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    27 May 2016 - News

    Olympic Torch Relay discovers Carnival spirit
    © Rio 2016 Passing by iconic landmarks including the Lacerda Elevator and the historic, cobbled Pelourinho neighbourhood, the torch was passed from athletes to locals to pop stars. “Carrying the Olym...
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    27 May 2016 - Press releases

    Reanalysis reveals banned substances in 23 “A” samples from London 2012
    In total, 265 selected doping samples from the Olympic Games London 2012 were reanalysed, all based on intelligence-gathering that began in August 2015. The reanalysis programme is ongoing, with the p...
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    27 May 2016 - News

    The IOC and WHO committed to fighting childhood obesity by promoting physical activity
    The fight against childhood obesity is a major cause for the WHO, which on 26 May adopted a detailed report on this issue calling for action, and in which the Olympic Movement is fully involved, in pa...
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    26 May 2016 - News

    Duda Lisboa carrying the YOG spirit
    How/why did you start your sport? It all started when I was five, thanks to my mom, as she was a beach volleyball player. I started to train regularly when I was 12, with my mom as my coach. And I st...
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    ©Rio 2016
    25 May 2016 - News

    Rio 2016 launches official song of Olympic Torch Relay
    Drawing on Brazil’s varied musical heritage, a group of contemporary artists have revived the traditional song, from one of the country’s most important musicians of the 20th century, to feature the r...
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    25 May 2016 - News

    Olympic fire still burns for Fantastic Missy Franklin
    As is now customary for every major swimming final, the big screen at London’s Aquatics Centre showed a moving yellow line as the competitors in the women’s 200m backstroke final at the 2012 Games mad...
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    24 May 2016 - News

    Brazilian Minister of Health outlines health measures during visit to IOC
    Talking to IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper and IOC Medical and Scientific Director Richard Budgett, Minister Barros reaffirmed the commitment of the Brazilian government to put in place all ...
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    24 May 2016 - News

    Danka Barteková gives the lowdown on skeet shooting technique
    Crowned European women’s skeet champion in 2008 and 2010, a year in which she also won world bronze, Slovakia’s Danka Barteková tuned up for London 2012 by winning the ISSF World Cup final in Lonato (...
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    24 May 2016 - News

    Olympic Highlights
    IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT On 17 May the IOC Executive Board (EB) met in a special session to step up the fight against drug cheats. Speaking after the meeting IOC President Thomas Bach outlined a n...
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    24 May 2016 - News

    Olympic Torch Relay takes a trip back to Brazil’s roots
    And in one of the defining moments of the flame’s journey so far, it was carried by members of the Pataxó tribe, one of Brazil’s indigenous populations. © Rio 2016 “We have been here since the year ...
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