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  1. Jaguar Used in Brazil Olympic Torch Ceremony Shot Dead After It Tried to Attack a Soldier

    5:54 am 6/22/2016

    After the event ended, the animal escaped from his leash and fled, the Brazilian army said, adding that handlers initially shot the jaguar with tranquilizers but those were ineffective.Read more

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  2. Pregnant Savannah Guthrie Opts Out of Rio Olympics Over Zika Concerns

    6:46 pm 6/6/2016

    NBCUniversal has said that employees concerned about traveling to Rio are not required to go.Read more

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  3. Rio Olympics: NBC Plans 4K and High Dynamic Range for Opening Ceremony Coverage

    1:52 pm 5/26/2016

    Swimming, track and field and basketball will get 4K treatment.Read more

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  4. Savannah Guthrie to Join Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira in Hosting Rio Olympics Opening Ceremonies

    5:18 am 4/26/2016

    The Olympics will give NBC's 'Today' a further ratings boost this summer.Read more

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  5. Discovery CFO Touts Upfront Ad Outlook: "Dollars Are Moving Back to TV, From Digital"

    1:08 pm 3/1/2016

    CFO Andrew Warren also discusses the company's Olympics monetization strategy with Eurosport and the SVOD licensing business. Read more

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  6. Olympians Onscreen: How Taron Egerton and Stephan James Played History-Making Athletes

    6:30 am 2/25/2016

    THR chats with the stars of the distinct sports films 'Eddie the Eagle' and 'Race' about navigating bicycle kicks and crash landings, and bonding with onscreen coaches Hugh Jackman and Jason Sudeikis.Read more

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  7. Zika Virus Will Be "Way Down" by Summer Olympics, WHO Exec Says

    1:35 pm 2/19/2016

    "Brazil is going to have a fantastic Olympics and it's going to be a successful Olympics and the world is going to go there," Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's executive director for outbreaks and health emergencies said at a Friday news conference.Read more

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  8. How NBC's Olympics Team Plans to Handle the Zika Crisis in Rio

    7:25 am 2/17/2016

    "It's full steam ahead," says the head of the network's Summer Games, but a widening health crisis centered in Brazil threatens 2,600 employees, who will be given the choice of whether to attend.Read more

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  9. BBC, Discovery Strike Olympics Partnership Deal for U.K.

    6:23 am 2/2/2016

    The public broadcaster secures free-to-air rights for the Games through 2024, while Discovery will get pay TV rights in Britain for the 2018 and 2020 events in addition to the previously acquired 2022 and 2024 Olympics.Read more

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  10. Los Angeles Strikes 2024 Olympic Bid Deal With USOC

    9:26 pm 8/29/2015

    Los Angeles is trying to join London as the second three-time host.Read more

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