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As London winds down, eyes turn to Rio. Will it be ready for the 2016 Olympics? CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

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Chris Hoy rules out Rio 2016updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 18:18:00

Six-time gold medal winner, Chris Hoy tells CNN that he won't be competing for more medals in 2016.

Kiteboarding: Meet future champions of newest Olympic sportupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 09:16:00

When kiteboarding was given the Olympic seal of approval earlier this year, the brightest stars in the sport were faced with some life-changing decisions. Would they continue as semi-professionals who sail for fun, or quit their day jobs and focus all their time and energy to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio -- with a good shot at winning gold?

Kiteboarding's healthy rivalryupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 09:16:00

CNN's Mainsail looks at the close friendship and rivalry of kiteboarding's top three competitors.

Golf legends left disappointed in battle to design Olympic course in Rioupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 17:49:00

The organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio selected a U.S-based company Wednesday to design the golf course where the leading players in the world will battle for gold in four years time.

Brazilian military to raid Rio slums this weekendupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 20:12:00

A special military task force is scheduled to occupy three of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious slums on Sunday in an effort to gain control of the communities from drug gangs.

Notorious Rio drug trafficker caughtupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 15:43:00

As Brazilian authorities work to "pacify" Brazil's slums ahead of two global sporting events, police in Rio de Janeiro captured one of the city's most notorious drug traffickers.

100 episodes of CNN's Living Golfupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:40:00

CNN's Living Golf will celebrate 100 episodes when September's show is aired on Thursday.

CNNMoney: NBC snags Olympics through 2020updated: Tue Jun 07 2011 15:46:00

The Peacock is shelling out a whopping $4.38 billion for the rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2020.

Risk of disease grows as flooding deaths increase in Brazilupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 12:05:00

The death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continued to rise Sunday, surpassing 600, the government said.

More than 500 dead in Brazil floodingupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 19:42:00

It was like a tsunami from the sky in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state as floodwater gushed through hill towns and giant boulders catapulted from hillsides, instantly crushing cars and houses.

Brazil police to remain in control of Rio slum for nowupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 23:04:00

Soldiers and police will remain in the Alemao favela complex in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until a more permanent policing solution can be put in place, the local governor said Monday, according to the official Agencia Brasil.

Eco-wall or segregation?updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 04:58:00

Walls in Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns protect rainforests. Locals call it segregation. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Villegas: On-course for Colombiaupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 12:34:00

Camilo Villegas was at the top of his game this time last year, after becoming the first Colombian golfer to win a PGA Tour event with his BMW Championship victory in September 2008.

IOC adds rugby sevens and golf to 2016 Olympicsupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 11:00:00

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will include rugby union sevens, a shortened version of the 15-player game, and golf as sports, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced.

Brazilians celebrate Olympics bid in Rio de Janeiroupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 23:35:00

Thousands of people celebrated Friday on crowded Copacabana beach as the announcement that Brazil had been chosen as the 2016 Olympics host played live over huge screens erected above the sand.

Rio wins Olympic bidupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 23:35:00

Exuberant Rio de Janeiro is the first South American city to host Olympic Games. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Rio wins 2016 Olympicsupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 23:03:00

IOC president announces Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the winning host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

People.com: Obamas' Olympic Bid for Chicago Failsupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 16:58:00

Despite their personal appeal, the Games will be go to Rio de Janeiro instead

Rio de Janeiro to host 2016 Olympicsupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 16:34:00

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday.

Olympic 'nopes' beat out hope in Chicagoupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 15:45:00

The announcement that Chicago, Illinois, will not host the 2016 Olympic Games took the hopeful wind out of many in the Windy City.

Olympic decision disappoints many -- but not all -- Chicagoansupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 13:49:00

Supporters of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics were shocked Friday by news that the city was the first of four finalists to be eliminated from consideration.

CNNMoney: Chicago loses Olympic bid to Rioupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 13:29:00

Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: President Obama gives Chicago 2016 bid final push in Denmarkupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 11:13:00

COPENHAGEN -- As Barack Obama was walking out of the Bella Center in Copenhagen following Chicago's Olympic bid presentation earlier this morning, the president stopped before leaving the building and told assembled reporters, "The only thing I'm upset about is that they arranged for me to follow Michelle. That's always bad." Indeed, after much speculation whether the President would come to Denmark, it was the First Lady who gave Chicago's bid to host the Olympics in 2016 the emotional appeal it otherwise lacked.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: The pros and cons of each city's bid for the 2016 Olympicsupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 17:18:00

On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will choose the city that will host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, the four finalists, will each make a 45-minute presentation before the IOC members Friday afternoon in Copenhagen. They are likely to highlight their bid's assets and address some of the questions raised in the IOC's site evaluation report released earlier this month. The winning city should be announced between noon and 1 p.m. Eastern Time in the U.S.

CNNMoney: Chicago's Olympic bid: An expensive propositionupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 08:46:00

With help from hometown heroes like the Obamas, Chicago is aggressively lobbying to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. But making the games profitable would not be an easy win.

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