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Rio Didn't Plant the 24 Million Trees Promised to Offset Olympic Environmental Impacts: Report - The Weather Channel


Rio Didn't Plant the 24 Million Trees Promised to Offset Olympic Environmental Impacts: Report
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Meanwhile, some 12,000 trees planted in Olympic Park for the games are dying from a lack of care, and the blame game is in full swing. Brazil's Federal Court of Audit (TCU) released a report that reviewed the aftermath of the Olympics. It found that ...

Springfield youth competed in 2nd annual Summer Camp Olympics - wwlp.com


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Springfield youth competed in 2nd annual Summer Camp Olympics
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The dozens of Springfield children who've attended one of Springfield's summer camps competed in the second annual Summer Camp Olympics Thursday. Children of all ages spent their second-to-last camping day enjoying ...

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Dearborn Special Olympics athlete qualifies for national games in Seattle - Dearborn Press and Guide


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Dearborn Special Olympics athlete qualifies for national games in Seattle
Dearborn Press and Guide
Come July of 2018, the Special Olympics USA Games held in Seattle will have quite the local flare. Among the 36 athletes on Team Michigan next summer in the Pacific Northwest will be 22-year-old Sean Richardson of Dearborn. He qualified in track and ...

How will the NHL handle the Olympics and the potential friction created with its players? - Canes Country


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How will the NHL handle the Olympics and the potential friction created with its players?
Canes Country
As the NHL off-season is right in the middle of its deepest slumber, one of the few topics that is being consistently discussed is the participation of NHL players in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Once the NHL announced ...
NHL's absence from Olympics opens door for South Jersey product Cherry Hill Courier Post

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South Bend man to represent Indiana for 2018 Special Olympics - WSBT-TV


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South Bend man to represent Indiana for 2018 Special Olympics
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To qualify you have to win at least one gold medal at State Games. You're then randomly selected. "Pretty exciting. That seems kind of scary to having to compete do all this big stuff,” he said. Grooms has been participating in the Special Olympics for ...

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Ahead of the Winter Olympics, North Korea Looms as a Problem - Wall Street Journal (subscription)


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Ahead of the Winter Olympics, North Korea Looms as a Problem
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The last time South Korea hosted the Olympic Games, in 1988, North Korea was keen for a piece of the action and offered to co-host events. After it was rebuffed, Pyongyang bombed a South Korean jetliner and launched its own rival sports extravaganza.

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Local mother in training for the Winter Olympics - wreg.com


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Local mother in training for the Winter Olympics
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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss —Inside the MidSouth Ice House feels like an ice box. It's the perfect conditions for Sable Otey as she prepares for the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and not everyone gets to do ...

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing ... - BBC News


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Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing ...
BBC News
Did a £1bn government investment make any difference?

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Tensions Between US, North Korea Could Impact NBC's Investment in Winter Olympics - Variety


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Tensions Between US, North Korea Could Impact NBC's Investment in Winter Olympics
Variety
There are also instances when current events overtook the Olympics. In 1980, the U.S. and other countries boycotted the Summer Games in Moscow in protest of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. NBC paid $87 million for the rights, and reportedly ...

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Olympics: More than 2000 mascot applications received for Tokyo - Reuters


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Olympics: More than 2000 mascot applications received for Tokyo
Reuters
(Reuters) - A total of 2,042 mascot designs have been received for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a competition launched earlier this month invited Japanese residents to submit their proposals, Games organizers said on Tuesday. According to the Tokyo ...

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