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Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

12 hours agoHealth / Fitness : Yahoo: Fitness

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.

Photos: Special Olympics World Games Golf, Los Angeles 2015

USA's Scott Rohrer posted an astounding 9 birdies in his second round 69,

Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

15 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The AP commissioned tests over a five month period. Experts who reviewed the results found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or even boating.

Luxury listing of the day: Bellalago on Lake Washington, Seattle

When you've got 2.2 acres of land facing Lake Washington, the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains, you'd better put a spectacular structure on that property. It's safe to say that the estate known as Bellalago, on the market for $32.8 million, fits the bill...

China's proposed site for the 2022 Winter Olympics is also the country's 'fur capital'

Zhangjiakou (China) (AFP) - China's proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country's "fur capital" is also home to tens of thousands of caged rabbits and mink bred for their skins. Show More Summary

'Rio's filth' is already spoiling the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. Show More Summary

Over a century of Olympic archives preserved thanks to PAM: the IOC’s efforts rewarded

Thanks to PAM, more than a century of Olympic history has been conserved. Indeed, over 2,000 hours of film, 33,000 hours of video, 8,500 hours of audio sequences and 500,000 photographs were in danger of disappearing. In addition, 2,000 archive documents and 20,000 Olympic Museum artefacts needed modernised document processing. Show More Summary

2015/2016 Advanced Research Grants Awarded

In the framework of the second edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, the IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the...Show More Summary

A weekend of sport for IOC President Thomas Bach

A guest of the International Golf Federation (IGF) at St Andrews, the IOC President got a first-hand look at some of the world’s best golfers, who will be returning to the Olympic Games next summer in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 1904. Show More Summary

Edith Bosch on the joy of the podium

Born in the northern Dutch city of Den Helder on 31 May 1980, judoka Edith Bosch was only 20when she got her first taste of Olympic competition in the 70kg category at Sydney 2000. “I didn’t believe I was going,” she says. “I started realising when I walked in the Olympic Village and it was like living a dream. Show More Summary

Water At Some Olympic Venues In Rio de Janeiro Reportedly Contain Virus Levels On Par With Raw Sewage

20 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. Show More Summary

This Is The Quietest Place In The United States

If you really want to get away from it all, head to Washington State. There, on a trail along the Hoh River, in the rain forest of Olympic National Park, only 40 miles from Seattle, it’s what one scientist has deemed the quietest place in the contiguous United States. More »      

The Two Terrible Olympic Bids Left

21 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

On Friday, the IOC decides whether China or Kazakhstan will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Either country is precisely the type of human rights violator the newly amended Olympic Charter was changed to prohibit.

Russia Handed FIBA Ban, Olympic Qualification in Doubt

The Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) has been suspended by governing body FIBA, putting their participation in the 2016 Olympics in doubt.

Japan official Kimito Kubo quitting amid Tokyo 2020 stadium row over $2.0 billion price tag

22 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A Japanese official heading construction of the 2020 Olympic stadium is quitting his post after Tokyo ordered design plans for the venue to be ditched amid public anger at its $2.0 billion price tag. The resignation of Kimito Kubo, 58,...Show More Summary

UK Olympics sculpture to become world's tallest and longest slide

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In an inspired piece of Olympics legacy development, a sculpture that was created for the 2012 Games in London is to become "the world's allest and longest slide." Visitors will be able to descend from the op of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Show More Summary

L.A., if chosen, could feel effects of failed Boston 2024 Olympics bid

23 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Talk circulated around the International Olympic Committee all spring and summer, with members returning to the same question:

Chad Johnson's Daughter -- Crushing U.S. Junior Olympics ... Advances to Finals

23 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Chad Johnson's 10-year-old daughter is ON FIRE at the National Junior Olympics -- posting the BEST TIME in the 800m by far... and has become the favorite to dominate in the finals.  As we previously reported,…

Local news videobomb surprises everyone involved

A local news report might just be the best choice for a videobomb. The reporter was describing potential locations for the Olympics when this man perfectly walked into the frame to complete an gold medal-worthy videobomb. '13 Hours'Show More Summary

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