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"Record sales: 2016 will announce its new sponsor


The Rio 2016 Committee is about to announce its newest sponsor, a Brazilian airline. The contract values are kept confidential, but with this, the Olympics in Rio will hit historic record collection - surpassing the London Games in 2012, which generated about $ 1.1 billion in sponsorships."


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You really call that a good article?

"several venues has not started" Which venues?

This article goes completely against what the IOC said last visit. Dont have mentions about the venues and even the zones of competition that are not being built or are unfinished. In addition only 10% are not ready because much has already been completed, like the Maracana Stadium (Ceremonies and Football) and the Olympic Stadium (Athletics), among other places.

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"Rio 2016 reveals ticket prices for Paralympic Games

With 94% of the tickets costing R$70 (US$23) or less, the Paralympics aims to be as affordable as possible

Already put in your application for Olympic Games tickets? Now, it’s time to choose which of the world’s best Paralympic athletes to see in action. On Thursday 14 May the Organising Committee published its price list for tickets for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Of the 3.3 million up for grabs, 94% are on sale for R$70 (US$23) or less. In keeping with the promise to make these Games accessible to all, the ticket prices have been set to be as affordable as possible. The cost of entry to the sporting events will range from R$10 to R$130, while prices for the opening and closing ceremonies are between R$100 to R$1200."


Price list for Tickets

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The first Olympic rings arrived in Rio!


"The colored rings represent the five continents in the Olympics arrived in Rio. The main symbol of the games is installed in Madureira Park in city suburb. As shown by the Good Day River on Friday (15), it is 12 meters high and 25 meters long. The rings will be covered by a black cloth until the day of the inauguration, which will take place on Wednesday (20)."


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Inauguration of the Olympic Rings in Madureira Park



"The defining symbol of the Olympic Games has arrived in Rio de Janeiro. Accompanied by a spectacular firework display, the Olympic Rings were unveiled this Wednesday (20) in Madureira Park, during a ceremony attended by Nawal el Moutawakel, the president of the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the 2016 Games; Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro; and the president of the Organising Committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Carlos Arthur Nuzman.

“The Olympic Games are for all Cariocas (residents of Rio),” Paes said. “It is important that all of them feel that they are a fundamental part of this movement which is transforming Rio de Janeiro. Madureira is the heart of Rio’s suburbs, where our identity was forged. It is in the poorest regions of the city that the Games will have the most impact."
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From Britain to Brazil: Just realised, these Olympic rings in Madureira Park were the ones that were originally built in Newcastle for the London 2012 Games.




Which is nice! I just love those links between host cities.

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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has announced a brand new Mario & Sonic Olympics game to tie in with Rio 2016.

The crossover sports title, which will be released on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, was announced at today's (May 31) Japanese Nintendo Direct event.

Footage in the trailer shows familiar characters such as Donkey Kong and Luigi competing against each other.

Athletics, gymnastics, table tennis, football, rugby, beach volleyball and golf are among the events previewed in the video.

Players are also offered a glimpse of what gameplay will look like on each platform the game is being released on.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be the fifth under the Mario & Sonic Olympics banner, following tie-ins with Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014.

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"Rio 2016 has less than 20% of sessions sold out in the 1st phase of ticket sales
The result of the draw for the first phase of ticket sales for the 2016 Olympics will be announced on Tuesday, but many people still have the chance to secure his place in the stands in the coming months. According to data released on Monday by the Organizing Committee, only 17.4% of available sessions are fully exhausted, or 121 of 694 available.
5.2 million requests were made and a total of 4.5 million tickets were available to fans, but only 1,592,701 were allocated tickets. Siginificativa The difference in numbers is explained by the fact that some sessions were well attended, with more requests than available entries. Moreover, other methods have low demand and remaining tickets.
In addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, only three sports had the total of tickets sold: triathlon, marathon swimming and synchronized swimming. Among other modalities, in absolute numbers, the largest searches were, in order, by: football, athletics, volleyball, basketball, handball, beach volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, judo and swimming.
Entres people who requested tickets, 65% were included in the first draw, whose results will be announced from 10am on Tuesday. Fans received an email with uum link to enter the site www.rio2016.com/ingressos to access sessions which were randomly selected and the total price of your order.
From July 1, 2015, fans can request new tickets for the second draw, which will result in August. Who has not been contemplated in this first phase, will have priority in the second.
The next steps will be selling in October 2015 (direct selling online) and May 2016 (sale at the box office). Exhausted sessions may become available again in the event of withdrawal, non-payment, contingency release and return of international tickets."

