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AqueceRio International Archery Challenge Dates Released by Rio 2016

Over 7,800 athletes will compete across the AqueceRio Test Event programme, which is set to involve around 16,000 of the GamesTime volunteers

The International Archery Challenge will run from 15 to 22 September 2015 as close, as is possible to the full Olympic competition schedule. The whole Test Event programme will involve 34 Olympic events, six Paralympic events and four events which will include both Olympic and Paralympic tests.

Some of the events – such as the archery test event – will be organised by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee under the Aquece Rio (‘Rio Warms Up’) banner. The events will allow organisers to test operations and fine tune preparations for the Games.

“We have worked closely together with the sport federations to develop a test event calendar that will offer the best opportunity to carry out the vital testing and training required to prepare for the Games. Just like the athletes, the organising committee is in training, gaining experience and aiming to reach peak performance in August and September 2016,” said Agberto Guimarães, Rio 2016 Executive Director of Sport and Paralympic Integration.

The events provide an important opportunity to test the competition areas and results systems, as well as integrating all the relevant stakeholders and training the team of people who will be responsible for running the events during the Games.

“Test events are a crucial part of the preparations for staging Olympic and Paralympic Games, allowing the organising committee and its partners – in particular the International Sports Federations and government partners – to test all aspects of venue operations,” added Delphine Moulin, Rio 2016 Test Events General Manager.

Read more about the AqueceRio Test Events.