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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)

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2014-08-26

Germany, Great Britain and Netherlands the first countries to qualify for Rio 2016

Equestrian dressage teams guarantee spots for the European Nations at the World Equestrian Games

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Charlotte Dujardin won the individual competition, and qualified Britain for the Rio 2016 Games (Photo: FEI)

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2014-08-26

Ten countries guarantee their place in the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition

Australia, Canada, United States, France and Great Britain among the first qualifiers to emerge from the World Championships

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Australia's Liesl Tesch and Daniel Fitzgibbon secured first place at the World Championships (Photo: IFDS/Tim Wilkes)

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2014-08-23

Golden boys of Argentine basketball preparing for Olympic farewell in Rio

A decade on, six member of the Athens 2004 gold-winning team still represent their country

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Gold medalists a decade ago, Luis Scola (left) and Andrés Nocioni still represent Argentina (Photo: Getty Images/Vladimir Rys)

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2014-08-22

FEI World Equestrian Games begins qualification process for Rio 2016

Fourteen Olympic places will be up for grabs at the competition in Normandy, France

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Adelinde Cornelissen was a member of Holland's bronze-winning dressage team at the London 2012 Games (Photo: Getty Images/Alex Livesey)

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2014-08-18

World Sailing Championship opens first Rio 2016 Paralympics qualification window

Places for 39 sailors and 20 boats at stake during competition in Halifax, Canada

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Australians Liesl Tesch and Daniel Fitzgibbon return to international sailing after winning gold in London (Photo: Australian Sailing)

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2014-08-14

Brazilian beach volleyball duo reunites ten years after winning Olympic gold

The sport’s first Olympic champions Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego rejoin forces in pursuit of home glory in Rio

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Nearly five years after going their separate ways, Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos are back in training together (Photo: FIVB)

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2014-08-11

Australia wins Wheelchair Rugby World Championship to guarantee a place at the Rio 2016 Games

The reigning Paralympic champions defeated Canada in the final in Denmark

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The Australian team defeated Canada 67-56 in the final (Photo: Divulgação/2014WRWC)

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2014-08-07

Rio de Janeiro welcomes Olympic athletes to badminton Grand Prix

The competition is part of a drive to grow the sport in 2016 Olympic host city

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The purpose-built venue at Campo dos Afonsos boasts three courts (Photo: Divulgação/Armando Guimarães)

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2014-08-04

Look of the Games: explore the creative process

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