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Olympic Games (INACTIVE)

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  • Golf architect Gil Hanse chosen for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

     
    Gil Hanse, one of the top golf architects in the country, has just landed a highly prized job in his field. Hanse has been chosen to design the course for the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro....
  • Greek museum robbery nets ancient Olympic artifacts

     
    Armed robbers hit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, a small institution in southern Greece, stealing 77 ancient artifacts dealing with the Olympic Games, including priceless ceramic objects, statues, jewelry and more....
  • Saudi prince says female athletes OK at Olympics

     
    Prince Nayef ibn Abdulaziz has said women can represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics this summer as long as they don't contradict Islamic laws, a sign of change after human rights activists campaigned against the exclusion of Saudi women from sports....
  • Rachel Whiteread commissioned to create frieze for London gallery

     
    British artist Rachel Whiteread has been tapped to create an original work inspired by the Tree of Life to adorn the London's Whitechapel Gallery’s historic fa├žade. The frieze, decked gilded leaves and branches, will be on display come June at......
  • Olympics urged to press for Saudi female athletes

     
    The Saudi government severely restricts women athletes, kowtowing to fears that sports are “steps of the devil” that will lead girls into immorality, Human Rights Watch says in a new report. It argues that Olympic officials should demand...
  • Italy can't afford to host Olympics, won't bid

     
    Hosting the Olympics in 2020 is a luxury that Italy simply cannot afford in a times of economic uncertainty, Prime Minister Mario Monti announced Tuesday, a day before bids were to be formally tendered to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne,...
  • Coliseum postpones USC decision

     
    Coliseum commission delays decision on handing control of stadium to USC....
  • U.S. draws Canada, Cuba, El Salvador in Olympic soccer qualifying

     
    The U.S. under-23 men's national soccer team was drawn into Group A, alongside Canada, Cuba and El Salvador, for next spring's CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The teams will play their three group matches at LP Field in Nashville on March......
  • 'Flowers of War's' Zhang Yimou: Censorship limits Chinese films

     
    "The Flowers of War": Director Zhang Yimou said that he while he expected total artistic freedom during the making of the movie "The Flowers of War," starring Christian Bale, he also felt Chinese censorship limits filmmakers' options....
  • Christian Bale, low-profile, until he's not. Just ask Zhang Yimou.

     
    Christian Bale in "The Flowers of War": Chinese director Zhang Yimou had nothing but praise for Christian Bale during an interview earlier this year on the set of "The Flowers of War," which stars Bale as an unlikely American hero as the Japanese raid the...
  • Monster Mash: 9/11 museum stalls; Frank Gehry center advances

     
    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said the planned Sept. 11 museum has ground to a halt because of a financial dispute, and there is now no possibility it will open on time next year. A board of directors has been named for the Frank Gehry-designed...