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VICE Sports World News Roundup: July 26, 2016

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Good morning, America. It's July 26, 2016. Welcome to the VICE Sports World News Roundup. Be sure to stop by every morning for more headlines from around the world.

Let's start off with some news from Brazil: The Olympics are nigh and more than half of the Olympic Village is not even close to complete.

Formula One generalisimo Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law was reportedly kidnapped in Sao Paulo. The kidnappers are looking for 36.5 million bucks to get her back. .


New Zealand jiu jitsu champion Jason Lee was kidnapped by the police in Brazil and released after he took some money out of his ATM.

Seven Russian swimmers have been ruled out of the Olympics.


BREAKING: Sky Sports agrees three-year deal to show live games from the Chinese Super League. — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ)July 26, 2016

Sporting Lisbon signed a five-year-old cancer victim, in a make a wish sort of situation. Nice gesture.

Sebastian Giovinco is the new MLS Free Kick record holder. He's scored from seven free kicks now; Beckham only scored from six.

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MLS All-Star festivities are underway. They featured a soccer tennis championship, which looks like fun!


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