Olympics

The Olympic flag and Russian flag are raised as the Russian National Anthem is sung during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony.

7 Russian swimmers banned

The governing body of world aquatics has banned seven Russian swimmers from the Rio Olympics because of doping violations, the group said Monday.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 23: A general view of the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games displaying the Olympic Rings in Barra da Tijuca. The Village will host up to 17,200 people amongst athletes and team officials during the Games and up to 6,000 during the Paralympic Games on July 22, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

'Plumbers not kangaroos needed' at Athletes' Village

By Shasta Darlington, CNN
Blocked toilets, leaky pipes and exposed wires ... just a few of the reasons Australia's Olympic delegation says it has refused to move into the athletes village, now open to arriving Olympians.
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IOC: No blanket ban on Russia

The International Olympic Committee will not issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and will instead leave the decision on competitors' eligibility up to their respective sporting federations, the IOC said in a statement Sunday.

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