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News on Olympic Soccer continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

6 hrs ago | World Soccer

The origins of United States' love affair with Real Madrid

In the United States, it is not uncommon to find a Bale or Ronaldo jersey at a local field any day of the week, stressing American's admiration of both players and Los Blancos.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

A balancing act

Olympic gymnast David Phillips is humble about his extraordinary achievements, saying simply, "I was good enough, anyway."

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics, Olympic Trampoline, Sports, Olympics, Olympic Gymnastics, Summer Olympics, Louis Smith

15 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

Learning from hockey

I went straight from the Field Hockey World Cups in June to watching soccer's World Cup which ended this month.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympic Field Hockey

19 hrs ago | Maple Ridge News

Nothing about game is 'beautiful'

Once it reaches house league and rep team levels, adult egos and winning-at-all-cost attitudes replace the exuberance and sheer joy expressed by youngsters who simply love to participate.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Sports, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Island Packet

99-year-old Olympic gold medalist, former world record holder dies

It was a chance to serve her country; a duty, that, according to her daughter Judy Player, she was proud of.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Baseball, Sports, Olympics, Swimming

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-German lawmakers raise doubts about Russia hosting soccer World Cup

Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup and the national soccer federation said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Kid Olympics: A friendly day of competition

The next summer Olympic games might not be until 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, but children in Kinston will get a chance Saturday to take part in the first-ever Kid Olympics at Emma Webb Park.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

The Toronto Star

Markham Pan Am facility nears completion as 'sport destination'

Pan Am CEO Saad Rafi, during a tour of the Markham Pan Am Centre on Tuesday, says the facility will be ready "10 to 11 months before the games come."

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Table Tennis, Olympic Softball, Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Synchronized Swimming

Brandon Sun

Canada's flag bearer Nattrass will soak up every moment of opening ceremonies

When Susan Nattrass walks into a competition venue these days, she pauses to take a good look around, and composes a mental picture.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Field Hockey, Sports, Olympics, Olympic Shooting, Summer Olympics

EKathimerini

Athens, the Marathon capital of the world for good

Paco Borao, the man who restored Athens as the Marathon capital of the world with the establishment at the Olympic Sports Center of the headquarters of the International Association of Marathon and Long-Distance Races that he presides over, tells Kathimerini a few weeks after his reelection at the helm of the global Marathon movement that the seat ... (more)

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Swimmers slam Olympic debacle focus

GLASGOW: Australian Commonwealth Games swimmers have reacted strongly to repeated questions about the team's London Olympic Games campaign, which was notable for disappointing performances in the pool and bad behaviour out of it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Christian Sprenger, Olympic Swimming

WCTV Tallahassee

FAMU Hosts Olympics for Students

More than 15 buses rolled on to the FAMU campus Friday morning for some special competition.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Canada fielding its A team at the Commonwealth Games in preparation for Rio

The Hydro, named after sponsor Scottish Hydro, is the new 12,000-seat arena that will be used for gymnastics at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Gymnastics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Track And Field, Zach Bell, Swimming

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Boston.com

For Heather O'Reilly, backing down is not an option

O'Reilly, a midfielder for the Boston Breakers, was 7 or 8, and she and her older brother Kevin were in a hotel gym, passing time at a soccer tournament.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Heather O'Reilly, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Bolt, Farah headline cast at Glasgow Commonwealths

Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Chris Hoy, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt, Olympic Athletics

Thu Jul 17, 2014

CBC News

Tom Renney wants to make hockey affordable, accessible

Tom Renney joked that on his first day as Hockey Canada president and CEO, his first challenge was finding his new office.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games

MediaPost

Nissan Inks Worldwide Deal With City Football League

Premier League be danged. Nissan is backing the global presence of the new City Football Group , a holding company owned by Abu Dhabi United Group.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Wed Jul 16, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

High school all-star football game turns 40

The concept sounded simple enough--bring together the Santa Clara Valley's finest high school football players from the 1973 fall season to play in an all-star game the following summer.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Baseball

DM News

Will the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Ace Multichannel Marketing?

The event's creators are using marketing to spike the tournament to the forefront of the sports world amid World Cup frenzy.

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Related Topix: Beach Volleyball, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Olympic Beach Volleyball, Summer Olympics

The Miami Herald

A look at the venues hosting 2018 World Cup

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, second right, is accompanied by Gazprom Head Alexei Miller, right, visits the Zenit Arena stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, which is under construction and which will be used during 2018 World Cup soccer competition in Russia.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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