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The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016.

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    Rio 2016: Olympic Torch Relay heads for heart of Brazil

    04/05/2016

    After an inspiring and emotional first day in Brazil’s capital Brasília, the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay ventured into the state of Goiás, right in the heart of Brazil, and famous for its waterfalls,...

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    Joel González’s goals remain constant despite weight switch

    04/05/2016

    Spain’s Joel González Bonilla, the defending Olympic taekwondo 58kg champion and a multiple European and World Championships medallist, heads to Rio with an eye on the 68kg title. On Wednesday 1...

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    Olympic Torch Relay begins in Brazil

    04/05/2016

    The Olympic Flame has arrived in Brazil and begun its 95 day journey to Rio de Janeiro for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Carried by ordinary and well known Brazilians, day one of...

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    Rio 2016: Future Arena gets set for clash of the titans

    03/05/2016

    After the completion of the draw on 29 April, four Brazilian club teams inaugurated the venue on 30 April and 1 May. The event was used to test the playing surface, scoring system and display, the tec...

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    Rio 2016: Local clubs put water polo facilities to the test

    03/05/2016

    The main pool at the new Olympic Aquatics Stadium was put through its paces once again on 25-29 April, but this time with the focus switching from swimming to water polo. A four-team tournament, fea...

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    Olympic flame set to light up Brazil

    02/05/2016

    Ninety percent of Brazil’s 204 million inhabitants will be reached on the route that will be taken by the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay, which will be a huge celebration of the Olympic spirit and value...

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    Secrets of the Rio 2016 torch revealed

    02/05/2016

    The Olympic torch that will carry the Olympic flame on its 95-day tour of Brazil is no ordinary means of illumination. As the flame is passed on from one torchbearer to another, the receiving torch wi...

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    Lu Xiaojun hopes to secure a second Olympic gold medal

    02/05/2016

    Chinese weightlifter Lu Xiaojun is hoping his lucky singlet will help him secure a second Olympic gold medal in the 77kg event at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 “You need to have a clear mind when you’re ...

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    Olympic flame brings message of hope and peace to UN headquarters, The Olympic Museum

    29/04/2016

    The Olympic Flame made a symbolic appearance in Switzerland today before making its way to Brazil for the Olympic Torch Relay (OTR) ahead of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the first Games to be held in S...

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    Watch the Olympic flame as it visits the United Nations

    29/04/2016

    On 29 April, the Olympic flame traveled to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, on its way to Brazil. The Olympic Flame arrived at the Palais des Nations in a special lantern and was gree...

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