Rio 2016

Rio 2016 golf course still in limbo after no compromise reached

By Emily Goddard

The Rio 2016 Olympic golf course is still in limbo after no was compromise reached at a hearing ©Getty ImagesThe future of the golf course being constructed for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games remains in limbo after the City of Rio and the course developer failed to reach a compromise on changes to the plans as proposed by a Brazilian court.

Rio 2016 announce ticket prices - with cheapest ones costing $17

By Nick Butler

Prices for tickets at Rio 2016 have been released today ©Getty ImagesIn a fashion befitting of an Olympic and Paralympic Games which is aiming to engage the entire Brazilian population, approximately 3.8 million tickets for Rio 2016 will cost BRL R$70 (£18.50/$30/€23) or less, it has been announced today.

China tops number of foreign volunteer registrations for Rio 2016 after first week

By Nick Butler

Chinese volunteers have led the way in the international stakes in the first week of Rio 2016 volunteer signups ©Getty ImagesChina's passion for major sporting events has been underlined by the fact that, in the first week after the opening of the Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme, there have been more registrations from the country than from anywhere else outside the host nation.

CTS Eventim appointed official Ticketing Services Provider for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

CTS Eventim have been appointed the official ticketing provider for Rio 2016 ©CTS EventimGerman-based ticket selling giants CTS Eventim have been appointed the exclusive Ticketing Services Provider for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Underground containment belt to be installed at Rio 2016 sailing site to curb water pollution

By Nick Butler

New measures are being introduced to reduce pollution levels on the Marina da Gloria ahead of Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroA giant underground "containment belt" will be installed close to the Marina da Glória sailing venue in the latest measure to reduce water pollution levels ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Brazil slips into recession with less than two years to go before Rio 2016

By David Owen

Brazil has slipped into recession less than two years before the start of Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Brazilian economy has slipped into recession less than two years before the cauldron is lit for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 opens application process for Games volunteers

By Zjan Shirinian

Applications to volunteer at Rio 2016 are now being invited ©Rio 2016The application process to find 70,000 volunteers for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened.

Technogym signs exclusive deal with Rio 2016 to supply fitness equipment

By Zjan Shirinian

Technogym will supply 1,000 piece of equipment at Rio 2016 ©TechnogymTechnogym has signed an exclusive contract to supply fitness equipment for all "athletic preparation centres" at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Australian Olympic chief Coates threatens Rio 2016 ban for "associating" with doping rule-breakers

By Gary Anderson

AOC President John Coates has warned athletes about associating with individuals who have committed anti-doping violations ©Getty ImagesAustralian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has fired a warning to all athletes aiming for a spot at Rio 2016 that any found to be associating with individuals who have been charged with anti-doping violations will not be heading to Brazil.
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