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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Rio Mayor Expects Finished Olympic Venues in 2015 -- On the Scene

December 19, 2014

A bulk of the Rio Olympic venue construction could wrap up in 2015. (ATR) (ATR) Preparations for the Olympic Games in 2016 are on schedule, with only one venue legging three ...

FIBA Targets June End to Japanese "Crisis"

December 19, 2014

Japan Basketball Association vice president Tetsuo Umeno and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Dec. 18 (Getty Images) (ATR) FIBA hopes Japanese basketball will retur...

RIO'S CITY HALL OLYMPIC ANNUAL REPORT 2014

December 19, 2014

In 2014, Rio de Janeiro became furthermore an Olympic City. At Barra’s Olympic Park and at the Deodoro Sports Complex, new Olympic venues changed these neighborhoods landscape...

IOC awards Rio 2016 broadcast rights in Cuba

December 19, 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television (ICRT) has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in Cuba for th...

Rio Olympic Organizers Hit Back at "Super Bacteria" Concerns

December 18, 2014

Rio 2016 held a sailing test event in August. (Getty Images) (ATR) Rio 2016 has responded to concerns about the water quality for 2016 Olympic sailing and windsurfing. Bra...

Evening Finals Set for Most Rio 2016 Athletics Events

December 15, 2014

Evening athletics competition during the London Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) The vast majority of athletics finals will take place in the evening. On Monday, the Inter...

Athletics timetable for Rio 2016 Olympics published

December 15, 2014

Following the recent news that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature finals during the morning sessions of the athletics programme, the IAAF has today published the full tim...

Rio 2016 Mascot Names Honor Noted Brazilian Musicians

December 15, 2014

Vinicius and Tom, the Rio 2016 mascots (Rio 2016) (ATR) The Rio 2016 Olympic mascots pay tribute to the host country’s musical history. On Dec. 14, the Rio 2016 Olympic an...

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots were named Vinicius and Tom by a public vote

December 15, 2014

The mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games were named respectively Vinicius and Tom. After three weeks of popular vote and 323.327votes, 44% of the voters chose ...

Pele Released from Hospital, Ready for Rio 2016

December 10, 2014

Pele aiding the Rio 2016 bid in 2009 (Getty Images) (ATR) Pele says he’s ready to represent Brazil in the 2016 Olympics. The soccer legend was discharged from Sao Paulo’s ...

Rio 2016 Operational Budget Free of Public Funds

December 10, 2014

Rio de Janeiro (Getty Images) (ATR) No public funds have gone into the Rio 2016 operations budget, says the organizing committee. With the Rio municipal government in char...

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