Brazil evicts families for 2016 Olympic Games; GOC Briefs National Federation Presidents for upcoming games

Housing advocacy groups claim that local governments in Brazil are using the Olympics to defend forced evictions and segregation in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, the Ghana Olympic Committee has held a meeting with National Federation Presidents to prepare towards the2016 Games.

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The China slowdown to last for another 2-3 years, predict realtors

The china's economy slowdown is likely to continue for next three years, predict real-estate developers. The robust growth has led cities to emerge as major infrastructure built up ones. There's opportunity in smaller cities though they can't offer the kind of growth witnessed in cities like Beijing and Shanghai.

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IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week

The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike.

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Japan set to indefinitely postpone casino legalization: sources

Japanese lawmakers are set to indefinitely postpone legalizing casinos as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose cabinet has been hit by a series of scandals, lacks the political leverage to pass a bill this year, sources directly involved in the process said.

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Japan casino bill delayed again; resort opening could miss Olympics: sources

Japan's plan to open up to casino gambling has been delayed again, three people familiar with the process said, dealing a blow to one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy priorities and to hopes the first resort will open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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USA Hockey team uses video game Intelligym to train for Olympics

USA Hockey uses Intelligym, a game-like program that helps improve mental performance and team work, to train the U17 and U18 teams for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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