• Reuters5 hours ago

    Russian weightlifters barred from Rio Games

    The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Friday formally suspended Russia's eight-strong weightlifting team, effectively excluding it from next month's Rio Olympics, because of doping offences. Last month, the IWF said its Executive Board had decided to suspend for a year national

  • Rio security screeners fired one week before Games
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Rio security screeners fired one week before Games

    By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's government on Friday fired a private security firm hired to provide screeners for Olympic venues and replaced them with federal and state police, just one week from the opening of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Justice Minister Alexandre

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