Olympics

Luke DeCock

Down to the wire, can Rio pull this off? – DeCock

For two years, the steady stream of bad news has flowed out of Rio de Janeiro like raw sewage into Guanabara Bay. This isn’t the first Olympics to take things to the wire, and there’s always enough last-minute intervention to get things on track – even in 2004 in Greece, which was way behind schedule, not to mention on its way to the kind of financial problems Brazil faces now.

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St. Aug's George Williams Coaches Olympic Hopefuls

Video: St. Augustine’s University track coach George Williams is working as a personal coach for four Olympic athletes who will participate in the 2016 Games in Rio next month. Williams works with athletes Roxroy Cato, Burkheart Ellis Jr.,Jeffery Gibson and Tia-Adana Belle at the St. Augustine’s track on on Monday, July 25, 2016 at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C.
Robert Willett rwillett@newosbserver.com
St. Aug's George Williams Coaches Olympic Hopefuls 1:51

St. Aug's George Williams Coaches Olympic Hopefuls

Coach K on relying on older players to bring along young talent 0:58

Coach K on relying on older players to bring along young talent

NC State swimmers headed to Rio Olympics 0:45

NC State swimmers headed to Rio Olympics

Even gold medalist has to take YMCA swim test 2:26

Even gold medalist has to take YMCA swim test