Summer Olympics

Rio 2016 announce intention to mitigate 3.6 million tonnes of carbon

By Mike Rowbottom

Dow introduced many technological innovations in Sochi and across Russia as a whole in the lead up to this years Winter Games. Now they face a challenge in Rio ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 today announced its estimate of the carbon emissions for which it will have to compensate - 3.6 million tonnes.

Tokyo Governor visits London to inspect Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe met with London Mayor Boris Johnson during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London ©TMGTokyo's Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has visited London to inspect the facilities built for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. 

Germany confirms bid to host 2024 Olympic Games - and 2028 if they fail first time

By Paul Osborne

Germany have confirmed they will bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesGermany will bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and, if they are unsuccessful, again in 2028, they have confirmed. 

Venues will be ready in time for Rio 2016 top Brazilian official promises

By Daniel Etchells at St James' Court in London

Mario Andrada (centre), Rio 2016 executive director of communications, is extremely content with the preparation of the venues for the Olympic Games ©Host CityRio 2016 executive director of communications Mario Andrada has claimed "there is not a chance in the world" that the venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will not be ready in time.

New Japanese Cabinet post to oversee preparations for Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

A new Cabinet Minister will assume responsibility for preparations for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in six years time ©Getty ImagesA new post will be set up to oversee preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, the Japanese Cabinet revealed today.

Rousseff congratulated on re-election as Brazilian President by Bach

By Duncan Mackay

Dilma Rousseff has been congratulated on her re-election as Brazilian President by Thomas Bach ©Getty ImagesDilma Rousseff has been congratulated on her re-election as President of Brazil by Thomas Bach, head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which means she will remain in charge for Rio 2016.

Rio 2016 announce Chinese sportswear maker as official supporter

By Daniel Etchells

Rio 2016 pioneer volunteers model the 361° uniforms for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 has announced Chinese sportswear maker 361° as an official supporter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

London 2012-themed sculpture to be erected in Waltham Cross as reminder of Olympic canoe slalom events

By Paul Osborne

A London 2012-themed sculpture is set to be erected on a roundabout in Waltham Cross ©Broxbourne CouncilA new London 2012-themed sculpture is set to be erected on a roundabout in Waltham Cross in a bid to commemorate the area's involvement in the Olympics. 

US to top medals table at Rio 2016 ahead of China and Russia, projection claims

By Nick Butler

A new projection has been released predicting a possible Olympic medals table at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesUnited States will finish ahead of China once again on the Rio 2016 Olympic medals table, with Russia in third followed by France, Germany and Great Britain, according to a projection by Italian expert Luciano Barra.
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