Citizens from Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States will not need visas to enter Brazil during this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Government has announced.

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The great Jesse Owens embodied the Olympic ideal with his deeds at the stadium but long after his sporting career was over, he spoke in unforgettable fashion at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In the forty years since then, few have come closer to encapsulating the Olympic spirit.

Read more: How will Rio 2016 preserve the Olympic spirit of trying to bring peace to the world?

More than two million people packed onto Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach to ring in a New Year that will see the city host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics with the world's most spectacular firework display.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC), technology partner Atos and the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 officially opened the Technology Operations Centre for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Read more: Atos Opens Tech Operations Center For Rio Olympics 2016

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has announced a partnership with Cartan Global, the exclusive authorised ticket reseller for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Read more: TTOC partner with Cartan for Olympic ticketing