf official worried by course construction delays in Rio de Jan...

    Construction on the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro remains way behind schedule, putting in jeopardy a planned test tournament next year, according to the head of the International Golf 'Federation.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Endurance sports - Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino is adding to her ...

    Doug Williams

    Five-time NCAA track and cross country champion Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth is chasing more titles and eyeing the 2016 Olympics, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  15. Brittney Griner recalls difficulties of Baylor years in new book

    Brittney Griner reiterated that she intends to play for the United States in the 2016 Olympics, and details some of what she says led to a schism in her relationship with Baylor and her college coach Kim Mulkey in an excerpt of an upcoming book.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  16. Tony Parker clarifies retirement talk

    Nick Borges

    There was a report out of Greece that claimed Tony Parker is going to retire from basketball after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, however that would be inaccurate. "Are you crazy?" Parker told the San Antonio Express-News, via text message o...

    Blog | February 27, 2014