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    Olympic fans name Rio 2016 mascots

    16/12/2014

    The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been named Vinicius and Tom respectively, following a public vote. The names, which honour Bossa Nova musicians Vinicius de Moraes and To...

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    Say hello to the mascots of Rio 2016

    24/11/2014

    The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have said Oi! (hello!) to the world for the first time. Inspired by the fauna and flora of Brazil, the mascots feature various influences from...

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    IOC Coordination Commission leaves Rio satisfied with progress

    01/10/2014

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission brought to a close its seventh visit (29 September to 1 October) to the South American host city today: it follows a successful winter...

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    Rio 2016 inspires young people through sport and education

    01/10/2014

    In Brazil, almost one third of the Brazilian population is under the age of 19 and this is one of the core groups that the Rio 2016 Organising Committee is reaching out to in the hope of inspiring and...

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    Seventh IOC Coordination Commission visit begins in Rio

    29/09/2014

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission is back in Rio de Janeiro for its seventh visit to the 2016 host city this week. The meetings, which will run from 29 September to 1...

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    Rio 2016 and Worldwide TOP Partner Dow announce the most comprehensive carbon programme in Olympic Games history

    23/09/2014

    Worldwide TOP Partner Dow, The Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games, has become the Official Carbon Partner of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with the goal of mitigating the direct greenhouse ...

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    Rio 2016 Announces Ticket Prices

    17/09/2014

    The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has announced the ticket prices for the 2016 Olympic Games. With about 7.5 million tickets to be issued for 717 sessions over 28 sports, plus the Opening and Closing ...

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    Past Games inspire Rio 2016 volunteer applications

    12/09/2014

    Just one week after applications opened, more than 60,000 people have already registered their interest in volunteering at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with many of the candidates being inspired to sig...

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    Volunteers: “The lifeblood of the Olympic Games”

    28/08/2014

    Volunteering has been a core part of the Olympic Games ever since it was first introduced during the 1948 Games in London. Now, with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee launching the application process...

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    Rio 2016 launches volunteer programme

    28/08/2014

    The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched the application process for the volunteer programme that will operate during the 2016 Olympic Games. The organisers are looking for 70,000 people – from ...

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