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Rio Institutes Holidays and Traffic Bans During 2016 Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2016 Olympics rapidly approaching, city officials announced on Wednesday, June 26th, a series of measures to be instituted during the Games such as traffic bans, road closures, exclusive Olympic traffic lanes, and three citywide holidays on August 5th, 18th, and 22nd.

With 500,000 tourists and more than ten thousand athletes from 206 countries about to join Rio’s six million residents, the measures, which will be in effect for the Olympics, from August 5th to 21st, and Paralympics, from September 7th to 18th, are designed to help mobility . . .

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