• Electricity restored at Maracana after some late bills paid
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    Electricity restored at Maracana after some late bills paid

    Rio's electricity utility has turned the power back on at the famous Maracana stadium after it was shut off for almost a month in a dispute over $1 million in unpaid bills. The utility said it is still negotiating for 1.8 million reals ($600,000) in unpaid bills from the organizing committee of

  • For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge
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    For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

    For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge. Adrian Solano wobbled nervously backward as he exited the starting gate at the Lahti2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships this week.

  • MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult
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    MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult

    The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be difficult for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball returns to Olympics after a 12-year absence for the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled for July 24-Aug. 9 - in the middle of baseball's season.

  • 2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future
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    2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future

    Olympic leader Thomas Bach's grand plan was to streamline the Olympics, cut costs and encourage more cities to try to host the games. Only two bidders remain out of an initial list of five candidates to host the 2024 Olympics - Los Angeles and Paris. Aware of the dwindling numbers - made smaller