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IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest in Rio

...ecological destruction related to the 2016 Olympics.With little progress visible on Olympic...for sailing."We are not against the Olympics, but we are against the corruption around...Novaes said. "They are stealing with the Olympics as an excuse."Paes has been a strong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-28/ioc-olympics-targeted-en
Archery competition in Augusta aids nonprofit

...Baldowski narrowly missed a chance to compete in 2012 Summer Olympics.Using a recurve bow worth more than $4,500, he scored...life," he said. "Anytime you're making a run for the Olympics, you've got to be dedicated to nothing but that."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/archery-competition-augusta-a
IOC inspection team pleased with progress on Rio venues

...progress ahead of South America's first Olympics.Just under a year ago, a vice president...the sewage that flows in the bay by the Olympics. Fifty percent is the figure they have...stakeholder can have a room in time for the Olympics."Organizing committee head Carlos...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-25/ioc-inspection-team-plea
Michaux: US making right moves to change Ryder Cup fortunes

...was made because the PGA Championship is moving to earlier in the summer for one year to accommodate golf's return to the Olympics. The upshot is that players will be grinding for points closer to the Ryder Cup than ever before."I think it's a huge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-02-24/michaux-us-making-right-move
Oligarchs are dumping their toxic assets on Russia a year after the Sochi Olympics

...jump bustled with activity at the Sochi Olympics. But it made unwanted history as well...pay for what became the most expensive Olympics of all time by getting super-rich private...have unloaded properties built for the Olympics at a combined cost of $3 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-05/oligarchs-are-dumping-th
FIFA recommends plan to move Qatar World Cup to winter

...November-December to avoid clashing with the 2022 Winter Olympics.FIFA said its task force chose the "most viable period...Given that the two bidding cities for the 2022 Winter Olympics ?Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China) ? pledged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-24/fifa-recommends-plan
Overtime

...three-day visit to Rio de Janeiro to check on preparations for the Olympics, which are 18 months away.The IOC's coordination commission...broadcaster center. Brazil is spending about $14 billion on the Olympics. Auto RacingAlonso OK after crash in testingIn Montmelo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-23/overtime
Pardon Ndhlovu, Bridget Lyons claim victory at GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K

...field at UNC Pembroke. The Zimbabwe native finished the Houston Marathon in January at 2:16:51 to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.He won the Orlando Half Marathon in December 2014 and said Sunday's race was his fourth half marathon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-23/pardon-ndhlovu-bridget-lyons-clai
Americans break drought in cross-country skiing

...dominating from the start and winning by a massive 41 seconds.This is Kalla's favorite event, which she won at the 2010 Olympics and in the final World Cup meet before the championships.But her rivals for the gold were supposed to be Bjoergen and Johaug...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-24/americans-break-drou
Boston organizers unveil plans for 2024 Olympics

...is, and then translating that into a games plan for 2024," he said. "We believe Boston is the right size city for the Olympics. It's a great historic city, a beautiful city and a really walkable city."Boston goes up against potential bids from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-01-21/boston-organizers-unveil