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Airbnb becomes sponsor of 2016 Olympics in Rio

03/27/2015 3:46 PM 0

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share startup Airbnb inked a deal to be the official "alternative accommodations" sponsor of the 2016 Olympic games.

The deal, which saw Airbnb pay ......

A man works on the Tennis venue at the Olympic Park for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 23, 2015. The head of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic organizing committee Carlos Nuzman said Rio would emerge from the games more changed than 1992 host Barcelona or 1964's Tokyo. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Show/Hide caption

A man works on the Tennis venue at the Olympic Park for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 23, 2015. The head of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic organizing committee Carlos Nuzman said Rio would emerge from the games more changed than 1992 host Barcelona or 1964's Tokyo. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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