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2014-08-05

Rio 2016 celebrates two years until the Olympic Games by stepping up the pace

Progress made in venue construction, test events and education programme, with volunteers, tickets and mascots on the horizon

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Rio 2016 and Municipal Olympic Company staff mark the occasion at Sambódromo, which will host the marathon and archery (Photo: Rio 2016/Alex Ferro)

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2014-07-11

Olympic champion Laura Trott says Rio 2016 Games can help grow cycling in Brazil

British star explains how success boosts grassroots participation and says Brazilian riders will benefit from home advantage

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Laura Trott was one of the host nation's heroes at London 2012, winning two gold medals (Photo: Getty Images/Phil Walter)

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2014-06-26

Weightlifters pushing limits at gym – and dining table – in bid for Rio 2016 glory

Strength, technique and lots of meat and eggs are keys to successful preparation for Olympic Games

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Fernando Reis wins gold at the 2014 South American Games in Santiago, Chile (Photo: Getty Images/Lars Baron)

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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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2014-04-30

Slovakian twins targeting golden return in canoe slalom at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Three-times Olympic champions in the same boat, Peter and Pavol Hochschorner, are hoping to celebrate in Brazilian style

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Peter and Pavol Hochschorner at the London 2012 Games, where they won bronze (Photo: Getty Images/Alexander Hassenstein)

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2013-12-17

How rowing defined the rivalry between Rio's great sports clubs

19th century regattas at Rio 2016 venue were root of modern-day rivalry between Flamengo, Vasco da Gama and Botafogo

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Regattas were popular on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the 1950s (Photo: CR Vasco da Gama Heritage Centre)

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2013-10-22

Rio 2016 Committee and Interpol sign cooperation agreement

Interpol Intelligence Services to support the fight against all crimes that may involve sport’s integrity

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Luiz Fernando Corrêa (left) e Ronald Noble after signing the agreement (Photo: ©INTERPOL)

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