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Rio Olympics to have new women`s wrestling categories

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 18:47

The wrestling world`s governing body, FILA, announced here Tuesday that two weight categories will be added in the women`s section in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Bolt wants to dominate the tracks until Rio 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 17:38

Sprint icon Usain Bolt says he wants to dominate the tracks until the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

McIlroy contemplating Olympic snub over Team GB, Ireland conundrum

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 15:05

World number one Rory McIlroy is considering to snub the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 because he doesn’t intend to offend his fans from either England or Ireland.

Now to Rio, full of Olympic 2016 jitters

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 11:15

The snuffing out of the Olympic flame in London marked a conclusion for most, but for 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro it kicked off four years of pre-games jitters and a race against the clock.

Olympics may draw $34 bln in investments to Rio

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 08:28

Rio can expect about 53.2 billion reais (USD 34 billion) in private investments linked to the World Cup and Olympic Games, outstripping the funding attracted by other recent host cities, a study showed.

IOC`s choice for 2016 not motivated by money: Rogge

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 10:57

The decision to elect Rio de Janeiro as the host of the 2016 Olympics was not driven by money, otherwise the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would have picked Chicago, IOC chief Jacques Rogge said.

Caipirinhas in Rio after 2016 Olympics win

Last Updated: Saturday, October 03, 2009, 21:32

Confetti poured over 50,000 cheering Brazilians, swimsuit-clad revelers waved green, yellow and blue flags and bartenders worked overtime serving caipirinhas to celebrate one of Rio`s proudest moments.

Rio urges IOC to award Olympics to South America

Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2009, 18:19

Rio de Janeiro delivered a passionate appeal for South America to be awarded the Olympics for the first time.