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Presenting partners named for Rio 2016 Torch Relay visiting all 26 Brazilian States

Inside the Games - January 29, 2015 - 16:03
By Nick Butler

Coca-Cola, Nissan and Bradesco will be the presenting partners for the Rio Olympic Torch Relay, it was announced today, with the Torch to embark on a 12,000 kilometres journey beginning in May 2016.
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Swimming suffers biggest decline as Sport England figures reveal less people playing sport

Inside the Games - January 29, 2015 - 12:16
By Nick Butler

Levels of sports participation in England have taken a severe dip two years after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, figures released today have indicated. 
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Smithsonian in talks for opening exhibition space on London 2012 Olympic Park

Inside the Games - January 29, 2015 - 11:30
By Emily Goddard

The Smithsonian is in talks about the opening of an exhibition space in the new cultural complex that is being developed on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. 
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Tokyo 2020 raises a glass after securing Asahi Brewers as second domestic sponsor

Inside the Games - January 27, 2015 - 07:27
By Duncan Mackay

Asahi Brewers were today unveiled by Tokyo 2020 as its second top-tier domestic sponsor, only a day after the Gold Partner programme had been officially launched with the announcement of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation.
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Boston 2024 calling on city's wealthiest to donate towards Olympic and Paralympic campaign

Inside the Games - January 26, 2015 - 13:27
By Paul Osborne

Organisers of Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are calling out to the rich and powerful to help fundraise their effort to bring the Games to the United States for the first time for more than 20 years. 
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Tokyo 2020 sign-up telecommunications giant NTT as first Gold Partner

Inside the Games - January 26, 2015 - 09:06
By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 today announced Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation as its first Gold Partner in a multi-million dollar deal.
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Boston 2024 names former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Davey as new chief executive

Inside the Games - January 25, 2015 - 12:34
By Daniel Etchells

Boston 2024 has appointed Richard Davey, the former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, as its new chief executive.
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Tokyo 2020 announce new Commissions amid move to new headquarters

Inside the Games - January 23, 2015 - 12:54
By Paul Osborne

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is due to move to a new headquarters at the end of March, insidethegames has learned following today's Executive Board meeting.

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CONI President confident Rome will host 2024 Games after meeting with Bach

Inside the Games - January 21, 2015 - 19:24
By Emily Goddard

Giovanni Malagò, President of the Italian Olympic Committee, has said he is optimistic that Rome will secure the hosting rights for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics after a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today.
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Rio 2016 Torch Relay to emulate London 2012 by providing "Olympic experience"

Inside the Games - January 21, 2015 - 16:34
By Nick Butler

Rio 2016 organisers are seeking to emulate the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relay, they have claimed, with a 100-day event spanning the entire host country.
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Boston 2024 releases detailed plans of city's bid to host Olympic and Paralympic Games

Inside the Games - January 21, 2015 - 12:47
By Liam Morgan

The Boston 2024 Organising Committee have today released detailed plans of the city's bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in nine years' time.
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Rio in "final stretch" of constructing new anti-doping laboratory for Olympic Games

Inside the Games - January 20, 2015 - 21:10
By Nick Butler at the Apex Temple Court Hotel in London

Strong progress has taken place regarding construction of the Anti Doping Laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, with the facility to be fully operational well before the end of 2015, a Rio 2016 official has insisted here today.
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Referendum to take place in Berlin if city chosen as German contender in 2024 Olympic race

Inside the Games - January 20, 2015 - 17:46
By Nick Butler

A referendum will be held in Berlin in September if the city is chosen ahead of Hamburg as the German contender in the race for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
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Rio 2016 golf test event set to go ahead in November despite fears over grass growing in time

Inside the Games - January 20, 2015 - 17:27
By Michael Pavitt at the Apex Temple Court Hotel in London

Rio 2016 are not expecting to need to postpone the golf test event scheduled for the Olympic course in November despite the grass having only recently been laid, officials have insisted here today, although they are still working to accommodate the concerns of environmentalists.
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Sponsors to pay $128 million for leading package at Tokyo 2020

Inside the Games - January 19, 2015 - 18:35
By Paul Osborne

Companies hoping to become leading sponsors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics will reportedly have to pay around JPY¥15 billion (£80 million/$128 million/€110 million).
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Tokyo 2020 launch Young Athletes' Project to encourage youth to focus on Games

Inside the Games - January 19, 2015 - 11:58
By Paul Osborne

Tokyo 2020 has launched a Young Athletes' Project in an effort to encourage youngsters to set the Olympic and Paralympic Games as their ultimate sporting goal.
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Cruise ship Norwegian Getaway to boost Rio 2016 hotel capacity

Inside the Games - January 18, 2015 - 16:37
By David Owen

One of the world's 10 biggest cruise ships - the 145,000 tonne Norwegian Getaway - is set to be docked in Rio de Janeiro during next year's Olympic Games, supplementing the city's hotel capacity.
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Poll finds majority of Boston residents support 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid

Inside the Games - January 17, 2015 - 17:31
By Liam Morgan

A new poll has found 55 per cent of Massachusetts residents are in support of Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Demonstrators to stage protest walk against Tokyo National Stadium demolition

Inside the Games - January 16, 2015 - 23:44
By Emily Goddard

The Custodians of the National Stadium, a group campaigning to stop the demolition of the Tokyo National Stadium to make room for a new one for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, are planning to stage a protest walk this weekend.
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Rio 2016 road races to start and finish at Fort Copacabana

Inside the Games - January 16, 2015 - 16:59
By Paul Osborne

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has today confirmed the adapted start and finish locations of the Rio 2016 men's and women's road races at Fort Copacabana.
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