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2014-05-14

Thirty-eight per cent of Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games competition venues ready

Of the 29 permanent venues that will be used, 11 are already operational and do not need to be renovated for the Games

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Rio Olympic Arena staged the first NBA match to be played in Brazil in October 2013 (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)

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2014-02-06

Video shows progress in the city’s preparations for the Rio 2016 Games

Check out images of venue construction and infrastructure projects underway in the city

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The Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca will be the heart of the Rio 2016 Games (Photo: Empresa Olímpica Municipal)

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2013-06-05

Brazilian and English Football players praise Maracanã after its official reopening

Friendly match served as security test. Barra Olympic Arena hosts 16 thousand people for the Brazilian Basketball Championship Finals

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(Photo: Luiz Guilherme Fernandes)

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2013-05-22

Brasília National Stadium is the third stage for Olympic football inaugurated in 2013

Dilma Rousseff makes the first kick-off and Elza Soares sings the national anthem. Bocão makes the first goal of the new Mané Garrincha

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Final do Campeonato Candango marcou a inauguração do Estádio Mané Garrincha (Photo: Agência Brasil/Fábio Rodrigues Pozzebom)

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2013-05-03

Bebeto, Ronaldo and Neguinho da Beija-Flor were the stars of Maracanã’s first test event

Apart from Júnior, known as the maestro, five Olympic medallists were present on the football pitch. Emop President gives it a positive assessment

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Maracanã Stadium will be officially opened on June 2 for the friendly match between Brazil and England (Photo: Rio 2016™/Alex Ferro)

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