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Rio De Janeiro's Olympic Park Electricity To Be Supplied By R$152M Substation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 15

After 12 months of construction and an initial investment of R$152M from the Brazilian Ministry of Mines & Energy, Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park will have its own electrical substation to "generate electricity during the event," according to GLOBO ESPORTE. The substation will "ensure the supply ...

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UN Adopts Olympic Truce Period

The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday "adopted a symbolic resolution calling for a global truce" throughout the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Paralympics, according to Peter James Spielmann of the AP. The General Assembly "has passed similar resolutions" since '93. The Russian-sponsored resolution "made ...

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Effects Of China's Olympic Bid

Int'l Volleyball Federation Honorary Life President Wei Jizhong said that bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics "will benefit China's political, economic, cultural and social development," according to XINHUA. According to Wei, "stability and economic capability have become the two prerequisites that ...

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Beijing To Bid For 2022 Winter Olympics

Chinese state-run media said Tuesday that Beijing "will bid to hold the 2022 Winter Games," according to the AFP. China's Olympic Committee has "in the name of Beijing city, applied to the International Olympic Committee" to host the Games. The application says that "ice sports would be held in Beij ...

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Russia Opens Olympic Power Station

Russia was due to unveil a new $309M power station Tuesday to "guarantee electricity supplies" for the 2014 Sochi Olympics just as athletes training for the event "complained of blackouts," according to RIA NOVOSTI. Int'l athletes currently participating in preliminary training sessions at the speci ...

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Russia Struggles To Keep Torch Burning

The Olympic torch has been to the North Pole and traveled thousands of kilometers "on the relay that will end at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in February," according to Ian Bateson of REUTERS. The problem is "the flame keeps going out." The longest torch relay in Olympic history "has b ...

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Olympic Notes

Russian police detained, harassed, and "threatened to imprison" two journalists from a Norwegian TV station who were "on a reporting trip to Sochi." Over the course of three days, Oystein Bogen and Aage Aunes, reporter and cameraman, respectively, of Norway's TV2, "were stopped by police six times." ...

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Putin Approves Anti-Terrorism Law

Russian President Vladimir Putin "has signed off on tougher anti-terrorism laws" ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics that "could oblige relatives to pay for any damage caused by militants fighting a separatist campaign in southern Russia," according to Gabriela Baczynska of REUTERS. The new law, which ...

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Stadium A Bump To Tokyo Olympics Euphoria

Just weeks after they rode the wave of euphoria to Olympic victory when Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Games, organizers "are being brought back to Earth with a bump," according to the AFP. The eye-catching architectural centerpiece -- a futuristic, bike-helmet-shaped stadium -- "is too big, a ...

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Environmental Concerns Hit Sochi

As a centerpiece of its Olympic bid, Russia trumpeted a "Zero Waste" program that promised the cleanest Games ever, saying that it "would refrain from dumping construction waste and rely on reusable materials," according to the AP. But on a visit last week to Akhshtyr, just north of Sochi, the AP fo ...

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