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Rio airport gets new look for Olympic Games 2016

With less than three months to go until the start of the Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro’s international airport has almost doubled its passenger capacity, added nearly 100 new shops and restaurants, and rolled out high-technology equipment to speed up boarding and passport control. On Monday (23 May), the new operators of Galeão, as the airport is colloquially known, opened to the ...

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Zika Virus Threat Looms Over Rio Olympics 2016, Mosquito Nets for Pay Now

With Zika virus threat looming large on Rio Olympics in Brazil, the organizing committee has offered masquito nets to delegations on additional payment depending upon what type they would like to use. The rates may vary from Velcro that costs $15 to durable screens which can cost over $100. Philip Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Rio 2016 organizing committee, said ...

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Target Olympics: 39 More Players Added to Sports Ministry Scheme

The sports ministry has added 39 more players as recommended by the Identification Committee of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) chaired by Anurag Thakur, an MP. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) said these athletes will get assistance under the TOP Scheme for Rio Olympics and 2020 Olympics in addition to 45 ...

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