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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. NBC Capitalizes on Presidential Election for Summer Olympics Promo

    2:00 pm 3/14/2016

    The spot will debut on "Mega Tuesday," which features multiple primary elections, and air on NBC's news platforms as well as Fox News and CNN.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. Olympics: Canada's CBC Nabs 2022, 2024 Rights

    6:35 pm 10/21/2015

    The pubcaster inked an extensions deal with the IOC, as it already has the rights to broadcast the 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympics. Read more

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  9. Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI

    9:58 am 12/19/2014

    The Olympic swimmer, who was arrested on Sept. 30, was sentenced to a suspended year in prison and a year and a half of probationRead more

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  10. Olympics: Canada's CBC Secures Broadcast Rights to 2018, 2020 Games

    11:52 am 10/28/2014

    The public broadcaster is working with rival networks on the South Korea and Tokyo eventsRead more

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