Brazilian Olympic organizers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing "great dynamism" to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

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IOC President Thomas Bach found himself in an awkward situation, supporting his native Germany in the World Cup semifinal against Brazil, the country that will host the next Olympics.
India is out of the running to host the 2019 Asian Games, with the sports minister saying the country could not put together a proposal in time to meet the bidding deadline.
A runner from South Sudan will compete as an "independent Olympic athlete" at the Summer Youth Games next month in China.
Pakistan's Olympic committee has escaped suspension by the IOC after the government stopped interfering in its affairs, ending doubt over Pakistan's participation in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
The International Olympic Committee issued a warning to the world baseball and softball federation on Tuesday after an Israeli delegate was barred from displaying his national flag at a recent meeting in Tunisia.


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As the Olympic Games play out 6,600 miles away, many of the athletes’ longtime supporters, coaches and competitors living in the Lake Tahoe region watch with a sense of pride.

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