Rio 2016

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.

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. 

United States predicted to top Rio 2016 medal table with 500 days to go until Olympic Games

By Daniel Etchells

The Rio 2016 mascot Vinicius marked 500 days to go until the Games by taking in the beauty of the city from the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain cable car ©Rio 2016The United States will be the most successful nation at Rio 2016 according to a virtual medal table published today by Infostrada Sports to mark 500 days to go until the Olympic Games are due to start. 

UK Sport launch "#EveryRoadtoRio" campaign ahead of 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio

By Liam Morgan at the Embassy of Brazil for the United Kingdom in London

UK Sport have launched their EveryRoadtoRio campaign aimed at increasing British athletes' chances of qualification for Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesUK Sport have launched their #EveryRoadtoRio campaign here today, which aims to increase British athletes' chances of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

Exclusive: Rubbish collection boats at Rio 2016 sailing venue remain suspended over cost fears

By Nick Butler

Debris in Guanabara Bay has been a major problem in recent weeks and progress remains limited ©Getty ImagesRubbish collection using ecoboats in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay remains suspended indefinitely, despite next year's Olympics and Paralympics being only 17 months away, insidethegames has been told.

Exclusive: Rio 2016 clean-up operation at Guanabara Bay hampered by lack of boats

By Nick Butler

Physical debris in Guanabara Bay will have been much reduced before Rio 2016, it has been claimed ©Getty ImagesRubbish littering Guanabara Bay will have been reduced well before Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions take place, an official from a Dutch Research Institute supporting Rio State authorities has claimed, although work has currently been suspended due to a lack of boats.
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