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    Rio 2016 ticketing programme launched


    A new web portal enabling spectators to secure tickets to Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been launched by the Organising Committee this week. Those hoping to attend should register their interest at www...

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    Over 240,000 volunteer applications for Rio 2016


    The recruitment of the 70,000 volunteers required to stage a successful Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 is well under way. More than 240,000 applicants are now taking part in the first phase o...

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    Olympic fans name Rio 2016 mascots


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...