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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. (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 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. The Brazilian elements will be integrated into the 12-week cultural celebration that will run...

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 Director Christophe Dubi, met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia during a visit to the host nation of the 2016 Olympic Games. (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 Led by International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel, an IOC delegation, comprising IOC Olympic...

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. Thus, Bradesco will be able to use the right of associating their brand to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the Brazilian Olympic Committee already from 2011. "The Bradesco sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is our way of demonstrating trust in the entrepreneurship of the Brazilian people and of the city of...

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...

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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. The results were released Wednesday, one month before the vote to award the 2016 Games takes place, with an Evaluation Commission report. Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo are the finalists....

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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. Sessions Wednesday and Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland, are part of the IOC's assessment process that will end with a vote Oct. 2 to choose the Olympic site. All 93 IOC members attended the meetings in Switzerland where the candidate cities' representatives...

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. The Athens Games in 2004 showcased 28 sports, the maximum permitted under IOC rules. But at the IOC's Session in Singapore in July softball and baseball were slung off the program, the first sports to be cut from the Games since polo was axed in...

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. London's showpiece will now feature 26 sports rather than 28 after International Olympic Committee (IOC) members rejected proposals to replace the axed sports with two from rugby sevens, golf, squash, karate and roller sports. Baseball and softball failed to win a majority of votes in a ballot of members at the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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