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October Miracle: Our Olympians are getting a tax break

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/8/2016 at 3:00pm
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Instead of disturbing October surprises, I am delighted to bring you news of an autumn miracle.

Thanks to a new law proposed by an Illinois Republican, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic medalists will avoid paying taxes on their medals and winnings.

The Olympics were held in August, but Congress acted quickly to pass the...

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*UPDATE* Brazil Police Said Lochte, Others Acted as Vandals, Not Victims

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/18/2016 at 2:30pm

The Brazilian police have said that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were not victims of a robbery and security guards only a pointed a gun at them because they were vandalizing a gas station.

Last week, Lochte said a gunman robbed him and three of his teammates after...

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US Olympic Committee Verifies Someone Robbed Lochte, 3 Others in Rio

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:30am 8/15/2016 at 10:30am

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) found itself in hot water after they denied that people robbed U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and three others because the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) verified their stories.

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Sore loser Egyptian Judoka Fighter – From Islamic humiliation to internet hero

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/13/2016 at 3:00pm

Anti-Israel Egyptian judo fighter Islam el-Shehaby received backlash on Friday when he didn’t shake the hand or bow to his Israeli opponent Or Sasson, who defeated him on Friday. In response, the Egyptian Olympic Committee announced they will open an investigation into his actions.

El-Shehaby received pressure from Muslims not to fight...

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Rio’s Contaminated Waters Claim First Victim

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:30am 8/13/2016 at 7:30am

Before the Rio Olympics began, I noted that scientists found dangerous drug-resistant “super bacteria” off beaches in Rio de Janeiro and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete. This is in addition to bodies, sewage, and o...

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Sore Loser – Egyptian Judoka Loses to Israeli, Refuses to Shake Hands

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:08am 8/12/2016 at 10:08am

Israel has faced discrimination at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby refused to boycott his match against Israeli judoja Or Sasson.

One of the fears of anti-Israel social media, which demanded a boycott, was that El Shehaby would lose, and...

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North Korean, South Korean Gymnasts Unite Countries With Selfie

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/9/2016 at 5:30pm

The tension between North Korea and South Korea remain tense, but two gymnasts at the Rio Olympics cast that aside to take a selfie.

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Girl with a gun wins USA’s first Olympic gold

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 11:05am 8/7/2016 at 11:05am
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Yesterday in Rio, 19-year-old Ginny Thrasher won the USA’s first gold medal in the 2016 Olympics; she won the women’s 10-meter air rifle finals to the excitement and pride of every American.  Well, almost every American, the backlash from the left runs the gambit from droll to downright nasty and mean-spirited.

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Rio Fires Security Firm Week Before Olympics Start

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 5:30pm 7/31/2016 at 5:30pm

The Olympics start on Friday, but the Brazilian government fired the private firm that should have provided security for the Olympics.

The firm Artel needed to hire 3,400 people, but only hired 500. Question is, why did the Ministry of Justice react now instead of earlier? The company also never had experience...

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Russia avoids Olympic ban despite doping scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/24/2016 at 7:00pm
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided not to fully ban Russia from the 2016 Rio Games even though the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found the doping scandal reached the government.

The IOC said:

Given the urgency of the situation, with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 starting in 12 days, and the athletes’ entry...

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Doping Agency Recommends Olympics Ban Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/19/2016 at 2:30pm

Russia prides itself in sports, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended agencies ban the country due to a massive doping scandal that reaches the government.

They found:

1. The Moscow laboratory operated, for the protection of doped Russian athletes, within a State-dictated failsafe system, described in the Report as the Disappearing...

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Police Rescue Eight Girls From Sex-Trafficking Ring Weeks Before Olympics

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 11, 2016 at 5:31pm 7/11/2016 at 5:31pm

The Rio police have rescued eight girls from a sex-trafficking ring near an Olympic stadium.

Three of the girls, aged 15 and 16, were forced into prostitution in Recreio near the beaches. Child sex tourism in Brazil has expanded in the country, especially during events that bring in foreign tourists.

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Rio Olympics Disaster Looms: Missing Gitmo Prisoner, Superbug, No Police

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 7/6/2016 at 12:00pm

The 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio next month and everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. The police have told tourists they cannot protect them, scientists found a superbug in the water, and no one can find a missing Gitmo prisoner in Brazil.

The police put out a “Welcome to...

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Golfer Rory McIlroy Latest Athlete to Pull Out of Rio Olympics

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/22/2016 at 5:00pm

World #4 golfer Rory McIlroy has announced he will not play at the Rio Olympics due to the Zika outbreak.

He released this statement:

“After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“After speaking with those closest to me,...

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Rio Announces Financial Disaster 50 Days Before Olympics

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/19/2016 at 1:00pm

The state of Rio, not the city, continues to topple as the governor declared a “state of public calamity” only 50 days before the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off.

The state spent over $2.8 billion alone “on a 10-mile extension to Rio’s subway to link a series of wealthy beachside neighborhoods in...

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New Study: ‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic venues

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:30pm 6/11/2016 at 2:30pm

In the past few weeks, concerns about the Zika virus have caused Today host Savannah Guthrie and U.S. cyclist Tejay van Garderen to cancel their plans to go to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A new study may cause other athletes to reconsider their sports ambitions.

Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant “super...

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Pregnant Savannah Guthrie Skipping Rio Olympics Over Zika

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/7/2016 at 1:30pm

Today host Savannah Guthrie announced her pregnancy this morning, but also said she won’t travel to Rio due to Zika concerns.

She said:

“I’m not going to be able to go to Rio … The doctors say that we shouldn’t because of the CDC, because of the Zika virus, so I’ll miss it,”...

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