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  1. A bit saddened by this, I think a few of here will be, but it does look like the tide may be turning against developing country bids within the IOC. Those calculations of South Africa 2032 may need some revising.
  2. Hey everyone, It has been a while since I have posted here. No, I am not late to the party, at all. As a matter of fact, since I live in Rio, I was part of it the whole time, but life makes some surprising twists, which means sometimes I wasn´t able to do it properly. Four years ago I wrote this post, right after London Games. Then, I´ve tried to sum up all my expectation and fears about the Games and, on the last paragraph, I wrote: "Hopefully, in 4 years, I can come here and write that Rio made a great Olympic Games, just like London did last night, and finally have o
  3. Guess it's about time to get this thread going. First up, the swimming team was announced overnight. Gotta say, I have mixed feelings on Magnussen missing out (though he still may (probably) make the relays. He blew it in London, and you gotta feel a bit for him over that, but his grandstanding before those games (and especially the Commonwealth Bank ads, not to mention his stillness hijinks) really left a sour taste in my mouth about him.
  4. Well, while I'm just waiting for the final act, I wanna give one last shout out - to all of you here at GamesBids. I've watched seven games now (every one since Athens) in the partnership of my friends I've made here on the site. It wouldn't be a true games now I wasn't sharing jokes, comments and getting into scraps with the people here. You've truly become a vital part of the games experience to me. I know I've been a lot less active in recent times on the board, but it was great to get back with the "gang" to celebrate another festival of sport and festivities together. Just like
  5. Rio 2016 is not an event with protests against the interim president Michel Temer, only. Rio 2016 is an event with art and sport celebration too OLYMPIC BOULEVARD - Rio's Port Area Rio’s Olympic Boulevard unveils massive mural celebrating indigenous cultures One of the most impressive works in our recent spotlight on Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant street art scene is a brand new masterpiece by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, who just transformed a whopping 190-meter-long (that’s over 600 feet) wall in Rio’s renovated port district into a celebration of the world’s indigenous
  6. *This discussion is only about protests made during the Rio 2016 games. In Rio, Brazilians use the Olympics to Denounce Stage Coup Govt In a dramatic illustration of the Brazilian people's dissatisfaction with the interim coup-imposed president Michel Temer, Nearly every facet of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro - from the relay torch to the declaration of the games' opening by the Brazilian head of state - has Been plagued by political protests due to the legislative suspension of left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff. http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/In-Rio-Br
  7. I saw that some people here are worried and interested about the progress of the works of transport plan for the Olympics in Rio. I dont find any topic about it, so let's start. BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) - This is the biggest plan transport to olympics. The BRT Rio has four lines connecting the four olympic crowded city. The first line was opened in 2012. BRT Transolimpica (18 stations) - Conects the Barra Zone (Olympic Park, Golf, etc) with Deodoro Zone. BRT Transcarioca (45 stations) - Conects the Barra Zone with Galeão International Airport. BRT TransOeste (74 stations)- Conects the Ba
  8. No mascots unveiled yet, but we are already know it will one mascot for the Olympic Games and other for the Paralympic Games. The Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio will have a mascot each, he said on Tuesday (5) the brand board of the organizing committee, Beth Lula. Both should be presented to the public later this year. Last year a tender was held to choose the company responsible for the creation and development of characters. The organizing committee is studying make public engagement campaigns about the launch. There is possibility of popular choice of name, as happened in the Worl
  9. Hey, forum nubie. Has anyone had experience camping at an Olympic games? maybe In London? A company called camping ninja are setting up a camp site, mainly for games makers and other workers, just wondering how the experience rates. I'm wanting to book with them but they seem to have gone cold and are unresponsive to enquires. What are people's thoughts? R
  10. For those of you interested the Rio 2016 Volunteer Process has been released 70,000 people are needed You Must be 18 by May 2016 Have completed Middle School Education Must Be available for Entire games and selection process Benefits Food during Workdays Transportation Online Language Courses Full Uniform Exclusive Gifts Exclusive Training Sessions Certificate of Participation (ha) You Must pay for your airfare AND Accommodation (too bad) Timeline August 2014 Registation Begins 2014 Value and Language Test 2015 Face to Face and group Interviews (so you likely might have to g
  11. Take a "look" Designs based on Rio’s iconic skyline will adorn the competition venues and colour the city, also featuring on tickets and uniforms The new visual identity of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games features iconic city landmarks (Photo: Rio 2016) The football host cities The girls and the hidden guy are not part of the look of the games. Website
  12. http://www.rio2016.com/sites/default/files/users/rio2016_files/guia_ingressoing_2015_daily_0.pdf
  13. Well, we had to have the poll, didn't we? So, what do you think?
  14. We are 892 days till Rio 2016 and 925 to the Paralympic Games. Use this Thread for General Discussion on the Road to Rio
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