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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Newsdesk -- Violence In Rio; Rudisha Breaks 800m Record

August 23, 2010

Shootout Raises Questions About Olympic Safety Coverage of a shootout this weekend in Rio de Janeiro focuses on potential security concerns ahead of the 2014 World Cup and ...

Youth Olympic Debut for Team Triathlon; Brazil Building Olympians

August 19, 2010

Alois Knobl of Austria crosses the finish line for team Europe 1. (ATR) Team Triathlon Debut A penalty on the final leg cost team Americas 1 the first Olympic gold in tea...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Olympic Softball Bid Goes It Alone; Rio's Logo Troubles

August 09, 2010

Softball Drops Baseball From Olympic Bid Softball will make its bid for Olympic reinstatement without joining a campaign with baseball. The International Softball Federa...

Rio Report -- 6 Years to 2016 Olympics

August 06, 2010

Members of the Sports Advisory Committee. (Rio 2016) (ATR) Major milestones loom as Rio 2016 marks six years until the Games. On Thursday, Rio organizers paid tribute to...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Brazil to become "Olympic Power"; Women's Rugby Gets Spotlight

August 03, 2010

Dilma Rouseff with Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes, and Rio De Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral on Monday. (Rio 2016) Rouseff: Brazil to become “Olympic Power” fo...

Brazilian Sports Minister Hits Back at "Unfocused" World Cup 2014 Criticisms

July 29, 2010

Brazilian sports minister Orlando Silva was in a defiant mood following criticism of his country's World Cup preparations. (Getty) (ATR) Brazilian Sports Minister Orlando Sil...

Jos Serra guarantees support to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

July 22, 2010

PSDB party Presidential candidate, José Serra, visited the Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this Wednesday 21st. Impressed with the quality of the city Olym...

BMW and USOC; Brazilian Presidential Briefing; Mayaguez Medals

July 21, 2010

BMW To Partner With USOC BMW, already the exclusive automotive sponsor of London 2012, will announce a multi-year partnership Monday with the USOC. Jack Pitney, Vice P...

Lula Defines Responsibility Matrix for the Rio 2016 Games

July 21, 2010

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed this Monday 19th, a provisional executive order to facilitate the financing of the constructions for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The...

New Sports Seek Place in Rio de Janeiro Paralympics

July 16, 2010

(ATR) It’s deadline day for nine sports seeking to join the program for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Applications from the sports are due at International Paraly...

Green Party presidential candidate guarantees commitments with Rio 2016

July 15, 2010

The Green Party presidential candidate, Senator Marina Silva, visited the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee this Tuesday, July 13, when she met with President Carlos Arthur Nuzman...

Rio Report: High Speed Rail, Presidential Candidates, Help Wanted

July 14, 2010

Bidding Begins for High Speed Rail President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says a new high speed rail between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo should be ready in time for the Olymp...