When kiteboarding was given the Olympic seal of approval earlier this year, the brightest stars in the sport were faced with some life-changing decisions. Would they continue as semi-professionals who sail for fun, or quit their day jobs and focus all their time and energy to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio -- with a good shot at winning gold?
Soldiers and police will remain in the Alemao favela complex in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until a more permanent policing solution can be put in place, the local governor said Monday, according to the official Agencia Brasil.
COPENHAGEN -- As Barack Obama was walking out of the Bella Center in Copenhagen following Chicago's Olympic bid presentation earlier this morning, the president stopped before leaving the building and told assembled reporters, "The only thing I'm upset about is that they arranged for me to follow Michelle. That's always bad." Indeed, after much speculation whether the President would come to Denmark, it was the First Lady who gave Chicago's bid to host the Olympics in 2016 the emotional appeal it otherwise lacked.
On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will choose the city that will host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, the four finalists, will each make a 45-minute presentation before the IOC members Friday afternoon in Copenhagen. They are likely to highlight their bid's assets and address some of the questions raised in the IOC's site evaluation report released earlier this month. The winning city should be announced between noon and 1 p.m. Eastern Time in the U.S.