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Rio Games Sees Budget Increase By 25% In Wake Of Project Delays, New Transit Plans

04 / 18 / 14

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of $10.76B for the 2016 Rio Olymipcs, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and publ...

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Aussie, NZ Olympic Funding See Big Jump

Australia's national sports federations are "facing a brave new world as the reality of a restructured government funding program" for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has begun "to hit home," according to Nicole Jeffery of THE AUSTRALIAN. Australian Institute of Sport Dir Matt Favier, who returned ...

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IOC Presidency Campaigns Take Shape

With the IOC election nine months away, the campaign to succeed President Jacques Rogge is "forging ahead behind the scenes without fanfare, policy platforms, debates, or any declared candidates for that matter," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. Rogge, who has led the organization since '01, w ...

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Sochi 2014 Adds Fitness Club As Partner

Russia fitness club chain World Class has become a supplier to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi in the fitness services and fitness equipment categories. World Class will fully organize the work of five gyms. Life Fitness will equip all five gyms with state of the art equipment and will be responsibl ...

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Climate Won't Slow Dubai's Games Bid

Sochi 2014 Olympic Organising Committee CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko said that Dubai, UAE has a "sporting chance" of hosting the Olympics despite its harsh climate, according to Ben Flanagan of THE NATIONAL. Dubai is "expected to bid" for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Chernyshenko predicted such an event wil ...

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IOC Writes To Int'l Olympic Federations

In what could spell more trouble for India, the IOC has written to all int'l Olympic sports federations to "investigate the situation in India in respect of the affiliated National federations and report back to it," according to THE HINDU. IOC National Olympic Committee Relations Dir Pere Miro wrot ...

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IOA Suspension Soon To Be Resolved

Newly elected Indian Olympic Association Joint Secretary S.M. Hashmi on Thursday expressed confidence that the issue of IOA’s suspension by the IOC "will be solved soon as the government has already taken up the issue" with the int'l governing body, according to the PTI. Hashmi, who is also th ...

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Vienna Ponders Play For '24, '28 Games

Austria's Olympic Committee (OeOC) President Karl Stoss said that his country "will back any bid by Vienna to host the 2024 or 2028 Olympic Games," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Vienna Mayor Michael Häupl was quoted in the Austrian media on Tuesday as saying that he "planned to hold a ...

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Russia Unveils New Rail For Sochi 2014

Russia unveiled a new railway line that will "help take athletes and spectators from the city to the mountains" during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, according to RUSSIA TODAY. The new line connects the coastal and mountain venue clusters of the 2014 Games and is "now well on its way to becoming an ...

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CNOSF Working On Sponsorships

The '09-12 period closes in a couple weeks and the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF) is already working on sponsorships for the '13-16 period, according to L'EQUIPE. The CNOSF, which had nine sponsors for the period leading up to the London Games, recently signed four new partners for the period lead ...

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Panama Olympic Committee In 'Disarray'

Panama's Olympic Committee (COP) is "in such disarray over its leadership" that the IOC has threatened to withdraw its recognition of the organization, according to XINHUA. Local daily La Prensa said that the IOC "urged the COP to reverse its decision to postpone a scheduled general assembly and ele ...

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