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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the high temperatures diminished the enthusiasm of athletes this week trying out one of the most controversial facilities in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, the golf course....
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Often thought to be an elitist sport for the wealthy, social program StreetGolf is aiming to show that golf can be for everyone. The organization, launched at the Maracanã...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Often considered as a sport for the social elite in this part of the world, it is hoped that the reintroduction of golf to the Olympic calendar will see...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With World Cup fever spreading and all eyes on the twelve host cities' preparations, construction for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been progressing positively yet under the...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With all the FIFA football (soccer) developments happening, one might forget that on August 5, 2016 the Games of the 31st Olympiad will begin in Rio. Some 10,500 athletes will...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio mayor Eduardo Paes has caused a stir with controversial plans for the new 2016 Olympic golf course set to be built in Barra da Tijuca. Paes' ambitious plan...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The eight finalists shortlisted to design a new golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been announced. The winner will be responsible for designing...
By Rob Sawers, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It’s official: golf will be played for the first time since 1904 in the Summer Olympics, right here in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. The 2009 decision from the...
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