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IOC Member Allen and colleagues on Rio 2016 visit

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This is the Commission’s eighth visit to the “Marvellous City” of  Rio.

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The Commission, led by its Chairman, Nawal El Moutawakel, comprises Beatrice Allen  and a dozen others and they  will be working with the Local Organising Committee and its government partners over these three days (23-25 February) to see how Rio’s preparations are advancing ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

A release from Olympic House, yesterday stated that with the Games now just over a year-and-a-half away, Rio 2016 now has numerous Games-time initiatives up and running, such as its ticketing programme, volunteer training programme and Olympic Torch Relay. 

While in Brazil, Miss Allen and her colleagues will  hear about these initiatives; visit some of the Games venues and listen to reports on a number of key operational areas, such as athletes’ services, sport venues, National Olympic Committee services, International federation services, accommodation, transport, marketing, media services and preparations for the Paralympics Games. 

Rio de Janeiro was elected on October 2, 2009 as the host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will have 28 sports on the programme, and will run from 5 till 21 August 2016.

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