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Rio de Janeiro 2016

El Moutawakel Heads Rio 2016 Olympics Coordination Commission

January 13, 2010

El Moutawakel brings the knowledge of Rio's Olympic plans gained from her chairmanship of the 2016 Evaluation Commission (Getty Images)(ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge appoin...

Olympic Newsdesk: Tokyo 2016 Debt, Taiwan NOC Vote Challenge, Munich 2018

December 22, 2009

Tokyo spent a reported $80 million during the three years it campaigned for the 201 Olympics. (ATR) Japanese Bid Posts Deficit The Tokyo metropolitan government is requesting ...

Olympic Newsdesk - Half a Billion to be Spent on Rio Security; USOC Advisory Panel

December 11, 2009

Brazilian justice minister Tarso Genro announce the Brazilian government will spend more than $500 million on security leading up to the Olympics. (Getty Images) Brazil Spendi...

Coke to Use "Green" Machines in 2010; McDonald's, 2010 FIFA Programs

December 06, 2009

Coca-Cola will use 100 percent eco-friendly machines at Vancouver Games. (The Coca-Cola Company) Coca-Cola to Use 100 Percent Eco-Friendly Machines at 2010 Games TOP Sponsor C...

Rio Report -- German Aid for Olympics, Rio Slur on U.S. TV

December 03, 2009

Angela Merkel and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed a memorandum of understanding that Germany would help Brazil stage the 2016 Olympics and 2014 World Cup. (Getty Images)Germa...

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...