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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Rio Report -- No More Coconuts; Power Outage; Economic News

November 28, 2009

The popular beach treat of fresh, cold coconut juice could be a thing of the past. (ATR) Copacabana Coconut BanThe popular Rio beach drink of cold coconut water from a freshly...

Q&A with Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes

November 29, 2009

Eduardo Paes: “I am anxious about my responsibility, which is, how will this affect the city and how can I get the most of this fantastic opportunity?”Rio de Janeiro Mayor Edu...

Rio Report -- Mayor in Lausanne; Nuzman Goes to Congress

November 20, 2009

Mayor Eduardo Paes in Lausanne. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)Rio de Janeiro Mayor Returns to LausanneWhile the IOC voted Oct. 2 to award the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduard...

Rio Report -- Power Proposal; Coke Investment; Madonna Invitation

November 13, 2009

After a blackout plunged Rio into darkness Tuesday night, Rio’s Olympic organizers said the city could divest itself from the national power grid, potentially preventing black...

UPDATE -- IOC, FIFA Calm about Brazil Power Outage

November 11, 2009

For two hours Tuesday night, Rio de Janeiro suffered a blackout. (AP) (ATR) The IOC and FIFA both say they are not concerned about Tuesday night's power outage in Brazil.Mark ...

Power Back on in Rio; No Immediate Reaction from Organizing Committee

November 11, 2009

For two hours Tuesday night, Rio de Janeiro suffered a blackout. (AP) (ATR) The power is back on in Rio de Janeiro after a blackout Tuesday night left millions in Rio and othe...

New Munich Director; New Sochi Logo; New Olympic Agreement

November 06, 2009

Bogner competed in alpine skiing at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics (Munich 2018)Willy Bogner, a two-time skiing Olympian, and James Bond movie director, will chair Munich's...

On the Scene: 2015 Pan Am Vote, Rio Thanks, 36 Sports for Guadalajara 2011

November 06, 2009

PASO delegates will vote Friday afternoon for a 2015 host city. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)Pan Am Vote Today Bogota, Lima and Toronto – in that order – are making their final pitche...

Op Ed: Rio 2016 Olympics Certain Seven Years Ago

November 02, 2009

August 24, 2002: Carlos Nuzman beams alongside PASO President Mario Vazquez Rana shortly after Rio de Janeiro won the 2007 Pan Ams at a meeting in Mexico City. (ATR)This week’...

On the Scene -- IOC Likes Early Pace for Rio Olympics

October 31, 2009

Gilbert Felli (center) with Carlos Nuzman and Carlos Osorio of the Rio 2016 organizing committee. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix) (ATR) The International Olympic Committee says Rio is m...

On the Scene - IOC Opens Rio Olympics Preparation

October 31, 2009

About 300 representatives from Rio 2016 and all levels of government met with the IOC. (ATR) Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics meet with key staff from the IOC today i...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Olympic Flame in Athens; Lula Fears "Gringo" Medal Haul

October 28, 2009

The Olympic Flame has been in a relay through Greece. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix) Athens Ceremony for Vancouver FlameThe flame for the Vancouver Olympics is hours away from its jour...