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Pitch renovations at the Bet365 Stadium

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Grounds manager Andrew Jackson explains the detailed process involved in preparing the turf at the home ground of English soccer side Stoke City FC before the start of the 2018-19 season.

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Inside the Kinnick Stadium renovation

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The US$89m renovation at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium is taking shape. See the progress being made at the north end zone in this behind-the-build video.

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Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Floor Redesign Timelapse

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This time-lapse video shows the detailed process of redesigning the wood floor at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at the University of North Dakota, home to its basketball and volleyball teams.

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Affectionately known as 'Smurf Turf' at what stadium will you find the world's only blue AstroTurf playing surface? 


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Rio will learn from London 2012

A large contingent from the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (ROCOG) will be stationed in the capital for the duration of London 2012 to help them in their preparations as hosts of the next Olympic Games.
A team of 152 staff, all of whom will be participating in the IOC’s Observation Programme, and 51 representatives of different levels of government will share their learnings from the London event at a debriefing back in Rio in November 2012.

The team, which makes up roughly half of Rio 2016, will carry out a variety of different functions during their time in London. Many will act as on-site ‘observers’, where they will learn about different operational practices involved in the staging of an Olympic Games, while others will participate as shadows of professionals of the London Organising Committee.

“The world’s eyes will turn to us right after the closing of the London Games,” says José Arthur Peixoto, the person responsible for the Observer. “It is a very important moment from a strategic viewpoint. We will learn through the experience.”

Preparations for Rio 2016 are already well underway. Of the 34 competition venues, 18 are already operating and just 26% of the sports venues will need to be built due to existing infrastructure in place from hosting previous international events.


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