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    • IOC undecided over refugee team for Tokyo 2020 Games

      IOC undecided over refugee team for Tokyo 2020 Games

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The newly-formed refugee team competing at this year's Olympics was one of the highlights in Rio de Janeiro but it is not clear if it will compete at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday. The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees in June in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and it was one of the feel-good stories of the Rio Olympics. The team in Rio was to remind the world of the situation (of refugees)," Pere Miro, the IOC's Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement, told reporters. More »

      Reuters - 35 minutes ago
    • Olympics-IOC undecided over refugee team for Tokyo 2020 Games

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The newly-formed refugee team competing at this year's Olympics was one of the highlights in Rio de Janeiro but it is not clear if it will compete at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday. The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees in June in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and it was one of the feel-good stories of the Rio Olympics. The team in Rio was to remind the world of the situation (of refugees)," Pere Miro, the IOC's Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement, told reporters. More »

      Reuters - 43 minutes ago
    • Rio 2016, the most perfect imperfect Games - IOC

      Rio 2016, the most perfect imperfect Games - IOC

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics may not have been perfect but organisers exceeded expectations given the political and economic situation in the South American country, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday. Rio, the first Olympic host city on the continent, had to grapple with a protracted political crisis, the worst recession in more than 80 years and a string of organisational problems due to a lack of cash. The run-up to the Games was an obstacle course for local organisers and the IOC had to put up hundreds of millions of dollars of its eventual contribution before the start of the Olympics to help out. More »

      Reuters - 49 minutes ago
    • Olympics-Rio 2016, the most perfect imperfect Games - IOC

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics may not have been perfect but organisers exceeded expectations given the political and economic situation in the South American country, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday. Rio, the first Olympic host city on the continent, had to grapple with a protracted political crisis, the worst recession in more than 80 years and a string of organisational problems due to a lack of cash. The run-up to the Games was an obstacle course for local organisers and the IOC had to put up hundreds of millions of dollars of its eventual contribution before the start of the Olympics to help out. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
    • Rio 2016, US election and ‘Pokemon Go’: Twitter’s top trends in 2016

      Twitter has released a list of its top trends through the year and the Olympics in Rio, the U.S. election and hit mobile game "Pokemon Go" made the top three. More »

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