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IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest in Rio

...sailing."We are not against the Olympics, but we are against the corruption...said. "They are stealing with the Olympics as an excuse."Paes has been...Bach said.The protesters argued the Olympics will bring environmental destruction...

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

...Saturday. A perfect score is 300."Archery is pretty much my 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

...treating 80 percent of the sewage that flows in the bay by the Olympics. Fifty percent is the figure they have used.In addition...athlete and stakeholder can have a room in time for the Olympics."Organizing committee head Carlos Nuzman said there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-25/ioc-inspection-team-plea
Overtime

...visit to Rio de Janeiro to check on preparations for the Olympics, which are 18 months away.The IOC's coordination...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
Michaux: US making right moves to change Ryder Cup fortunes

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-02-24/michaux-us-making-right-move
Reunion set for 'Miracle on Ice" hockey team set for Saturday

...director for the 1980 Winter Olympics. "People want to come to the Olympic village. They want to see where it happened. The Olympics itself is a big draw ? the history of it."There is excitement in the air again. Every surviving member of the hockey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-18/reunion-set-miracle-ice-hockey-te
Back in top form, Vonn favorite in speed events at worlds

...required two surgeries.The thought of this event got her through the toughest parts of rehabbing her knee."It's not the Olympics, but, to me, it feels like it," said Vonn, whose competition kicks off today with a super-G race. "I feel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-02/back-top-form-vonn-f
Oligarchs are dumping their toxic assets on Russia a year after the Sochi Olympics

...have unloaded properties built for the Olympics at a combined cost of $3 billion...economic benefits from hosting the Olympics. Promises that the games would...also found that 51 percent believe the Olympics were an economic boon.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-05/oligarchs-are-dumping-th
Jimmy Walker becoming harder to overlook after run of strong play

...the most of any American in that stretch. His world ranking is No. 13, moving him closer to his goal of playing in the Olympics.More work remains, starting with the majors, and Walker knows this.Last year was his first time playing all four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-01-20/jimmy-walker-becoming-harder
Ian Poulter puts emphasis back on his putting after reviewing statistics

...when he referred to playing in the Olympics as "a dream come true that I haven't...makes sense. Golf hasn't been in the Olympics since 1904, and Fowler was still...I believe I'm going to be in the Olympics," Ortiz said. "And I believe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-02-10/ian-poulter-puts-emphasis-ba