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2012 Summer Olympics

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  • Rio 2016 says it will offset 3.6 million tonnes of emissions at Games

    (Reuters) - The Rio 2016 local organising committee set a target on Thursday to offset the total amount of greenhouse gases estimated to be produced by the world's largest multi-sport event.
  • Rio 2016 says it will offset 3.6 mln tonnes of emissions at Games

    (Reuters) - The Rio 2016 local organizing committee set a target on Thursday to offset the total amount of greenhouse gases estimated to be produced by the world's largest multi-sport event. The Olympic Games are expected to generate 3.6 million tonnes...

    UK Sport to reconsider 'no compromise' funding policy

    LONDON (Reuters) - UK Sport could be set to reconsider its no-compromise approach to funding elite athletes, handing a lifeline to sports such as basketball which have had their financial backing cut. UK Sport's current funding policy is performance...

    On The Fly

    Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter from South Africa who competed in the 2012 Olympics, was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" that Pistorius showed when...

    Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one...