Gay rights group sends petition to IOC

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

Pistorius cross-examination ends

Oscar Pistorius is "tailoring" his account of the events surrounding the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday at the murder trial for the South African sprinter.

Government, Rio 2016 officials offer assurances

Top officials of the 2016 Rio Olympics and the chief of staff for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met for two hours Tuesday and repeated assurances that, despite well-publicized delays, test events and the games themselves will meet proposed deadlines.

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