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Rio Opens First Facility In Deodoro For 2016 Olympic Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 15

The first facility of the Deodoro Sports Complex, one of the primary locations for the 2016 Olympic Games, was opened on Sunday (August 31st) by the Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes. The BMX cycling competition arena will host eleven Olympic and four Paralympic games and later become a Radical Park, a l...

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