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 the city to check out the sporting venues. The series of events starts this weekend with the triathlon and paratriathlon competitions at Copacabana beach.

The first bunch of athletes to get a taste of Rio de Janeiro . . .

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