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Olympics: Russia Hails IOC Rejection of Rio Ban

Russia hailed an "objective" decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday not to ban its entire team from next month's Rio Games over revelations of state-run doping.

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Can't Find a Room at Rio Olympics? Try the Luxury Sex Suite

Can't get a room at the Rio Olympics? Worry not, the Villa Reggia has beds -- oh, and sex chairs and an S&M cage.

With 500,000 tourists expected to flood Rio de Janeiro for the Games starting August 5, Brazil's second biggest city is bending over backwards to make sure there's enough lodging.

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Formula One: Hamilton Crashes, Rosberg on Top

Lewis Hamilton crashed enabling Nico Rosberg to take advantage and top the times for Mercedes in Friday’s second free practice for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Olympics: Russia Waits on Rio Call as IOC Reports New Test Failures

Russia on Friday said it expects to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics.

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Brazil Arrests Group Planning Terrorism during Olympics

Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group allegedly planning terrorist attacks during the upcoming Olympic Games, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said Thursday.

The group, made up of Brazilians, allegedly declared loyalty to the Islamic State organization and discussed buying weapons.

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Sports Tribunal Keeps Rio Games Ban for Russia Athletes

The international sports tribunal on Thursday rejected an appeal by 67 Russian athletes seeking to overturn an IAAF doping ban on them competing at the Rio Olympics.

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Four Russian Officials Suspended over Doping Scandal

Russia's scandal-mired sports minister said Tuesday that four more officials have been suspended over allegations of state-run doping as the International Olympic Committee weighs banning the country from the Rio Games.

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Olympic Committee Puts Back Decision of Russia Rio Games Ban

The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it will study "legal options" before deciding whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games over its state-run doping program.

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Italy Warning for Pelle, Balotelli

New Italy coach Giampiero Ventura hinted Tuesday that striker Graziano Pelle could risk his Azzurri place following a recent move to China, and gave Mario Balotelli little chance of returning to the national team.

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Poll: Half of Brazilians Oppose Rio Olympics

Exactly 50 percent of Brazilians oppose hosting the Olympics in Rio in less than three weeks, a poll released Tuesday found.

The Datafolha poll published in Folha newspaper showed the number of Brazilians unhappy with the hosting of the Olympics has doubled since a similar poll was conducted three years ago.

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