RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have closed recruitment for volunteers, registering 242,757 applicants for 70,000 unpaid positions — 45,000 for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics.
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian organizers of the 2016 Olympics are creating a task force to deal with a so-called “super bacteria” discovered in Olympic sailing waters.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom.