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    Manu Dibango’s clarion call for Francophone culture in Rio


    Manu Dibango, one of the iconic names of world jazz, visited the Rio 2016 headquarters on 23 November. He was there on behalf of the International Francophone Organisation (IFO) to sign an agreement ...

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    Rio 2016 golf course unveiled


    Golf’s return to the Olympic programme after a 112-year absence came a step closer on 22 November, as Rio de Janeiro unveiled the stunning new course that will host the Olympic golf competition next y...

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    Three more Olympic venues unveiled in Rio


    On 18 November, Rio de Janeiro’s city government announced that three more venues for next summer’s Olympic Games have been completed. The Future Arena, which will host will host handball during the O...

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    Lillehammer dream


    Ivan Boyanov was a Young Reporter for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and will be once again reporting on Lillehammer 2016. In the run-up to the Games, he caught up with fellow Bulgarian Valentin...