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    April 17, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games.

  • Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

    April 17, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main Olympic cluster located 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of central Rio, said no more work stoppages were foreseen. Workers returned briefly on Wednesday, but were encouraged to leave after a few hours by union leaders.

  • Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid

    April 17, 2014

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) - Krakow's deputy mayor was chosen Thursday to lead the Polish city's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the resignation of the previous bid chief.Magdalena Sroka succeeds Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, a former Olympic snowboarder who resigned Saturday following media allegations that her husband offered money to journalists in return for favorable stories about the bid.