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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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    Six months to go: Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations to intensify with last 22 test events

    05/02/2016

    In less than four months, seven new venues will stage their first events, providing a taster of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as organisers fine tune their preparations There are six months to go u...

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    Rio 2016 organisers receive sustainability certification

    28/01/2016

    The work of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games – and a positive legacy – in a sustainable manner has been recognised with the award of the top global certifi...

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    Rio 2016 basketball venue unveiled

    20/01/2016

    Earlier in January the Carioca Arena 1 became the first Rio 2016 venue of the year to be unveiled. In August the 16,000-seat arena, the largest in Barra Olympic Park will play host to world stars such...

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    Rio 2016 basketball venue unveiled

    19/01/2016

    Earlier in January the Carioca Arena 1 became the first Rio 2016 venue of the year to be unveiled. In August the 16,000-seat arena, the largest in Barra Olympic Park will play host to world stars such...

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    Elite ex-athletes offer expert advice to Rio 2016 team

    15/01/2016

    Under the aegis of the Rio 2016 organising committee, Olympians are ensuring that no detail is left to chance in the preparations for this summer’s Games. “Athletes are at the heart of our planning” i...

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    Brazil Mastercup proves a masterstroke as tennis venue declares itself ready for Rio

    15/12/2015

    Rio 2016 took a tantalising step closer after Barra Olympic Park finally opened its doors to the Brazil Mastercup tennis tournament – the 20th and last of this year’s test events for the Games. The ev...

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    Brazilians and Britons box clever in Rio test event

    08/12/2015

    Brazilians won three of the gold medals on offer at the Rio International Boxing Tournament early in December, bringing the latest Olympic test event to a successful and encouraging close. The home cr...

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    Canoe slalom test event in Rio hailed a success

    04/12/2015

    Great Britain, Slovenia, France and Austria all hailed winners at the International Canoe Slalom in Deodoro, but the biggest praise was reserved for a demanding course that will produce worthy Olympic...

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    Hosts shine in hockey test event in Rio

    04/12/2015

    Brazil’s men defeated South American rivals Chile in dramatic fashion to win the Aquece Rio International Hockey Championship – raising hopes that the sport will attract a fanatical local following ah...

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    Lin Dan thrills Rio crowd in badminton test event

    04/12/2015

    Lin Dan gave an enthralled crowd exactly what they came for at the Rio stage of the BWF Grand Prix – and helped China complete a memorable clean sweep in the badminton test event. The five-time World ...

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