Rio 2016 have urged National Olympic Committees to seek "non-traditional" forms of accommodation during next year's Olympics and Paralympics, such as rented apartments through their partnership with Airbnb.

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Foreigners who usually require a visa to enter Brazil are unlikely to need one during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games after the country’s Lower House voted to grant a 90-day waiver.

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