Three officials of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) have been arrested in connection with the alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, police officials said Friday.
Two Irish Olympic executives have told Rio police that the head of their national committee, who has been arrested in a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe, was in sole charge of ticketing matters, a chief investigator said Thursday.
The local ratings for the prime time Olympics coverage broadcast over 17 nights on Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL rose 2 percent compared to the 2012 London Olympics. Not a huge increase, but those numbers stand in stark contrast to the national picture, where Nielsen data showed the prime-time audience fell 18 percent, to 25.4 million.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the ban on his country from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics as immoral and inhumane on Thursday, while six Russian athletes launched a bid to compete at next month's games as individuals.