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Rio 2016 convene task force to tackle new "super-bacteria" threat at sailing venue

Inside the Games - December 17, 2014 - 18:59
By Nick Butler

Pollution concerns at the Rio 2016 sailing venue in Guanabara Bay have been revived following the discovery of a drug-resistant "super-bacteria" capable of causing a number of different infections.
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Mexico Olympic Committee President wants to revive joint Tijuana-San Diego Olympic bid for 2024

Inside the Games - December 17, 2014 - 18:17
By Duncan Mackay

Mexico is trying to revive a joint bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics between Tijuana and San Diego, although its hopes appear set to be dashed by the United States. 
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Tokyo 2020 events should be held in Fukushima to show recovery from nuclear disaster, claims Governor

Inside the Games - December 17, 2014 - 14:02
By Nick Butler

Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has called for events during Tokyo 2020 to be held in his region to demonstrate improvements made there since the 2011 nuclear disaster.
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United States will bid for 2024 Olympics but choose city later

Inside the Games - December 16, 2014 - 23:59
By Duncan Mackay

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today formally committed itself to bidding for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics but decided not to choose a city until next month. 
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Papal support for Rome 2024 but others dismiss bid as "madness"

Inside the Games - December 16, 2014 - 14:12
By Nick Butler

Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics has provoked a mixed reaction in Italy, with Papal support countered by concerns over whether the city can afford the Games due to a perilous financial and political situation. 
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Rome confirms bid for 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

Inside the Games - December 15, 2014 - 13:12
By Nick Butler

A widely expected Rome bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics has been confirmed today, just two years after the Italian Government scrapped its bid for the 2020 edition due to financial problems.
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Brazilian public names Rio 2016 mascots Vinicius and Tom

Inside the Games - December 15, 2014 - 01:58

By Nick Butler

Rio 2016's Olympic and Paralympic mascots will be named Vinicius and Tom, it has been announced.

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Italian Prime Minister set to unveil Rome 2024 Olympic bid

Inside the Games - December 14, 2014 - 16:44
By Nick Butler

A Rome bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics is expected to be confirmed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tomorrow.
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Exclusive: California bid for 2024 Games would be "perfect" for surfing's Olympic ambitions, claims ISA President

Inside the Games - December 14, 2014 - 10:49
By Mike Rowbottom

Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association, believes it would be "perfect" for his sport's ambitions of joining the Olympic programme if the United States, expected to announce this week whether it intends to bid for the 2024 Summer Games, should choose a host city in California.
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Agenda 2020 has created "historic opportunity" for Budapest Olympic bid, claims leading official

Inside the Games - December 13, 2014 - 14:05
By Nick Butler

An Extraordinary Session of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) will take place in February to analyse the feasibility of a Budapest bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics following the outcome of the Agenda 2020 reform process.
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USOC Board meeting may see a US city first out of the traps in race for 2024 Olympics

Inside the Games - December 11, 2014 - 11:40
By David Owen

The race for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games may spark into life on Tuesday (December 16), with strong signals that the American applicant city is set to be unveiled following a meeting of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)'s Board of Directors.
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Olympic sailors mugged at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro

Inside the Games - December 11, 2014 - 11:11
By Paul Osborne

Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have been mugged at knife point in Rio de Janeiro during a training camp ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Road race and time trial courses revealed for Rio 2016

Inside the Games - December 10, 2014 - 12:10
By Paul Osborne

The courses for the road race and time trials at the next Olympic Games have been confirmed by the International Cycling Union (UCI) and Rio 2016 Organising Committee.
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Exclusive: Federations concerned Tokyo 2020 changes could affect up to 14 sports

Inside the Games - December 9, 2014 - 10:07
By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Concerns are mounting among International Sports Federations (IFs) that Tokyo 2020 may take advantage of the Agenda 2020 provisions to seek to move as many as 14 sports - equivalent to half the Olympic programme - to new venues.
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Bid process timetable for 2024 Olympics published by IOC

Inside the Games - December 6, 2014 - 12:40
By Duncan Mackay at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The bid process timetable for the 2024 Olympics campaign was announced here today, with candidates having to formally decide whether they will join the race by next September. 
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Criticism over Rio 2016 timetable not raised at IOC Executive Board meeting

Inside the Games - December 5, 2014 - 19:06
By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The planned schedule for events at Rio 2016 is set to remain unchanged, it has been revealed, despite criticism over the late timing for finals in some sports.
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NGOs voice opinions on Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic preparations

Inside the Games - November 30, 2014 - 14:11
By Paul Osborne

Representatives from over 30 Non-Governmental Organisations were in Brazil this week to participate in the second Rio 2016 Dialogue Workshop, staged in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Milestone first roof panel laid in London Olympic Stadium transformation

Inside the Games - November 29, 2014 - 15:38
By Daniel Etchells

Transformation work at London's Olympic Stadium has reached a new milestone after the first piece of roof panelling was fitted at the iconic venue in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 
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Brazilian judge rejects request to halt Rio 2016 Olympic golf course construction

Inside the Games - November 29, 2014 - 14:06
By Daniel Etchells

Environmentalists' attempts to halt the development of the Rio 2016 golf course have been rejected by a judge from the Olympic host nation.

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Rio 2016 brand director Lula hails success of Games mascots launch

Inside the Games - November 26, 2014 - 14:11
By Mike Rowbottom

Beth Lula, brand director at Rio 2016, has hailed the launch of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots a huge success, commenting: "We are very proud of our mascots and very happy that they were welcomed by the public and media in Brazil."
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