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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Doping Documentary Producer Doubtful Russian Athletics Compete at Rio 2016

November 27, 2015

(ATR) Investigative journalist Hajo Seppelt says it is unrealistic to believe that Russian athletics can legitimately clean up its act in time to be re-instated for the Rio ...

IAAF Crisis: Coe Quits Nike, Denies Wrongdoing

November 26, 2015

Coe at the press conference (ATR) (ATR) Sebastian Coe is relinquishing his role as Nike ambassador after nearly four decades, conceding that it has become a distraction with ...

Rio 2016: Uncertainty Over Canoe Slalom Legacy

November 26, 2015

(ATR) Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes tells Around the Rings that the canoe slalom venue will become a free leisure park in Deodoro. But details are unclear. Nothing but ...

Rio 2016 "Confident and Prepared" for Olympic Security Threats

November 25, 2015

(ATR) Security leaders from Brazil and 60 countries are in Rio de Janeiro discussing Olympic plans. Rio 2016 and government officials meet in the Brazilian city to discuss ...

IOC "Happy" with Rio 2016 Venue Delivery

November 25, 2015

(ATR) Rio 2016 director of sport Rodrigo Garcia tells Around the Rings the organizing committee received positive feedback from the IOC at the latest project review. Rodrig...

Rio Qualification Up-for-Grabs at FIG Trampoline Championships -- Federations Focus

November 25, 2015

(ATR) Sixteen gymnasts can secure their country a place at the Rio 2016 Olympics at the 2015 Trampoline Gymnastics world championships. Rio 2016 mascot Vinicius sits on a...

EOC General Assembly -- Photodesk

November 25, 2015

(ATR) Leaders of the Olympic Movement in Europe gathered in Prague for the 44th European Olympic Committee general assembly. More than 350 delegates attended the assembly fr...

Badminton Test Event Part of Larger Grassroots Effort

November 24, 2015

(ATR) Badminton World Federation Secretary General Thomas Lund tells Around the Rings the Yonex Brazil Open is one part of an “investment” to grow badminton in Brazil. Thom...

Terrorist Threat to Rio 2016 on IOC Agenda

November 24, 2015

(Getty) (ATR) In the wake of the Paris attacks, IOC officials will seek assurances about security for the Rio Olympics during a project review this week. Security concerns...

Olympian Elected President of Canadian Olympic Committee -- NOCs News

November 23, 2015

(ATR) Four-time Olympic rower Tricia Smith will remain at the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee after taking over in an interim basis in October. Tricia Smith, p...

Work Remains on Golf Course Despite Handover

November 22, 2015

(ATR) The Olympic golf course is in the hands of the local organizing committee as important preparations continue. Mayor Paes hands the keys to the golf course over the Ca...

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