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    IOC back in Rio for sixth Coordination Commission visit


    The sixth visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will get underway this week (19-21 March) in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Led by it...

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    IOC Observer Programme provides ‘behind the scenes’ experience for future Games organisers


    During each edition of the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee invites future Organising Committees to participate in an Observer Programme, which provides a “behind the scenes” look at...

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    Rio 2016 announces Organising Committee budget


    The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has announced that its budget for organising the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016 will be balanced at BRL 7 billion. The funding will come from only private sourc...

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    Bach visits Rio for first time as IOC President


    Thomas Bach today visited the 2016 Olympic Games host city of Rio de Janeiro for the first time as President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). During his visit, which followed his meeting ...

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    Rio 2016 continues its sustainability journey


    The Rio 2016 Organising Committee is continuing to deliver its strategy to make the 2016 Olympic Games as sustainable as possible by signing new agreements guaranteeing that all seafood served at the ...

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    Rio 2016 celebrates 1,000 days to go


    Rio de Janeiro has celebrated 1,000 days to go until it hosts the 2016 Olympic Games, with a series of events taking place across Brazil. In the northern Brazilian city of Belém, 1,000 young people jo...

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    Rio 2016 launches sport pictograms


    The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched the sport pictograms for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For the first time in Games history, every Olympic and Paralympic discipline will be repr...

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    Windsurfing YOG medallist Kieran Martin sails to victory


    The Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010 may have been over three years ago, but for young British windsurfer Kieran Martin, the lessons learned in those 12 exciting days helped mould him into the...

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    London delivers final report, as Games report to Session


    On the second day of the 125th International Olympic Commission (IOC) Session in Buenos Aries, the Organising Committees of the Olympic Games reported to the IOC Membership about the state of preparat...

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    Rio 2016 working to deliver lasting legacy


    Wrapping-up its fifth visit to Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission underlined the strong progress being made towards delivering a lasting legacy from the ...