Summer Olympics

New international research collaboration will assess impact of Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

The University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo will explore the impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy ©Getty ImagesThe impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy will be explored by the University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo, following the announcement of a new research collaboration.

Construction work on Rio 2016 Olympic Park progressing well, officials claim

By Daniel Etchells

The structures of Carioca Arenas one, two and three are now visible ©EOM/Renato Sette CamaraConstruction work on the Barra Olympic Park, the heart of Rio 2016, is continuing to progress with the three Carioca Arenas showing the most development.

Research shows sport volunteering is thriving, says co-founder of London 2012 legacy charity Join In

By Daniel Etchells at Admiralty House in London

Greg Nugent, co-founder of Join In, was speaking at a conference in London ©ITGGreg Nugent, co-founder of the London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In, believes that new research carried out into the value of volunteering in sport shows that the sector plays a fundamental part in society and the economy.

AECOM to advise on Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure development

By Emily Goddard

AECOM will advise on the Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure developments ©AECOM The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 have appointed AECOM Technology Corporation to advise on the development of the venues and infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 to reveal mascot that will "live in hearts of the fans" next month

By Daniel Etchells

The identity of the mascot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set to be revealed next month ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 is set to unveil its mascot next month, it has been revealed, the most important moment so far of a merchandise programme that is aiming to raise BRL1 billion (£263 million/$420 million/€329 million).

Paris 2024 Olympic hopes still alive despite being written off over Expo bid

By David Owen

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has signalled the intention to bid for Expo 2025,. but that will not derail a study into a 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid by Paris ©Getty ImagesThe French sports establishment is set to press on with efforts to piece together a blueprint for a winning Paris Olympic bid, in spite of comments this week by Manuel Valls, the French Prime Minister, that have been widely interpreted as sounding a death-knell for the French capital's prospects of entering the 2024 race.

Germany to proceed cautiously on 2024 Olympic bid to avoid "second Munich"

By Duncan Mackay

DOSB President Alfons Hörmann has warned that whichever city they choose to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics must have the support of its citizens ©Getty ImagesA decision on which German city will be put forward as a possible bidder for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics will not be made until officials are certain that it has the support of its local citizens, it has been revealed.

Rio 2016 Education Programme has benefited 100,000 young Brazilians, it is claimed

By Nick Butler

More than 100,000 young people have benefited from the Education Programme, it is claimed ©Rio 2016More than 100,000 young people across 168 schools in and around Rio de Janeiro have benefited from the Rio 2016 Education Programme, it has been claimed, with sports participation and the "Olympic and Paralympic values" two key areas of focus.

Tokyo celebrates 1964 Olympics 50th anniversary - and offers vision for 2020 Games

Mike Rowbottom at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo

President of Tokyo 2020, Yoshiro Mori, pictured with Olympians, Paralympians and youth athletes on the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo Olympics ©Shugo Takemi/Tokyo 2020Tokyo marked the 50th anniversary of its hosting of the 1964 Olympics today with a series of celebrations involving athletes who competed at those Games - and also offered a glimpse of the future as organisers of Tokyo 2020 presented their Vision Outline.
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