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Sergio Garcia could be near major breakthrough

...August start in 2016 as golf prepares to return to the Summer Olympics.The move was announced by the PGA of America, which...days between the final two majors of the year.The Summer Olympics are set for Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro. STRICKER...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-06/sergio-garcia-could-be-near-
Brazil celebrates success of World Cup

...said the success of the Cup gives the country confidence in its ability to pull off its next mega-event, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.For Eliane Cantanhede, a Brazilian political commentator, the event "truly surprised everybody...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-14/brazil-celebrates-su
Facebook, Twitter gear up for World Cup fever with new features

...Netherlands. In comparison, nearly 900 million people watched at least part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. On Twitter, more than 24.9 million tweets were sent out during this year's Super Bowl, up from 13.7 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-10/facebook-twitter-gear-worl
Atlanta Braves release more details of new suburban park

...city of Atlanta, meanwhile, is considering proposals for the Braves' current home, which was built for the 1996 Summer Olympics and converted into a baseball stadium the following year.Georgia State University has proposed converting Turner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-14/atlanta-braves-release-m
NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

...outbid Fox and ESPN in 2011 for the previous rights.The new agreement goes into effect from 2021 and covers the Summer Olympics of 2024, 2028 and 2032 and the Winter Games of 2022, 2026 and 2030. The host cities for all those games have yet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-05-07/nbc-extends-olympic-deal
U.S. team leads women's bobsled at halfway mark

...great driver. Jamie's driving great as well. It's not over."Williams, a two-time sprint medalist in the Summer Olympics, is attempting to join Eddie Eagan as the only athletes to win gold medals in different sports in both the Winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-18/us-team-leads-womens-bob
Bobsledder Lolo Jones doesn't mind lack of expectations in Sochi

...that trend continues, USA-3 won't complain.Jones was surrounded by expectations as a hurdler in the past two Summer Olympics, where she didn't medal. In Sochi, she still commands attention ? naturally ? but there's no huge burden of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-14/bobsledder-lolo-jones-do
Advances will help in Olympic drug testing in Sochi

...training in the United States.The committee said Tuesday that Lais Souza, who participated in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, underwent surgery at the University of Utah hospital after Monday's accident in Salt Lake City.Details on her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-01-28/advances-will-help-olymp
Jilleanne Rookard skates to easy win at US trials in 3,000-meter

...career filled with them.Cliff-Ryan was a longtime inline skater who switched to cycling in an attempt to make the Summer Olympics. She barely failed to qualify for the U.S. team in both 2008 and 2012, then went back to skating ? on blades instead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-12-27/jilleanne-rookard-skates
Boston Red Sox's World Series title is among top stories of 2013

...Really, he hasn't. As long as you don't pay any attention to his regular workouts or his ad campaigns in the next Summer Olympics country, this is an easy choice. Give the award to ... Michael Phelps. See you in Rio, big guy! COUNTRY OF...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-12-20/boston-red-soxs-world-series-titl