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Coe praises Rio's Olympic progress
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Coe praises Rio's Olympic progress

Oct 16 2013, 8:32am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) London's 2012 Olympic chief Sebastian Coe has praised the progress of construction work at Rio's 2016 athletes' village.

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 — London's 2012 Olympic chief Sebastian Coe has praised the progress of construction work at Rio's 2016 athletes' village. Coe was Tuesday given a tour of the facility...

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Coe praises Rio's Olympic progress

Oct 16 2013, 8:32am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) London's 2012 Olympic chief Sebastian Coe has praised the progress of construction work at Rio's 2016 athletes' village.

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 — London's 2012 Olympic chief Sebastian Coe has praised the progress of construction work at Rio's 2016 athletes' village.

Coe was Tuesday given a tour of the facility accompanied by the city's Olympic organising committee chairman Carlos Nuzman, reports Xinhua.

"It's a fantastic project, a challenge. It is very, very impressive," Coe said.

"Construction work seems to be of the highest standard. It's going to be an excellent Olympic village."

Local media reported that only three of the 31 buildings planned for the site were on track to be completed on time.

But Nuzman denied there were any delays to Rio's Olympic projects.

"Work will comfortably be concluded in time for the test events," he said.

The deadline set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the completion of construction work is March 2016.

The Olympic Village has been earmarked to be officially opened July 18, just over two weeks before the opening ceremony.

Coe's visit comes amid a backdrop of continued social unrest in Brazil's major cities.

Anti-government protests that started during the Confederations Cup in June have continued this month in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Many of the protesters have expressed anger at the billions of dollars being spent on next year's FIFA World Cup and the Rio Games, instead of essential services like healthcare, transport and education.

"You're never going to walk through this without groups of people occasionally using the games - the extraordinary penetration that the brand has around the world - as a backdrop to all sorts of issues," Coe said.

"I'm happy that Carlos is doing this now and not me," he added.

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Davis has a lot to lose at UFC 179 versus Teixeira

Oct 22 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In his last outing at UFC 172, things didn’t go according to plan for Phil Davis. Tabbed as a 2-to-1 favourite heading into his fight with Anthony Johnson, the Alliance MMA pupil was dominated for three rounds in an upset loss. For his next fight, rather than matching up with a low ranked opponent, Davis faces off against the man who just fought for the 205-pound title, Glover Teixeira. This light-heavyweight affair serves as the co-main event for UFC 179 Sat ...
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Davis has a lot to lose at UFC 179 versus Teixeira

Oct 22 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In his last outing at UFC 172, things didn’t go according to plan for Phil Davis. Tabbed as a 2-to-1 favourite heading into his fight with Anthony Johnson, the Alliance MMA pupil was dominated for three rounds in an upset loss. For his next fight, rather than matching up with a low ranked opponent, Davis faces off against the man who just fought for the 205-pound title, Glover Teixeira. This light-heavyweight affair serves as the co-main event for UFC 17 ...
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Davis has a lot to lose at UFC 179 versus Teixeira

Oct 22 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In his last outing at UFC 172, things didn’t go according to plan for Phil Davis. Tabbed as a 2-to-1 favourite heading into his fight with Anthony Johnson, the Alliance MMA pupil was dominated for three rounds in an upset loss. For his next fight, rather than matching up with a low ranked opponent, Davis faces off against the man who just fought for the 205-pound title, Glover Teixeira. This light-heavyweight affair serves as the co-m ...
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Davis has a lot to lose at UFC 179 versus Teixeira

Oct 22 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In his last outing at UFC 172, things didn’t go according to plan for Phil Davis. Tabbed as a 2-to-1 favourite heading into his fight with Anthony Johnson, the Alliance MMA pupil was dominated for three rounds in an upset loss. For his next fight, rather than matching up with a low ranked opponent, Davis faces off against the man who just fought for the 205-pound title, Glover Teixeira. This light-heavyweight affair serves as the co-main ...
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Davis has a lot to lose at UFC 179 versus Teixeira

Oct 22 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In his last outing at UFC 172, things didn’t go according to plan for Phil Davis. Tabbed as a 2-to-1 favourite heading into his fight with Anthony Johnson, the Alliance MMA pupil was dominated for three rounds in an upset loss. For his next fight, rather than matching up with a low ranked opponent, Davis faces off against the man who just fought for the 205-pound title, Glover Teixeira. This light-heavyweight affair serves as the co-main event for UFC ...
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Davis has a lot to lose at UFC 179 versus Teixeira

Oct 22 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In his last outing at UFC 172, things didn’t go according to plan for Phil Davis. Tabbed as a 2-to-1 favourite heading into his fight with Anthony Johnson, the Alliance MMA pupil was dominated for three rounds in an upset loss. For his next fight, rather than matching up with a low ranked opponent, Davis faces off against the man who just fought for the 205-pound title, Glover Teixeira. This light-heavyweight affair serves as the co-main event for UFC 179 Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
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Davis has a lot to lose at UFC 179 versus Teixeira

Oct 22 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In his last outing at UFC 172, things didn’t go according to plan for Phil Davis. Tabbed as a 2-to-1 favourite heading into his fight with Anthony Johnson, the Alliance MMA pupil was dominated for three rounds in an upset loss. For his next fight, rather than matching up with a low ranked opponent, Davis faces off against the man who just fought for the 205-pound title, Glover Teixeira. This light- ...
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Video: Conor McGregor has unsavory plan for Chad Mendes' forehead

Oct 22 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos As Chad Mendes attempted to explain how Conor McGregor has talked – and not necessarily fought – his way into title contention, the Irishman quickly retorted, doing little to disprove Mendes’ point. During a recent “Beyond the Octagon” interview on BT Sport, Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) conducted a Skype interview to promote his UFC 179 pay-per-view headliner with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. Howev ...
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'UFC 179 Embedded,' episode No. 1: The war of words ramps up

Oct 22 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos It’s a new fight week and the debut episode of “UFC 179 Embedded,” which previews Saturday’s UFC 179 pay-per-view event in Brazil. The online series previews the card at Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro. In this episode, we hear some harsh words from featherweight champion Jose Aldo toward challenger Chad Mendes as he prepares to defend his title in his home country. He also throws some barbs the way of the outspoken Conor McGregor. And watch as Mend ...
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UFC Fight Updates

Oct 21 2014 3:19pm CDT | Source: fight news

It’s UFC 179 fight week, but before the action kicks off in Rio de Janeiro this Saturday, two new fights were verbally agreed to Monday, and one bout in Sydney got an injury-induced switch . . . Click here fo ...
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