2016 Olympic Games next big challenge facing Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge.

IOC has 'more optimism' about readiness of Rio for 2016 Olympics

...committee chief Carlos Nuzman will make his latest progress report.With his term as the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games finishing at the end of August, Felli will travel to Rio more often. He plans to stay in the city for extended periods...

Cheers, jeers await FIFA president Sepp Blatter at World Cup

...World Cup is an added provocation. Even if it is a standard demand on countries wanting to play host to a World Cup or Olympic Games.Blatter, who often travels and is feted like a head of state, is a useful target for social activists and for...

NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

...this long-term agreement, the Olympic Games and the Olympic values are in...passion always showed for the Olympic Games."Brian Roberts, chairman and...sure, we are sure, that the Olympic Games will be presented in a way the...

Troubleshooter, task forces to tackle delays threatening 2016 Olympics

...Rio de Janeiro.IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday that Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games, is being dispatched to Rio several months earlier than scheduled to begin dealing with the construction holdups and...

Olympic beach volleyball medalists find new partners in run up to Rio

...while staring across the sand at her on beach volleyball courts around the world ? including the final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.Now they are partners, trying to make it to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro together."I feel like...

Davis, White give US its first gold medal in ice dancing

...is relief," Moir said. "It has been a journey to get here since 2010, a lot of sleepless nights to get to the Olympic Games. If I could only have been that 22-year-old at Vancouver."The reason we stayed in is we wanted a different...

IOC President Thomas Bach eager for Sochi Games to begin, anticipates 'spectacular show'

...We can look to ... anticipation and excitement and hope that we will have a great opening ceremony for a great Olympic Games."Russia has mounted a massive security operation to guard the games, deploying tens of thousands of police and...

Banned liquids get through security at Olympics

A temporary ban on liquids for all flights to Russia was only lightly enforced according to Associated Press journalists traveling to the Olympic Games.

As Sochi Games near Putin plays up soft image, ignores hard questions for Sochi

...Persian leopard because of the Olympic Games," Putin said. "Let's say that because of the Olympic Games, we have restored parts of the...really means to single out the Olympic Games to make an ostentatious gesture...