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Kyrie Irving Hasn't Spoken to Jimmy Butler About New York; Aware of Rumors - Bleacher Report

... Irving and Jimmy Butler have been pegged as possible future teammates since they will both be unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2019, but the Boston Celtics point guard said he hasn't spoken to Butler at length since the 2016 Summer Olympics.

International players to watch at Women's World Cup -

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2015, file photo, Canada's Natalie Achonwa, left, elbows Cuba's Clenia Noblet Salazar during first half action of the 2015 FIBA Americas Women's Championship Final in Edmonton, Alberta. Achonwa, had a breakout season for the ...

WADA reinstates Russia's anti-doping body - NHK WORLD

A decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA, to lift the ban on Russia's anti-doping authority is drawing criticism from around the world. WADA made the decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, or RUSADA, in a meeting of its ...

After unforgettable Rio performance, here are 20 potential Indiana Olympians for 2020 - Indianapolis Star

In two years (Aug. 9), the Olympic Games will hold the closing ceremony. How many Indiana athletes will leave Tokyo with medals? After 19 medals in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, athletes with Indiana ties could potentially win even more. Here are 20 to watch ...

Olympic gold medalist in judo Kayla Harrison of Middletown wins MMA debut -

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, a Middletown native who became the first American to win Olympic gold in judo in 2012 - and then defended it at the 2016 Summer Olympics, won her professional mixed-martial arts debut Thursday night ...

The World Cup And Olympics Are In A League Of Their Own When It Comes To TV Ratings - The18

First, overall TV viewership for the Summer Olympics and the World Cup are on par with each other. According to Statista, 3.6 billion people watched at least part of each of the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups drew a TV ...

Slideshow: The United States women's volleyball roster - Lincoln Journal Star

Position: Middle blocker. Hometown: Burnsville, Minnesota. College: Minnesota. Pro team: Pro Victoria Pallavolo (Italy). Olympic experience: None. Height: 6-4. Age: 25. Of note: She was a contender for a roster spot for the 2016 Olympic team before ...

Attorney: Martha Karolyi misspoke during 2017 deposition of Larry Nassar - Houston Chronicle

The clip was made public after the Karolyis said, in a lawsuit filed against USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, that Martha Karolyi was not aware until after the 2016 Summer Olympics that Nassar was suspected of sexually molesting gymnasts.

Brazilian police issue arrest warrants in Rio 2016 federal probe - CNN

(CNN) A stadium built for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics had construction prices inflated by as much as $140 million, Brazilian Federal Police announced on Monday. Seven arrest warrants were issued as part of the investigation into ...

MRI wins gold at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio - Health Imaging

Up against 11,000 athletes from 206 countries, MRI won gold as the most popular imaging modality at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In a study published online on Feb. 26 in Radiology, rearchers from the Quantitative Imaging Center at ...

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Everything you need to know -

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games officially over, here's a preview of 20 things to expect at the next Olympics, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. 1. While this is the third time the Japanese capital has been awarded the ...

Why (almost) no one wants to host the Olympics anymore - Vox

The Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 cost $40 billion. The Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 cost $51 billion. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro cost at least $13 billion, and the Pyeongchang Games are expected to cost around the same.

In a World Striving To Cut Carbon Emissions, Do the Olympics Make Sense? - Smithsonian

Staging the Olympics comes with a huge environmental footprint. Flying an estimated 28,500 athletes and staff to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio generated more than 2,000 kilotonnes (kt) of greenhouse gases (GHG) — not to mention the 2,500 ...

Why the Winter Olympics Has Less Doping Than the Summer Olympics - Gizmodo

Russia was banned from competing in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, a sweeping punishment for its brazen state-sponsored doping program, exposed in 2016. But even with the added scrutiny of athletes in 2018, the percentage of athletes using ...

For the sake of the games, South Korea needs to show hosting an Olympics can be economically viable - CNBC

There's a lot riding on this year's Winter Olympics: South Korea has to show that hosting can be economically viable, or the games would lose their sheen further. Hosting the Olympics has become an expensive venture, and a number of hosts — Brazil's ...

