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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Champion weightlifter from Brazil, Fernando Reis, will be carrying the expectations of his country in the weight class category of 105kg + over the next few days. He is...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Aquece Rio tennis test event, which happened this past weekend, was the twentieth Olympic warm-up competition to take place but only the first to be staged at the Rio...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Doubt was raised on Wednesday, October 7th, as to whether Brazil would be able to hold the equestrian events of the forthcoming 2016 Rio Olympics Games because of an...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With less than a year to go until the 2016 Olympics, more warm-up events are scheduled to happen in Rio in the coming weeks. An opportunity for organizers to...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under blazing winter sunshine and in temperatures of up to 34 degrees athletes took to the waters off Rio de Janeiro this weekend, August 22nd and 23rd, to compete...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wonwoo Cho, a twenty year-old South Korean windsurfer, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, August 18th, suffering from dehydration, vomiting and dizziness after competing in the Aquece Rio International...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One year before the 2016 Olympic Games hit Rio de Janeiro, the city hosts a series of test events to evaluate facilities, locations and to test-run the organization of...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three Aquece Rio Olympic test events have wrapped this past weekend (August 8th and 9th). The triathlon, rowing and equestrian competitions largely passed off without incident giving organizers an idea...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost exactly one year to go until the 2016 Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016, several disciplines begin to hold test events in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Volleyball Federation has chosen Rio de Janeiro as host for this year's World League Final games from July 15th to 19th. The games will be hosted at...
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