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Rio mayor assures Olympics not impacted by graft, political turmoil

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Rio de Janeiro's mayor said Thursday preparations for the Olympics will not be impacted by Brazil's political turbulence, and he guaranteed there was zero corruption in the city's projects for the games.

Tuesday

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

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President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

April 28, 2016

The Band Perry get an Olympic honor

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"Live Forever" will be the official song of Team USA.

April 27, 2016

Venues ready, but many challenges remain for Rio Games

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With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the nation famous for doing things at the last minute faces a novel situation: The venues are ready, but the host does not appear to be.

April 25, 2016

Golf’s Olympic inclusion questioned after high-profile no shows

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After a 112-year absence golf was brought back for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee eager to tap into new markets and win new viewers.