Olympian Simone Biles Has a New Title: College Student - Voice of America

Pop-out player. Simone Biles has won more World Championship and Olympic medals than any other American gymnast in history. She won four golds at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She wrote a book about her life, which was recently turned into a movie.

5 Olympic Stadiums That Were Abandoned After the Games - Observer

Only six months after the 2016 Summer Olympics, major venues in Rio de Janeiro have turned into silent buildings. At Maracanã Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies were hosted, the power was turned off because no one paid the energy bill.

These 6 Countries Are Competing in the Winter Olympics for the Very First Time (Video) - Travel+Leisure

In 2014, the International Olympic Committee recognized Kosovo's ability to compete as an independent nation, allowing the country to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Alpine skier Albin Tahiri will be representing the country's first ...

Olympics viewership is down, even as NBC pays more for the rights to air it - Recode

For the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, NBC paid $1.2 billion, or 4 percent more than the previous summer games in London, but average U.S. prime-time competition viewership declined more than 9 percent. The Rio games were the first that NBC ...

12 Olympians Who Have Side Hustles When They're Not Training For The Games - Bustle

Some Olympians score endorsement deals after becoming a household name and become a celebrity in their own right. Take Gabby Douglas, for instance. She became one of the most popular stories to come out of the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics as a ...

The 2016 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the 31st Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

Games of the XXXI Olympiad
A green, gold and blue coloured design, featuring three people joining hands in a circular formation, sits above the words "Rio 2016", written in a stylistic font. The Olympic rings are placed underneath.
Host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Motto A new world
(Portuguese: Um mundo novo)
Nations participating 205
Athletes participating 11,544
Events 306 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony 5 August
Closing ceremony 21 August
Officially opened by
Athlete's Oath
Judge's Oath
Coach's Oath
Olympic Torch
Stadium Maracanã Stadium
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The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the 31st Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

More than 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, took part. With 306 sets of medals, the games featured 28 Olympic sports, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic program in 2009. These sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city, and at five in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.

These were the first Summer Olympic Games under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidency of Thomas Bach. The host city Rio de Janeiro was announced at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009. Rio became the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. These were the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country, the first to be held entirely in the host country's winter, the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.

The lead-up to these Games was marked by controversies, including the instability of the country's federal government; health and safety concerns surrounding the Zika virus and significant pollution in the Guanabara Bay; and a doping scandal involving Russia, which affected the participation of its athletes in the Games.

The United States topped the medal table for the fifth time in the past six Summer Olympics, winning the most golds (46) and most medals overall (121), as well as its 1,000th Olympic gold medal overall. Great Britain finished second and became the first country in the history of the modern Olympics to increase its tally of medals in the subsequent games after being the host nation. China finished third. Host country Brazil won seven gold medals, its most at any single Summer Olympics, finishing in thirteenth place. Fiji, Jordan, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tajikistan, Ivory Coast and Vietnam each won their first gold medals, as did the group of Independent Olympic Athletes (from Kuwait).

Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Full HD Replay | Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Watch all the magic of the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony from the legendary Maracanã Stadium to the world. The perfect Opening for an unforgetable Olympic ...

Men's 100m Final | Rio 2016 Replay

Full replay of the race where Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins gold for the third time in a row in the men's 100m, defeating 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin from ...

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Final | Rio 2016 Replay

USA wins gold in the men's 4x100m medley final and set a new Olympic Record in Michael Phelps' final race. Watch all Swimming Finals from Rio 2016!

Men's High Jump Final | Rio 2016 Replay

Canada's Derek Drouin wins gold in men's high jump in Rio 2016. Watch the whole competition! Athletics Integrated: Day 11 | Rio 2106: ...

Aly Raisman - Floor Exercise - 2016 Olympics All Around

Aly Raisman - Floor Exercise - 2016 Olympics All Around.

Women's Individual All-Around Final - Artistic Gymnastics | Rio 2016 Replay

USA's Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman take gold and silver, respectively, in Women's Individual All-Around in Rio 2016. Watch the full session here: ...