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Sonny Bill Williams at Rio 2016 Olympic Games would be 'awesome' says New Zealand captain

Rio 2016 - ‎May 25, 2016‎
New Zealand's rugby sevens captain Tim Mikkelson has said it would be “awesome” to have Sonny Bill Williams in the All Blacks squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Speaking on Copacabana beach on Wednesday (25 May), Mikkelson said the two-time ...

Swiss cantons team up to vie for winter Olympic games

The Local.ch - ‎13 hours ago‎
Speaking at the time, president of Swiss Olympic, Jorg Schild, said: “With our mountains and our long tradition of winter sports we are destined to welcome the winter Olympic games once again.” “The Olympic Games could also revitalise tourism in our ...
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Paul MaloneThe Courier-Mail

Courier Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
DEFIANT Russian Olympic team bosses have provisionally named Maria Sharapova in the country's tennis squad for the Rio Games. Sharapova is serving a suspension pending the outcome of a tennis anti-doping committee's hearing of her meldonium ...
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Road to Rio: Commonwealth Games diving champion chases Olympic debut

SBS - ‎14 hours ago‎
With the Rio Olympic Games just months away, Esther Qin is on target to make a splash. The 24-year-old began her diving career in China - a country that boasts 33 Olympic gold diving medals, 30 more than Australia.
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Savannah Marshall secures place at 2016 Olympic Games

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Savannah Marshall secured her place at the 2016 Olympic Games as quarter-final victories for the middleweight and flyweight Nicola Adams saw Great Britain guarantee two medals at the AIBA Women's World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Olympic Games: Slovak Cycling Association seeks wildcard MTB place for Sagan

Cyclingnews.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Slovak Cycling Association (Slovensky Zvaz Cyklistiki) is hoping to secure world champion Peter Sagan a wildcard entry into the Mountain Bike discipline at the Olympic Games. Ranked 21st in the latest standings issued today, Slovakia has qualified ...
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Andrew Slack: late Jarryd Hayne Olympic Games bid is both selfish and self-serving

Courier Mail - ‎May 21, 2016‎
His quest for a spot in the Fijian Rugby Sevens team underlines everything that is bad about modern sport. Australia's Olympic Sevens coaches have said that had the equivalent of a Hayne come selling their wares to them, they would have been rejected.

Young shooter locks sights on Olympic games

Chinchilla News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In any time Steph does get to spend at home, she has begun looking for a sponsor to help her on her Commonwealth and Olympic Games journey. If you or your business would like to assist Steph and her family, phone Brett Pile on 0428921142.
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Rio international airport gets full makeover ahead of Olympic Games

Rio 2016 - ‎May 23, 2016‎
With less than three months to go until the start of the Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro's international airport has almost doubled its passenger capacity, added nearly 100 new shops and restaurants, and rolled out high-technology equipment to speed up ...
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Ruled out: Scott Volkers, pictured in 2004. Photo: Supplied

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The plea of Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates to have swimming coach Scott Volkers excluded from the Rio Games has been heard, with Brazilian authorities ensuring the disgraced mentor won't be accredited in Brazil in August.
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Rio 2016: Arrest threatens Aussie shooter Michael Diamond's Olympic Games dream

Fox Sports - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Iles, 16, is arguing that he shot the national federation's benchmark of 121 from 125 targets more times than Diamond and fellow shooter Adam Vella at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Diamond was bailed to appear in court next month, while his ...

Birmingham City striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen handed Olympic Games opportunity

Birmingham Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
Danish newspaper Amtsavisen claim the former Randers striker has replaced Cardiff loan man Kenneth Zohore in Niels Frederiksen's squad.

Tanzania: At Comes Up With Plan for Olympic Games Hopefuls

AllAfrica.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Dar es Salaam - Athletics Tanzania will (AT) field more athletes in topflight oversees championships with a view to increasing the number of runners qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. With the June deadline for Olympic hopefuls to seek the required ...

Women's volleyball groups defined for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The pools for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games women's volleyball tournament were finalised this Monday (23 May), following the completion of the qualifying tournaments over the weekend.

Rwanda: Nyirarukundo Turns Focus to Olympic Games Qualification

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Nyirarukundo will debut in the continent's biggest biennial event alongside her two compatriots Beatha Nishimwe and Clementine Mukandaga, who will compete in the women seniors' category in a bid to qualify for the Olympic Games set for August 5-21 in ...
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Nadal: Olympics the most important event in the world of sport

sportal.co.nz - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Olympic Games are "the most important event in the world of sport", according to gold medallist Rafael Nadal.
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Brother of Brussels suicide bomber earns spot on Belgium's Olympic team

NEWS.com.au - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Mourad Laachraoui, 21, has won gold in the European taekwondo Championships, earning a spot in Belgium's Olympic team ahead of the summer games in August. He beat Spaniard Jesus Tortosa 6-3 in the -54kg final in Montreux, Switzerland to claim the ...
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