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PV Sindhu, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps: One year since Rio 2016, how well do you remember Olympics?

If you consider yourself an Olympics fan, it’s time to prove it with this quiz.<p>The Summer Olympics are an experience of a lifetime. For the athletes, …

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Rio report reveals ‘rotten OCI culture’, says Sports Minister

Sports Minister Shane Ross has said the Rio ticket- touting inquiry has revealed an “unknown rotten culture” at the heart of the Olympic Council of …

News (Ireland)

New Life for Rio 2016 Equipment

<i>Rio 2016 Athlete and Navy Sgt. Rosane dos Santos using Rio 2016 equipment in its new home.</i><p>It's been a year since the Weightlifting competition at the …

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Becky James retires one year on from Rio Olympics silver double

Becky James, the two-time Olympic silver medallist and former world champion, has announced her retirement from cycling aged 25.<p>James won two gold …

Sport (UK)

BMX at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: one year on

Exactly one year ago, the Olympic BMX Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park was the theatre of thrills, spills, suspense and surprises as the fastest …

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Sharapova: 'I never really thought that I'd play past the Rio Olympics'

Maria Sharapova has revealed that she had considered retirement following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio – but now she intends to continue and add to …

WTA Tour

The Rio Olympics were only a year ago, but the venues look like they've been deserted for decades

Officials in Rio de Janeiro hoped hosting the 2016 Olympics would help make it a first-class city. Instead, many buildings and stadiums made for the games have gone unused since the event ended.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

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5 Tips for Leveraging Sporting Events to Drive Social Engagement – Adweek

For years, brands have tied major marketing campaigns to high-profile sporting events, capitalizing on the millions of viewers who tune in to watch …

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Double dribble: Thomaidis pushes through another busy b-ball summer doing double coaching duty

There are no tee times on the horizon.<p>Golf can wait for Lisa Thomaidis.<p>It’s a sacrifice she has been willing to make while double-dribbling through …

Women's Basketball

Other Sports: Meet Michelle Carter, the girly girl of shot put: 'I'm a full-blown athlete' | SportsDay

Meet Michelle Carter, the girly girl of shot put: 'I'm a full-blown athlete'<p>This Story is About...<p><i>This story will appear in the upcoming</i> …

Shot Put

Olympics - Ireland's Rio ticket agent was front for banned seller, says report

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The agent at the centre of an alleged scheme to illegally pass Ireland's tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics to touts was "not genuine" and was used to hide the involvement of banned ticket reseller THG, a Irish government report said on Monday.<p>The Olympic movement was rocked …

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World Junior Records in Swimming: Long Course Meters - Swimming World News

Women’s World Junior Records as of August 14, 2017<p>EVENT<p>SWIMMER<p>NATION<p>TIME<p>DATE<p>LOCATION<p>50 Free<p>Rikako Ikee<p>JPN<p>24.48<p>18-Feb-17<p>Tokyo, Japan<p>100 Free<p>Penny …

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The Olympics: the Harshest Hangover in Sports

We need to talk about the Olympics. Again.<p>A year ago, Rio was popping. The Summer Games were entering their second week, and despite anxieties about preparation, environmental hazards, security and Zika, the Olympics did that thing the Olympics tend to do, which is to push back against all the bad …

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St. F.X. cross-country and track and field bench boss retiring after 31 years

Steady, level-headed or rote. However you define the coaching character of Bernie Chisholm, one thing is clear: his no-nonsense methods have led to …

Canadian University Sports

Esports in consideration for 2024 Olympics

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Esports is being considered as a medal event for the 2024 Olympics Games, according to The Guardian. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is expected to award the …

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Canada caps nightmarish world athletics championships with zero medals

Print<p><b>By Lori Ewing</b><p>LONDON — On a dreamy night two years ago at Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing, Melissa Bishop raced to a silver medal in the 800 metres …

Olympics

Obiri wins 5,000 metres with astonishing last lap

LONDON: Kenyan Hellen Obiri produced an astonishing last lap to break Almaz Ayana's resistance, win the 5,000 metres at the World Athletics …

Olympics

Report into alleged ticket touting scandal at Rio Olympics to be published today

A report into the alleged ticketing scandal at the Rio Olympics which led to the arrest of OCI President Pat Hickey will be published later today.<p>The …

News (Ireland)

The Fallacy of the Olympics

The Olympics have a problem. Countries that have bid and won the “honor” of hosting the games are finding it increasingly difficult to manage the …

Long-form Journalism

IOC to discuss North Korea threat ahead of PyeongChang Olympics

<b>Wayde van Niekerk</b>, tired after six races in six days, doesn’t see another 200m-400m double in his near future.<p>“The only doubles I think I would …

North Korea

Olympic Task Force submits final report on how to improve India's performance in the next three Games

<b>New Delhi:</b> The eight-member Olympic Task Force, constituted to plan a roadmap to improve India's performance in the next three Olympics, emphasised …

India

Russia decrees new independent anti-doping lab

In a key step to get Russian athletes back into international action Moscow has decreed a new, independent anti-doping lab, reports said on …

Russia

A year after the Rio Olympics, gunfights continue and troops patrol the streets

On Rio de Janeiro’s one-year Olympic anniversary, thousands of federal troops patrolled the streets. And they’re going to be there for a while.<p>Brazil’s defense ministry announced the troops will stay until the end of 2018. Their deployment is in response to criticism last month from house speaker …

Rio De Janeiro

Brittany Crew places 6th in shot put, makes Canadian history

Throws 18.21 metres on cool, rainy night at London Stadium<p>Brittany Crew undoubtedly put a big smile on the face of her ailing coach Richard …

Olympics

One year on from Rio 2016 – Extreme Finn sailing – Finnally

by Robert Deaves on 9 Aug<p><b>There has been one question on the lips of the many thousands of Finn fans around the world since the Rio Olympics – ‘Where</b> …

Sailing

Australian women who rocked Rio

Sydney welcomes home our Australian Olympians1:08<p>The Australian Olympic team arrive home after competing in the 2016 RIO Olympics to family and …

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Pan American Hockey Federation Presents a Conversation with Argentina Men's Coach Chapa Retegui at Spooky Nook Sports

Team USA

Kendricks rises, Jager thwarted in final challenges

Aug 9, 2017<p>• Formerly ESPN.co.uk deputy editor<br>• Worked with ESPN since 2014<br>• Reported and edited for newspapers including the Daily Mail, The …

Sport (UK)

Catching up with Attila Biro, Hungarian Women's Coach - Swimming World News

Attila Biro. Photo Courtesy: Hungarian Waterpolo Federation<p><i>By Michael Randazzo, Swimming World Contributor</i><p><b>Attila Biro</b>, head coach for the Hungarian …

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Road cycling at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: one year on

The men’s and women’s road races at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games started and finished along the world-famous 4km Copacabana Beach. The athletes had …

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