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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Rio Report -- Response to Crime; Government Changes

November 26, 2010

Rio police clashed with drug gangs in some of the city's favelas this week (Getty Images) Rio Chief Backs Military Intervention Rio 2016 said in a statement it fully sup...

Asian Games Report -- Big Crowds, Bigger Implications for Rugby Seven Finals

November 23, 2010

(ATR) Guangzhou 2010 crowns its rugby champions as the sport enters the Olympic scene ahead of a Rio 2016 debut. China was a tall obstacle for Kazakhstan, but its women prov...

Rio Report -- Airports Potential Embarrassment; Crime Wave in Rio

November 23, 2010

Airports a Potential “Embarrassment” for Brazil If Brazil doesn’t make upgrades to its airports before the 2014 World Cup, the facilities could be a “national embarrassmen...

Federations Roundup -- Rio 2016 Sailing Program; Women's Volleyball World Championships

November 15, 2010

Sailing Picks Events for Rio Mixed multihull will replace men’s keelboat on the Olympic sailing program for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Men’s keelboat was nixed ...

Comeback Brewing for Tornado; Netherlands Awarded 2014 Hockey World Cup

November 11, 2010

Tornado on Path for Rio 2016 Don’t call it a comeback just yet, but the tornado is looking strong. The multihull sailing class mustered 84% approval Wednesday from the I...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Mascot Proposal for Rio; Pyeongchang Ready

November 10, 2010

Muriqui Monkey for Rio Mascot Could the Americas' largest primate be the mascot of the 2016 Olympics? Rio de Janeiro state environmental minister Marilene Ramos will sub...

Rio Rugby Sevens May Be Staged in Maracana

November 10, 2010

(ATR) International Rugby Board CEO Mike Miller says that the inaugural Olympic Rugby Sevens tournament will be a large scale event staged in a venue with a capacity of 40-80,...

No Laser Pistols In London; Olympic Sailing Discussed; Frustration for Ski Federation

November 08, 2010

Lasers Nixed for London Laser pistols won’t make their Olympic debut at London 2012. The modern pentathlon federation, UIPM, failed to approve their use at the federatio...

PyeongChang Heeds IOC Warning; Sailing Plots 2016 Program

November 04, 2010

No Conflicts of Interest, PyeongChang Pledges PyeongChang 2018 leadership says the bid will heed an IOC warning to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. The AP repo...

Summer and Winter Olympics Chiefs Speak of Legacy Strategies

November 01, 2010

(ATR) Olympic leaders underline the importance of sport as a catalyst for change for developing nations Monday at the Global Sports Industry Congress in London. Speakers in...

Sochi Venues Ready by 2012; Security Top Concern for Rio

November 01, 2010

Sochi Venues Ready by 2012 Organizers of the Sochi 2014 Olympics pledged all competition venues will be completed by 2012. Dmitry Chernyshenko, president and CEO of So...

Rowing World Champs; Congresses for Canoe, Equestrian, Gymnastics

November 01, 2010

Frenchmen Cedric Berrest and Julien Bahain held off German world champs Eric Knittel and Stephan Krueger in the men’s double skulls. (FISA) Busy Day for Rowing World Champs ...