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Company in charge of Rio 2016 ceremonies opens London office

Inside the Games - February 27, 2015 - 15:24
By Nick Butler

Filmmaster Events, the Italian company in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, have opened a London office to enhance their global scope. 
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London 2012 Olympic Stadium to host rugby league match between England and New Zealand

Inside the Games - February 27, 2015 - 07:00
By Daniel Etchells

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is set to host the second Test of the three-match rugby league series between England and New Zealand this autumn.
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Victory for American athletes as IOC agree to relax Rule 40 for Rio 2016

Inside the Games - February 26, 2015 - 23:25
 By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

A change to the controversial Rule 40, which prevents athletes from promoting non-Olympic sponsors during the period of the Games, is set to be relaxed, it was revealed here today.
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Exclusive: Nine of top 15 brands associated with Rio 2016 not Olympic sponsors, says report

Inside the Games - February 26, 2015 - 19:53
By Emily Goddard

Nine of the top 15 brands associated with Rio 2016 are non-Olympic partners, according to the new findings of an on-going study that examines marketing around the Games.
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Details of second Rio 2016 sailing test event released as investigation into dead fish launched

Inside the Games - February 26, 2015 - 17:17
By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

The International Sailing Federation have published details of The Aquece Rio, the second test event being staged by the sport here before next year's Olympics, as Brazilian authorities launched an investigation after thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the venue in Guanabara Bay.
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Rio 2016 back on track says IOC inspectors but warn of "aggressive timelines"

Inside the Games - February 25, 2015 - 21:59
By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Rio 2016 have been praised for getting its preparations for the Olympics and Paralympics back on track but been warned they cannot let the pace slacken. 
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There are no fears over Rio 2016 safety, claims Bach despite spate of police killings

Inside the Games - February 24, 2015 - 23:38
By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

There are no fears that safety will overshadow next year's Olympic Games here, despite a recent upsurge in violence which saw four policeman killed last weekend, Thomas Bach has promised.
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German Olympic Committee to meet with IOC as part of 2024 bid Invitation Phase

Inside the Games - February 23, 2015 - 20:04
By Emily Goddard

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) is set to attend a meeting as part of the Invitation Phase for the 2024 Games bids at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne next Monday (March 2).
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Floodlights fitted at London 2012 Olympic Stadium as preparations continue for Rugby World Cup

Inside the Games - February 20, 2015 - 17:38
By Michael Pavitt

Preparations are continuing at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the autumn, with the first of 14 new floodlight towers having been fitted.
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Bad weather leads to opposition growing to Boston 2024 Olympic bid, new poll claims

Inside the Games - February 19, 2015 - 20:17
By Emily Goddard

Opposition is growing to Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, according to a recent poll in the United States city.
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Fujitsu and NEC Corporation named Tokyo 2020 Gold Partners

Inside the Games - February 19, 2015 - 12:15
By Daniel Etchells

Tokyo 2020 has added Fujitsu and NEC Corporation, two of Japan's leading information technology providers, to its growing list of Gold Partners.
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Canon announced as latest Tokyo 2020 gold sponsor

Inside the Games - February 18, 2015 - 10:36
By Liam Morgan

Japanese giants Canon have today been announced as the latest gold sponsor of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
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Regional leader seizes on UCI Track Cycling World Championships to make case for Paris 2024

Inside the Games - February 18, 2015 - 09:49
By David Owen

The political leader of the region surrounding Paris has seized on today's opening of the 2015 International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling World Championships at the Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to highlight the French capital's case for hosting the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
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Archery at Invalides and beach volleyball on Champs de Mars: Paris 2024 study offers insight into Olympic roles for city landmarks

Inside the Games - February 16, 2015 - 15:22
By David Owen

Cycling at Versailles; fencing in the Grand Palais; and beach volleyball on the Champs de Mars, a former training ground for French soldiers.
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FIFA and Rio 2016 at odds over use of Manaus for Olympic football matches

Inside the Games - February 13, 2015 - 10:08
By David Owen

FIFA and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Organising Committee are at odds over whether the Amazonian city of Manaus would make a suitable venue for next year's Olympic football tournament.
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Teams facing long journey at Rio 2016 after Manaus added to potential football venues

Inside the Games - February 12, 2015 - 17:50
By Michael Pavitt

Amazonian city Manaus has been added to the list of venues that could stage football matches during next year's Olympics, Rio 2016 announced today. 
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Hidalgo to submit Paris 2024 candidature decision to council leaders in March

Inside the Games - February 12, 2015 - 14:16
By David Owen

Provisional confirmation of a Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games could come as soon as March, after sports officials today delivered a key feasibility study to political leaders, including Anne Hidalgo, the city's Mayor.
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Pop artist Romero Britto appointed Rio 2016 Olympic Games ambassador

Inside the Games - February 11, 2015 - 22:23
By Emily Goddard

Brazilian-born pop art icon Romero Britto has been appointed as a global ambassador for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Bach meets with Rome 2024 as part of new bid Invitation Phase

Inside the Games - February 11, 2015 - 19:08
By Emily Goddard

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received a visit from the leaders of the Rome 2024 team as part of the new "Invitation Phase" of the bidding process bought in under Olympic Agenda 2020.
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New poll provides well-timed boost to backers of Paris 2024 bid

Inside the Games - February 11, 2015 - 10:04
By David Owen

A new opinion poll has suggested that the French back the idea of a Paris Olympic bid, as top sports officials prepare for this week's delivery of a key feasibility study to political leaders, including Anne Hidalgo, the city's Mayor.
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