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2011-12-15

2011 IN REVIEW: a look back at the events of 2011, a year of achievements and celebration

Check out the highlights of the Olympic and Paralympic Games official website

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Rio 2016™ Olympic Games emblem launch  (Photo: Foto: Rio 2016)
Rio 2016™ Olympic Games emblem launch (Photo: Foto: Rio 2016)

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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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2015-07-16

‘Brazilian celebration is the best,’ says Norway’s Olympic handball champion Camilla Herrem

Norwegians looking forward to fighting for third successive gold medal in front of fans who support both sides

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Camilla Herrem helped Norway defend their Olympic title at the London 2012 Games  (Photo: Getty Images/Jeff Gross)
Camilla Herrem helped Norway defend their Olympic title at the London 2012 Games (Photo: Getty Images/Jeff Gross)

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2015-07-16

USA equestrian dressage team qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Victory at Pan-American Games in Toronto secures a berth alongside Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Australia and Brazil

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Steffen Peters helped the USA qualify for Rio 2016 via the Pan-American Games in Toronto  (Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Steffen Peters helped the USA qualify for Rio 2016 via the Pan-American Games in Toronto (Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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2015-07-15

Test events: Australia announces team with three Olympic champions for Rio 2016 regatta

Four sailing medallists from the London 2012 Games will compete on Guanabara Bay in August

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Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen compete in Rio during last year's test event  (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen compete in Rio during last year's test event (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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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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2015-07-14

Aruba, Germany and Spain earn places in Olympic debut of Nacra 17 at Rio 2016 Games

Three nations join 10 already qualified for the mixed gender catamaran competition

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The mixed-gender Nacra 17 sailing class will make its Olympic debut in Rio  (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
The mixed-gender Nacra 17 sailing class will make its Olympic debut in Rio (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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2015-07-14

Test events: ‘Brazil will be hard to beat at home,’ says USA volleyball captain David Lee

Veteran American focused on Olympic Games as rivals prepare to meet in World League finals this week in Rio de Janeiro

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David Lee gets to know Vinicius, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games mascot  (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)
David Lee gets to know Vinicius, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games mascot (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)

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2015-07-14

Chile and Mexico qualify for Rio 2016 triathlon events via Pan-American Games

Barbara Riveros and Crisanto Grajales take gold medals in Toronto and earn their nations Olympic slots

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Crisanto Grajales crosses the line to win a gold medal and a place in Rio for Mexico  (Photo: Getty Images/Al Bello)
Crisanto Grajales crosses the line to win a gold medal and a place in Rio for Mexico (Photo: Getty Images/Al Bello)

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2015-07-13

Fiji win penalty shoot-out to qualify for men’s football tournament at Rio 2016 Games

Fijians beat Vanuatu in Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament, but New Zealand to appeal decision that ruled them out of final

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Fiji celebrate their historic night in Port Moresby   (Photo: FIFA)
Fiji celebrate their historic night in Port Moresby (Photo: FIFA)

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