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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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    Over 240,000 volunteer applications for Rio 2016

    19/12/2014

    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

    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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