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Rio hotels see larger Olympics boost than London, Beijing

Rio de Janeiro’s hotel industry saw a substantially larger impact as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics than London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008, new data showed. According to data from STR, during the month of August, Rio de J

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Rio wraps up Games on upbeat tropical note

A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games. Aft

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Brazil says foreign tourism met half-million forecast for games

At least 500,000 foreign visitors arrived in Brazil to attend the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the government said on Friday, citing recent immigration figures that met a forecast made well before the games. According to data compi

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Rio Games ‘iconic’ despite snags, lack of cash: Bach

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which come to an end on Sunday, were an iconic Games despite a long list of problems and a lack of cash, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Saturday. A day before the c

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Olympic broadcast revenue jumps 7.1pc to top $4bn

Olympic broadcast revenues reached $4.1 billion from 2013 to 2016, a 7.1 per cent increase from the previous four years, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sale of broadcasting rights provides the IOC with

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Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet wins Olympic gold medal

Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet was yesterday (August 15) crowned the new Olympic champion in the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Bolt wins 100m gold, completes treble

For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday all the ills that have dogged athletics were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100 metres final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track. The J

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Security beefed up at Games after bus hit by stones

Rio Games organizers stepped up police patrols around the Olympic Park on Wednesday after a bus was hit by what security officials said were stones hurled by vandals. Passengers on the bus reported hearing the sound of gun shots b

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Anxiety, security lines mar Olympics' first day

The Rio Olympic Games got off to a shambolic and nervous start on Saturday, with organisers apologising to angry fans kept waiting for hours at security checkpoints to enter venues while, outside, shootings and bomb scares kept visitors on edge.

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Olympics score highly with GCC travellers

GCC residents are keen to travel to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, leading travel search site Wego.com has revealed after analysing flight searches on its platform. "The games begin on August 6, and analysing data on www.wego.ae

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