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Two decades on the top: Robert Scheidt and his medal collection

February 29th, 2012

Robert Scheidt was participating in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games for the fourth time but his eyes glistened in way as if it was the first time.   In a green suit, a white hat and holding the Brazilian flag, an honour of a few in history, he was waving at more than 90,000 people at the Beijing Olympic Stadium and looking like a young beginner. But he was an Olympic bi-champion and a nine-time world Sailing champion.

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The tradition of the host nation: Brazil, the country of Sailing at the Olympic Games

February 29th, 2012

Brazilians know how to enjoy nature’s gift to Brazil – a coast of over 7,400 Km – like no other. The alluring nature of the country that is hosting the Rio 2016™ Games is the dream setting for an array of activities, but one in particular has earned world recognition and gold dividends to Brazil: Sailing.

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THE WIND BLOWS IN FAVOUR OF RIO 2016™: Brazilians’ expectations for Sailing

February 29th, 2012

Sailing is the sport which has won the most medals for Brazil in the history of the Olympic Games. It is not for nothing that expectations of the host people of the 2016 Games are increasingly high for the disputes of the world’s biggest sporting event to take place at Guanabara Bay, one of the city’s postcards. This week, several articles are paying homage to this sport which is expected to thrill the Brazilian people in four years.

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The President of Rio 2016™ participates in the 19th. Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

February 29th, 2012

Last Monday, 27 February, the president of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games participated in the panel discussion on Sport and Human Rights of the 19th. Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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London 2012 Festival countdown event set to hit the right note

February 29th, 2012

Music Nation, the first nationwide countdown event to the London 2012 Festival, takes place this weekend with over 100 live events across the UK.

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London 2012 offers first look at Paralympic Torch

February 29th, 2012

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has today unveiled the Paralympic Torch to mark six months to go until the start of the Paralympic Games.

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Hackett: ‘Mad’ to write off Thorpe’s London bid

February 28th, 2012

Grant Hackett believes it would be 'mad' to write off five-times Olympic
champion Ian Thorpe's bid to swim at the London Games even if his times
are a cause for concern with the Australian trials just a few weeks
away.

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Richards-Ross has year’s fastest 400 on birthday

February 28th, 2012

Former world champion Sanya Richards-Ross celebrated her birthday with
the fastest 400 metres of the year as Americans sped to four
season-leading performances at the U.S. world indoor championships
trials at Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.

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Chaunte Lowe sets American record in high jump at USA Indoors

February 28th, 2012

Nearly 10 months removed from giving birth to her second baby, Chaunte Lowe set an American record in the women's high jump at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, clearing 6-7½ on her third attempt.

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Manzano reclaims U.S. indoor 1500m title

February 28th, 2012

Both Leo Manzano and Jenny Simpson won their second USA indoor 1500m
titles here on the second and final day of the USA Indoor Championships
at the Albuquerque Convention Center

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