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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Representatives of the International Olympic Committee have visited Rio de Janeiro for the ninth time to evaluate progress of the preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games and have ruled...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has visited Rio this week in order to assess the progress of the preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games that at one time had been...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After calling Rio de Janeiro’s Olympics preparations the ‘worst’ seen by the event’s organizers earlier this year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) praised the city’s progress this week, during its...
By George Utley, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The IOC have predicted around 480,000 tourists will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. However, given the positive effects of the World Cup,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the 2014 World Cup start date now a little over three weeks away and numerous stadiums still classified as works-in-progress, Rio de Janerio's preparations for the 2016 Olympic...
By William Jones, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Construction workers at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro have voted in favor of continuing their strike despite opposition from the labor court. The 2,500 strong workforce are locked...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In an open press conference Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, acknowledged the progress made in a number of areas such as...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) inspectors completed their fifth trip to Rio on Monday, September 2nd to review Olympic preparations and, at a press conference wrapping up the trip, gave...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Planning for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has progressed smoothly until recently, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) encountered their first hiccup. Choosing the building firm responsible for constructing...

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