Summer Olympics

Rio 2016 sailing venue must be moved due to pollution health risks, letter claims

By Nick Butler

Pollution concerns on Guanabara Bay remains a major worry ahead of Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesAction must be taken to move the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic sailing competition away from Guanabara Bay because of health risks posed by water pollution, the writer of an open letter has claimed.

Boston 2024 and USOC deny bid to be dropped if public support does not improve soon

By Daniel Etchells

The latest poll on the Boston 2024 bid revealed a decline in support ©Getty ImagesBoston 2024 chief executive Rich Davey has moved to quell speculation that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) intends to drop the city's bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games if local support does not improve soon. 

Rio 2016 tickets go on sale

By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for Rio 2016 have gone on sale today ©Getty ImagesTickets for Rio 2016 have gone on sale today, with Brazilian residents able to apply for tickets in the first of two draws and non-residents being given the first opportunity to establish the identity of the Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) in their respective country.

CBI and Caribbean Broadcasting Union sign Rio 2016 Olympics deal

By Emily Goddard

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union has struck a deal with CANOC Broadcasting Incorporated for Rio 2016 ©CBUCANOC Broadcasting Incorporated (CBI) and the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) have signed a memorandum of understanding that is set to bring unprecedented coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympics to the Caribbean.

Rio 2016 rowing venue renovation work due to start in April, Government announces

By Liam Morgan

The Rio Sate Government have announced renovation work at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas will begin in April ©Getty ImagesRenovation work at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, due to host the Olympic and Paralympic rowing and canoe sprint events next year will start in April, the Rio de Janeiro State Government has announced.

Tokyo 2020 President reveals he is suffering from lung cancer but claims prognosis good

By Michael Pavitt

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has confirmed that he has been treated for cancer ©AFP/Getty ImagesTokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has revealed he has been treated for cancer but claimed it will not affect him carrying out his duties in the build-up to the Olympics and Paralympics. 

Rio 2016 announce beginning of volunteer selection as training centre opens

By Liam Morgan

Rio 2016 have announced they have started the volunteer selection process and they have opened a brand new training centre ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 have announced they have started selecting volunteers for next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games and have opened a new training centre in order to support the process.

Rio 2016 sign deal for American company to find lodgings for spectators

By Duncan Mackay

Up to 20,000 rooms in private houses and accommodation will be available during Rio 2016 following a deal with Airbnb ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 has signed a deal with online hospitality provider Airbnb to help spectators find accommodation in private houses and apartments during the Olympics and Paralympics, they announced today.  

Rio 2016 releases Olympic competition schedule

By Emily Goddard

Rio 2016 is celebrating 500 days to go until the Olympics ©Getty ImagesAn outline of the competition schedule has been released for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 
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