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2015-07-16

Test events: Rio mayor presents plans for triathlon and equestrian competitions

City entering Games-mode as Copacabana and Deodoro prepare to welcome athletes one year before opening ceremony

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Copacabana will host the triathlon competitions during the Olympic and Paralympic Games  (Photo: Getty Images/Buda Mendes)
Copacabana will host the triathlon competitions during the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Photo: Getty Images/Buda Mendes)

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2015-07-15

Volunteers from around the world to perform at Rio 2016 opening and closing ceremonies

Applications for 12,000 roles are open, with interest strongest from the USA, Argentina and Great Britain so far

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Volunteers played a key role in the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies  (Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Volunteers played a key role in the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies (Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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2015-07-07

Artists to fill Rio with culture during the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Celebrate, the Rio 2016 culture programme, will energise the city with free open-air performances and interactive events

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Dancers take part in a flashmob in Copacabana to celebrate 500 days until the Paralympic Games  (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)
Dancers take part in a flashmob in Copacabana to celebrate 500 days until the Paralympic Games (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)

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2015-06-30

Only one space left in Rio 2016’s Paralympic football 7-a-side competition

After the World Championships, seven of the eight teams in the football 7-a-side line-up have already been decided

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Brazil and Argentina go head-to-head in the quarter-finals of the World Championship: the Brazilians won 4-0  (Photo: CPFWC 2015)
Brazil and Argentina go head-to-head in the quarter-finals of the World Championship: the Brazilians won 4-0 (Photo: CPFWC 2015)

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2015-06-21

Rio 2016 mascots to become characters in new Cartoon Network series in Brazil

The children’s cartoon series will recount the adventures of the Games’ beloved characters in 32 episodes

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Protagonists Vinicius and Tom will entertain audiences of all ages in the new cartoon series  (Photo: Rio 2016)
Protagonists Vinicius and Tom will entertain audiences of all ages in the new cartoon series (Photo: Rio 2016)

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2015-06-19

Follow the race to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Rio2016.com lists the countries and athletes who have booked their places in one of the 23 sports at the Paralympic Games

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Victory for Thailand’s Prawat Wahoram in the 5,000m at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games   (Photo: Adam Pretty/ALLSPORT)
Victory for Thailand’s Prawat Wahoram in the 5,000m at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Photo: Adam Pretty/ALLSPORT)

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2015-06-18

Be an athlete for the day at the third Transforma Sports Festival

The Olympic Village in Jacarepagua opens its doors this weekend for the third edition of the Transforma Sports Festival

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Rugby is one of several sports visitors can try at the Transforma Festival on Saturday  (Photo: Alexandre Loureiro/Rio 2016)
Rugby is one of several sports visitors can try at the Transforma Festival on Saturday (Photo: Alexandre Loureiro/Rio 2016)

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2015-06-03

Rio 2016 opens volunteer selection and training centre in São Paulo

More than 25,000 people from Brazil’s largest city have applied to help stage the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America

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The selection and training centres create a Games atmosphere to get candidates in the mood  (Photo: Estácio/Antônio Vidal)
The selection and training centres create a Games atmosphere to get candidates in the mood (Photo: Estácio/Antônio Vidal)

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2015-06-02

First seats installed in new venues at Barra Olympic Park, heart of the Rio 2016 Games

Carioca Arena 3, which will host fencing, taekwondo and judo, will have all 10,000 blue and green seats in place by end of June

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Installation of the first tier of seating at Carioca Arena 3 is close to being completed  (Photo: Rio Municipal Government/Renato Sette Camara)
Installation of the first tier of seating at Carioca Arena 3 is close to being completed (Photo: Rio Municipal Government/Renato Sette Camara)

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2015-05-21

Team USA's married goalball couple want to celebrate one more gold in Rio

Jen Armbruster and Asya Miller, partners on and off court, hope to put on a great show for the public at Rio 2016

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 Asya Miller and Jen Armbruster, on the right, celebrate together winning gold in Beijing 2008  (Photo: Guang Niu/Getty Images)
Asya Miller and Jen Armbruster, on the right, celebrate together winning gold in Beijing 2008 (Photo: Guang Niu/Getty Images)

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