Rio 2016

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.

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).

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.

Rio 2016 language training company appoints marketing firm

By Zjan Shirinian

Havas Sports  Entertainment has been appointed by Education First to handle ithe marketing and communications around its involvement with Rio 2016 ©Havas Sports & Entertainment An international education company which will help teach more than one million Brazilians a second language ahead of Rio 2016 has named the organisation that will handle the marketing and communications around its Olympic work.

Rio 2016 volunteer registrations pass 100,000 mark with Russia leading foreign applications

By Daniel Etchells

Henrique Gonzalez, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee's human resources director, is encouraged by the response to the volunteer programme ©Getty ImagesMore than 100,000 people from 180 countries have applied for Rio 2016's volunteer programme, designed to select 70,000 people to participate in South America's first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Exclusive: Americans overhaul Australians as most valuable Olympic TV viewers

By David Owen

The United States has overtaken Australia as the most valuable Summer Olympic Games audience ©Getty ImagesAt London 2012, Australians had the privilege of being the most valuable Summer Games audience measured by the fee per capita paid by media companies for the right to air Olympic coverage in the territory they inhabit.

IOC "satisfied" with Rio 2016 progress after Coordination Commission visit

By Emily Goddard

IOC representatives Mark Adams, Christophe Dubi and Nawal El Moutawakel join Carlos Nuzman, Rio 2016 chief executive Sidney Levy and communications director Mario Andrada at the seventh meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission in Rio ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has claimed it is "satisfied" with Rio de Janeiro's progress ahead of its hosting of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games after completing its seventh Coordination Commission visit to the Brazilian city.

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.
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