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From Hitler to superpower boycotts: threats to the Olympic Games

ABC Online - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The 1936 Olympics were awarded to Berlin in 1931, but two years later Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, leading to serious issues with the 11th Olympiad.
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Lausii Taliauli close to new deal as Henry Speight gets Olympic Games lifeline

The Canberra Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Henry Speight's Rio Olympic Games dream is still alive after the ACT Brumbies flyer was included in the Australian sevens squad as a travelling reserve.

When Olympic dreams become nightmares

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Dawn Fraser had won the gold medal in the 100m freestyle for the third time in three Olympics at the 1964 Games in Tokyo when she opted for a night of hijinks with doctor Howard Toyne and hockey player Des Piper.
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CAC will be well-represented in Rio Olympic Games

TriValley Central - ‎5 hours ago‎
A mini-United Nations of former Central Arizona College track and field athletes will be competing on the world stage next month in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. “It's not like it's a surprise because we knew they were going to get there eventually ...

Phwoar! McEvoy as you've never seen him before - ‎14 hours ago‎
“[Our relationship] is another escape route from swimming, but she is also a great support.” But many swimmers have stood where McEvoy now stands - on the cusp of an Olympic Games, modelling their chiselled, bronzed physiques in photo shoots, signing ...

From doping to disqualification: Australia's biggest Olympic controversies - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Watson is the only Australian athlete to fail a drugs test at an Olympic Games, blaming his excessive caffeine levels at the 1988 Seoul Games on too much coffee.
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Police dog turns on handler while training for Rio Olympic Games

Yahoo7 News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Safety fears at next month's Rio Olympic Games continue to grow with vision of a police dog attacking his handler adding to the woes.
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Rio 2016: Australia's Matildas lose 3-1 to Brazil in pre-Olympic Games friendly

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gorry was marched for second yellow card in the 50th minute, when the Matildas held a 1-0 lead in their sole warm-up for the Rio Olympics. "When the game was 11 v 11, it was certainly more in our favour than it was for them," Stajcic said. "Playing 40 ...
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From playing alongside boys to the Olympic Games, Emily Scott's sevens journey AU - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Scott, 24, will represent Team GB in next month's Rio 2016 Olympic Games as rugby sevens makes its debut at the top table of sporting competition.

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

Council on Foreign Relations - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Olympics have evolved dramatically since the first modern games were held in 1896. In the second half of the twentieth century, both the costs of hosting as well as the revenue produced by the spectacle grew rapidly, sparking controversy over the ...
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Let's get jousting in the Olympic games

South Wales Argus - ‎15 hours ago‎
IT is a story that had me checking my calendar to make sure I hadn't been teleported back or forward to April 1. But no, English Heritage appears to be deadly serious about lobbying for jousting to become an Olympic sport. In a run-up to the Rio Games ...
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Sins of troubling 1976 Olympic Games endure in Montreal

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Montrealers tend to think that there's too little remaining from Expo 67 and far too much left from the 1976 Olympic Games. The city's recent past might have been very different if the Olympic Stadium had been as easy to clear away as most of Expo's ...
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Grant Hackett's surprising Olympic Games role

The New Daily - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli edged him by 0.69 seconds for gold in the 1500m freestyle at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
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Christian Louboutin Dresses the Cuban National Team for the 2016 Olympic Games

Forbes - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Fashion and Cuba are having a love affair at the moment. For the longest time, the island nation has been on the outskirts of the industry—not unlike similar states in the region.
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Confident Dolly makes bold prediction ahead of Rio Olympic Games

Times LIVE - ‎16 hours ago‎
Keagan Dolly has thrown caution to the wind and maintains that coach Owen da Gama's SA under-23 charges have enough talent in their ranks to exit the group stages of the men's football tournament at the Rio Oympic Games next month.
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Attack revives horror of hostage crisis at 1972 Olympic Games

The Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The shootings at a shopping mall in Munich last night recalled the most notorious terrorist attack in German history, when Palestinian militants took Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Eleven Israelis died, along with a German police ...

IMC/SPORTSMAX secures broadcast rights for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Jamaica Observer - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
KINGSTON, Jamaica - International Media Content Ltd. (IMC), parent company of SportsMax and a subsidiary of Digicel Group, announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the ...