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By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This week the 2016 Olympic preparations in Rio de Janeiro passed a couple of major milestones; the conclusion of over 44 test events around the city, and the opening of South Pier in Terminal 2 at Galeão/Tom Jobim International Airport, an area of 100,000 square meters with 26 boarding gates.

The test events, a vital process before opening any Olympic games, allowed for the Rio staff to not only make adjustments to any venues that presented problems, but also provided a rehearsal exercise for over 2,000

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