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    Airbnb on shortlist to provide rooms for 2016 Olympics in Rio
    Wednesday, 25 February 2015
    Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is one of three firms being considered to provide additional rooms for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as the city scrambles to accommodate visiting fans and athletes, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. An Olympics contract would be a significant step into the mainstream for Airbnb, which allows home ...
    Skiing world champion Rolland announces retirement
    Tuesday, 24 February 2015
    French skier Marion Rolland, the 2013 downhill world champion, announced her retirement on Tuesday following a series of injuries that saw her miss the 2014 Olympics and defence of her world title in 2015. The 32-year-old stunned the field at Schladming, Austria, in 2013 when she won her first and only top level race by racing to gold in the world championships' blue riband event.
    Putin marks 1 year since Sochi Olympics
    Saturday, 07 February 2015
    MOSCOW (AP) ? Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the one-year anniversary of the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday.
    McMorris looking forward to 2018 Olympics, saying he has "unfinished bus...
    Tuesday, 24 February 2015
    Mark McMorris has already accomplished more than many athletes achieve over the course of a career. The way McMorris tells it, it's just a matter of grabbing the world by the tail while it's in reach. "I think it's just because I have such a good thing at my fingertips right now with everything that's going for me, it's sort of taught me to grow up fast, because our lifestyle, doing this doesn't ...
    Mark McMorris, Brianne Theisen-Eaton headline Sask. Sport winners
    Thursday, 29 January 2015
    Saskatchewan's Mark McMorris and BrianneTheisen-Eaton have yet another reason to celebrate 2014.
    Isinbayeva begins preparations for 2016 Olympics
    Thursday, 12 February 2015
    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has begun training for the 2016 Rio Games after taking an 18-month maternity break. "I was not happy with my (bronze medal) performance at the 2012 Olympics in London. Now the time has come to try and get back into training," the 32-year-old Russian told the All Sport agency on Thursday. The world ...
    Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics
    Wednesday, 28 January 2015
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) ? Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.
    Oscar Nominees to Host Special Olympics Event with Maria Shriver (Exclusive)
    Tuesday, 10 February 2015
    Eddie Redmayne and Laura Dern will join Nicole Kidman, Maria Shriver, Matt Bomer and Gina Rodriguez to host the third annual Gold Meets Golden luncheon in Los Angeles.
    Isinbayeva to make comeback ahead of Rio Olympics
    Tuesday, 10 February 2015
    MOSCOW (AP) ? Pole vault world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva is planning to make a comeback ahead of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
    Four police slain in 24 hours in Rio, host to 2016 Olympics
    Monday, 23 February 2015
    Four police officers were killed over the weekend in and around Rio de Janeiro, highlighting the Brazilian city's struggle to tame street violence ahead of the 2016 Olympics. Approximately 24 hours earlier, a civil police inspector was killed in the northern Baixada Fluminense suburb. Meanwhile, in the town of Niteroi, across Rio's famous bay, an officer was killed while returning from the ...