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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Brazil Flora, Fauna Inspire Rio 2016 Mascots

November 23, 2014

The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots (Rio 2016) (ATR) The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics are here. According to the organizing committee, the mascots...

Baku Tipped for Olympics, Kosovo for IOC - On the Scene

November 22, 2014

(ATR) European Olympic Committees president Patrick Hickey  tells Around the Rings he is looking forward to Kosovo athletes competing at the Baku European games. On Thurs...

Construction Halt Possible for Rio Olympic Golf Course

November 21, 2014

Construction on the golf course remains ongoing (Getty Images) (ATR) State prosecutors would like progress on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf course to be stopped. Wednesd...

Former Olympic Mascots Arrive in Rio -- Photodesk

November 20, 2014

The five mascots photographed in the airport (Rio 2016) (ATR) Mascots from the 1980, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics visited Rio de Janeiro International Airport as part...

Costs & Benefits of Boston Olympics -- Media Watch

November 20, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham points out a need for public discussion on Boston's potential bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. "If the USOC picks ...

WADA Chief "Cautiously Optimistic" on Rio 2016 Lab

November 20, 2014

The anti-doping lab at London 2012 (seen above) handled 5,500 samples in 30 days. (Getty Images) (ATR) The president of the World Anti-Doping Association says the previously ...

AOC Launches Road to Rio Program

November 20, 2014

Some 21 months out from the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee today launched Road to Rio: IGNITE in Sydney. The AOC program- effectively a worksh...

North Korea Angling to Host Weightlifting Champs -- Federations Focus

November 19, 2014

A North Korean weightlifter competes at the Asian Games in September. (Getty Images) (ATR) The hermit kingdom may soon open its doors to some of the world’s sporting communit...

United States Olympic Committee reports stunning progress' towards Rio 2016 Games

November 19, 2014

United States Olympic Committee managing director Leslie Gamez said they had seen “stunning progress” in preparations for the Rio 2016 Games as their three-day visit to the ci...

Rio Mascot Launch Imminent

November 18, 2014

Wenlock will be one of five mascots touring Rio de Janeiro (Getty Images) (ATR) The Rio 2016 Olympics will soon have a mascot. A spokesperson for the organizing committee ...

Olympic Agenda 2020: Procedure for the Composition of the Olympic Program

November 18, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The fourth working group for Olympic Agenda 2020 will cover how the Olympic program is organized. This working group, on a list of 14 named by IOC pre...

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