Summer Olympics

Rio 2016 to come under scrutiny as IOC makes seventh visit

By Emily Goddard

A bulldozer starts work after the ceremony marking the opening of construction at the Deodoro Sports Complex, which in likely to come under particular scrutiny at this week's IOC Coordination Commission visit, in July ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 is expected to come under close scrutiny as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games makes its seventh visit to the Brazilian city this week.

Athletics World Championships in Eugene will boost 2024 US Olympic bid, says USOC chief Blackmun

By Gary Anderson

USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun believes the 2019 Athletics World Championships in Eugene would benefit any US bid for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesUnited States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun believes a successful bid from Eugene to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships will provide a big boost for any potential bid from the US for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 deny football match schedule decided, as Brazilian newspaper publishes list

By Zjan Shirinian

Maracanã, which will host the Rio 2016 Opening and Closing Ceremony, will also host the showpiece football matches according to the reports ©AFP/Getty ImagesRio 2016 have rubbished reports that the competition schedule for the Olympic football tournament has already been decided, insisting it is still a "work in progress".

IOC appoints Kyodo News as national news agency for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Kyodo News have been appointed as the official news agency of Tokyo 2020 ©Kyodo NewsKyodo News has been appointed as the host national news agency for Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the company announced on its website today. 

West Ham United reveal details of Olympic Stadium hospitality package as new images released

By Paul Osborne

West Ham has released new CGI images of what the Olympic Stadium will look like once renovation work in completed ©West HamWest Ham United has released new CGI images of what the Olympic Stadium will look like once renovation work has been completed and also revealed details of their hospitality package. 

Brazilian President Rousseff reaffirms financial support for Rio 2016

By Zjan Shirinian

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff received part of the Brazilian team kit as she met Nanjing 2014 medallists ©Rio 2016Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has reaffirmed her commitment to providing financial support from the Federal Government for works in the Rio 2016 Olympic Park.

Rio 2016 names Dow as Official Carbon Partner to deliver "most comprehensive programme in Games history"

By Mike Rowbottom

The Rio 2016 logo is launched, with IOC and Rio 2016 officials looking on ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 announced today that The Dow Chemical Company will be its Official Carbon Partner for the forthcoming Games, which will benefit from "the most comprehensive carbon mitigation programme in the history of the Olympic Games".

Japanese Minister visits AISTS to discuss strengthening partnership

By Zjan Shirinian

Talks were held on further collaboration between the two organisations ©AISTSFighting doping and managing the emergence of technologies in sport will form part of a strengthened partnership between two sports administration academies, after a visit from a Japanese Minister.

Rio schoolchildren lend a hand in communities as Games volunteer registrations pass 70,000

By Zjan Shirinian

A woman shows her gratitude after pupils from the Rio 2016 Education Programme renovated a park for older people and children ©Rio 2016As registrations for Rio 2016's volunteer programme pass the magic 70,000 mark, schoolchildren across the city have been lending a helping hand in their communities.
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