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2012-03-25 23:01:14

The Brazilian programme as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been announced in Rio de Janeiro.

2012-03-10 17:00:00

Led by International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel, an IOC delegation, comprising IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli and IOC Sports

2010-11-29 15:35:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradesco is the first national sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, exclusively in the Finance and Insurance Services categories.

2009-10-01 20:53:53

The International Olympic Committee will select the host city for the 2016 Games Friday. Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid are the candidate cities and a final appeal will be made by representatives for each of them prior to the voting by IOC members. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak to the IOC on behalf of Chicago's bid. The winner will be entrusted to deliver one of only a handful of truly global events that has the ability to bring together the vast majority of humanity...

2009-09-02 09:14:18

Polls conducted by international Olympics officials indicate strongest local support for the 2016 Summer Games in Madrid with Brazil's bid also popular. The International Olympic Committee ordered a poll seeking public support for having the 2016 Olympics in each of the four candidate cities.

2009-06-17 10:23:06

Representatives from the four cities vying to become the host site for the 2016 Olympics gave presentations Wednesday to the International Olympic Committee. Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo are the finalists for the 2016 Games.

2009-03-26 19:30:00

DENVER, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rio 2016 Bid Committee outlined its vision for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games today for Olympic Family members and international sports figures during a presentation at Sport Accord in Denver, Colorado. Rio's official presentation panel included Sergio Cabral, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio, Carlos Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and President of the Bid Committee, Carlos Roberto Osorio,...

2005-10-26 08:21:48

By Ossian Shine LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Edgy athletes fearing a cull of sports from the Olympic program want the International Olympic Committee to raise the minimum number of sports needed to stage a Summer Games from 15 to 25.

2005-07-08 07:39:32

By Ossian Shine SINGAPORE (Reuters) - London will stage a reduced Olympic Games in 2012 after baseball and softball were wiped from the program in a controversial vote on Friday.

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  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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