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Rio De Janeiro Mayor Delivers Last Major Olympic Park Installation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 16

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes "handed a still not entirely finished cycling arena to organizers on Sunday, inaugurating the last major installation in the Olympic Park just over a month before the summer games begin," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. Organizing committee representativ...

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Indonesia Fails To Solve IOC Rings Row

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