Olympics

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach walks out of the waters of Barra de Tijuca beach during a meeting with current and former Brazilian Olympic athletes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. With the Olympic games being almost a year away, Bach played on the beach and bathed in the water, even after and AP investigation showed that all Olympic water venues had dangerously high viral levels, according to water safety experts who reviewed the data. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

“We want to show that we are capable of doing things on time, that Brazil is not a country where everything ends up over budget, everything ends up late,” said Paes, speaking over occasional bursts of construction racket at the Arena Carioca 3, which according to the presentation is 98 percent completed.


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“I am pretty much decided that Rio will be my last competition,” Karolyi said after a practice session Friday in preparation for Saturday’s U.S. Classic competition near Chicago. “I have no bad feelings about that, because I accomplished so much and I’m very happy with that.”


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“I get that fact that everybody would love us to just sort of say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ today, and I appreciate the fact that the timing in all of this is frustrating,” Baker said at a news conference, where he fielded several questions about Boston 2024.


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