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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Rogge Lays Foundation Stone for Rio's Olympic Village

December 29, 2010

(ATR) Construction of the 2016 Olympic Village is underway. Olympic champion volleyballer Sandra Pires, Rio governor Sergio Cabral, IOC president Jacques Rogge, Rio mayor Edu...

Rogge Returns to Rio

December 28, 2010

(ATR) IOC leaders are hunkering down with Games organizers and government officials ahead of IOC President Jacques Rogge’s visit to the 2016 Olympics host city, his first sinc...

Golden 25 - Brazilian Leaders for # 16

December 26, 2010

Dilma Rousseff (ATR) The first stages of preparation for the Rio Olympics are underway with a new President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, guiding the government’s substantial i...

Olympic Newsdesk--Luge Pushing Relay; PyeongChang Team Grows

December 22, 2010

Top Lugers Lobby for Relay Event Luge team relay has the support of top sliders as the sport lobbies for its inclusion in the Olympic program. In the luge team event, the ...

Sports Minister Named; Lula Praises Rio 2016

December 21, 2010

Orlando Silva will serve as Brazilian sports minister. (Getty Images) Silva Remains Sports Minister Orlando Silva will stay on as Brazilian sports minister in the run-up t...

YOG Mascot; First Golf Federation President; Sambadrome Expansion

December 15, 2010

Mountain Goat, mascot of the YOG. (Innsbruck 2014) Mountain Goat YOG Mascot A mountain goat will be the mascot of the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Voting for th...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Rio Olympic Park Construction; Chicago 2016 Loss Inspiring Trump

December 09, 2010

A rendering of the Olympic Village. (BCMF Architects) Construction Starts on Rio Olympic Park Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes kicked off construction for Rio 2016’s Olym...

Rio Report -- New Year, New Look for Rio 2016

December 08, 2010

The logo for the Rio De Janeiro Olympic bid at the Reveillon for 2009. (Rio 2016) (ATR) More than two million people are expected in Copacabana New Year’s Eve to celebrate t...

Next Sponsor for Rio; IOC Inspects Innsbruck

December 03, 2010

Rio 2016 Seeks Telecoms Deal, Meets Biz Leaders The telecommunications category will be the next sponsorship for Rio 2016, says director general Leonardo Gryner. Rio 2016 ...

Wikileaks Document Reveals 2016 Olympic Concerns

December 05, 2010

Some of the promises made in Rio's bid for the Olympics may not be met, according to speculation in a leaked memo from the U.S. embassy. (Getty Images) (ATR) Wikileaks cable...

Rio Sponsorship Launch; Police in Favelas; Roller Sport Pitch

December 01, 2010

Rob Prazmark said he will discuss how companies can make the most of their Olympic sponsorship. (21 Marketing) Rio Launches Domestic Sponsorship Brazilian business leade...

Rio Olympics Sign 1st Sponsor

November 29, 2010

(ATR) Banking giant Bradesco is the first national sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympics. Bradesco executives with Carlos Arthur Nuzman (far right) at Monday’s announcement cerem...