See numbers and curiosities of lottery tickets to Rio 2016:

- Allocated Tickets - draw audited by KPMG
- 1,592,701 4.5 million available
- 65.5% of people were drawn to at least one session;
34.5% were not included
51.3% were partially covered
14.2% were fully covered
- Request Average value: R $ 1,341
- 26% of tickets were half-price;
- Sports over allocation of tickets
1 - Football
2 - Athletics
3 - Volleyball
4 - Basketball
5 - Handball
6 - Beach Volleyball
7 - Tennis
8 - Artistic Gymnastics
9 - Judo
10 - Swimming
- Three sports had the total of tickets sold: triathlon, marathon swimming and synchronized swimming
- Of the 694 sessions available, 121 are fully exhausted. Between them:
Opening ceremony
Closing ceremony
3 sessions exhausted
Final at the Maracana
Quarterfinals Men in São Paulo (August 13)
First stage over the weekend in Sao Paulo (August 10)
3 sessions exhausted
AT005 - including late male 100m
AT014 - including the end of the 4x100m relay men
AT015 - including the end of the 4x400m relay men
6 sessions exhausted
3 sessions first female stage
2 male and female semi Final
Beach volleyball
11 sessions sold out
Male and / or female - Semifinals (2 games)
Male and / or female - Semifinals (2 games)
Female - Bronze and Final
Male - Bronze and Final
17 sessions sold out
Male and Female - Simple 2nd and 3rd rounds; Doubles QF
Male - Simple 3rd round; Mixed Doubles 1st round
Male and Female - Simple QF and SF, Doubles QF and SF
Male and Female - Simple QF, QF and Doubles Semifinals
Male simple - Semifinal; Men's doubles - Final
Male simple - Bronze; Women's singles - Bronze, Final
Male simple, women's doubles and mixed doubles - Final
Volleyball court
11 esgostadas sessions
- 2 sessions - 1st phase F
- 3 sessions - 1st stage M
- 2 F and 2 semis semis M
- Bronze 2 F and M
- 2 Final F and M
Artistic Gymnastics
12 Sessions
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"In mourning," boats do protest against new Marina in the Guanabara Bay
Around 30 boats sailing in sail competition venues at the Olympics in performance-protest "Black Horizon" against new Marina da Glória
With black sails, about 30 boats staged a protest against the new project of the Marina da Glória, Guanabara Bay, on Sunday afternoon. The performance conceived by artist Martha Niklaus was named "Black Horizon" and performed in front of Flamengo Beach, close to the candle rays of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. The protest was organized by users of the Marina, which claim that local revitalization works raise the use of space prices by up to 200%.


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Somehow, yes, they will do with the Marina the same thing that happened in many countries with soccer stadiums... They will refurbsh and increase the price of the place in name of modernization...

(I saw some nice and funny protest from English soccer fans against the increase of ticket prices due stadium modernizations)

In the other side, the place do need modernization and refurbshment...

I don't understand why can't they negociate a middle-term that could benefit both sides?

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Excellently detailed piece, interviewing various people involved with or affected by the Rio Games:


The headline, then the titles and the people chosen...


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News in the landscape: Rowing Stadium Tower, the Lagoon, is ready


It has news in the landscape of Lagoa. It was completed days ago the new tower of the Rowing Stadium, built near the Lagoon. It has four floors, two of them fixed and other temporary, which will be assembled only for major competitions. The next step is the installation of data and timing technology to the evidence. The structure set up by the state government is already used in the Games test event in August.

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