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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Don't Go Swimming in Waters of Rio

January 27, 2015

Debris could be seen floating in Guanabara Bay during the first sailing test event in August 2014 (ATR) (ATR) Olympic sailors should not swim in Guanabara Bay unless they are...

Rio Misses Environmental Goals for Water Venues

January 26, 2015

Sailing in Guanabara Bay (ATR) (ATR) Rio de Janeiro 2016 existing water venues will not be as clean as promised in its bid book. The environmental secretary of the Rio de ...

Golfers, Rugby Sevens Prep for 2016 Olympics -- Media Watch

January 26, 2015

England's rugby union captain Katy McLean (Getty Images) (ATR) In 2016, golf returns to the Summer Olympic Program for the first time since 1904.  "In advance of golf's re...

Brazil Considering Relaxed Entry for Rio Olympics

January 23, 2015

U.S. citizens need a visa to enter Brazil. (Getty Images) (ATR) Brazilian Ministry of Tourism could relax visa requirements to enter the country for the Olympics. Accordin...

WORLD RUGBY MEDIA RELEASE: Rugby sevens fans can now register for Rio 2016 Olympic Games tickets

January 21, 2015

Rugby fans around the world can now sign up to ensure they do not miss out on tickets for rugby sevens’ Olympic Games debut after the Rio 2016 organising committee announced d...

BOC opens Team Brazil Artistic Gymnastics Training Center

January 21, 2015

Fully equipped to train and rehabilitate athletes, TC was set up in the artistic gymnastics heating area in Rio 2016 The Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) opened on Frida...

Brazilian Sports Minister Confident in Olympic Success

January 20, 2015

George Hilton (Douglas Gomes/PRB) (ATR) New Brazilian sports minister George Hilton will make his first visit to Rio de Janeiro next week. Hilton told Brazilian TV program...

Sponsor Spotlight -- Coca-Cola Involved with Rio Torch Relay

January 16, 2015

Coca-Cola held fan engagement activities during the 2012 relay. (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings has learned that Coca-Cola will play a major role in sponsoring the 2016...

Le parcours de la course en ligne route des JO de Rio 2016 ajust avec un dpart et une arrive Copacabana

January 16, 2015

L’Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) a le plaisir de confirmer que le parcours de la course en ligne olympique masculine et féminine des Jeux Olympiques de Rio 2016 débutera...

Rio 2016 Road Race route adapted to start and finish at Copacabana

January 16, 2015

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to confirm that the Men’s and Women’s Rio 2016 Olympic Road Race course has been adapted and will now start and finish at th...

IOC President to Davos -- Monday Memo

January 16, 2015

International sport officials convene in Davos, Switzerland this week (Getty Images) (ATR)  Thomas Bach heads to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for the first ...

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