Rio 2016

Rio 2016 construction work resumes with end of two-week strike

By Emily Goddard

A two-week strike by construction workers has come to an end at the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Construction on the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has resumed after workers today ended their two-week strike over wages and benefits.

Brazilian officials unveil long-awaited infrastructure budget in bid to allay Rio 2016 fears

By Nick Butler

The long-awaited infrastructure budget for Rio 2016 has been announced today ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Brazilian Government officials have unveiled an infrastructure budget totalling 24.1 billion real ($10.8 billion/£6.4 billion/€7.8 billion) for Rio 2016 as they aim to provide reassurances of their commitment in the wake of huge criticism over behind-schedule preparations.

Construction workers vote to continue strikes in yet another blow for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

The extension of strikes will delay already behind schedule construction plans ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Problems engulfing Rio 2016 are showing no signs of easing after workers at the main Olympic Park in Barra voted to continue strikes which are delaying a construction timetable already well behind schedule.

Letter calls for resignation of Rio 2016 President as immediate action urged

By Nick Butler

Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman is facing a stinging attack on his personal role in preparations for Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesApril 14 - A miserable month for Rio 2016 has continued with a stinging letter calling for the resignation of President Carlos Nuzman, claiming he is personally responsible for all the problems affecting the future host.

Task forces and project manager introduced by IOC to combat Rio 2016 crisis

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Thomas Bach explained various measures to be taken by the IOC following the Executive Board Meeting over the last two days ©ITGApril 10 - Task forces covering three different areas, the appointment of a project manager and greater collaboration with key stakeholders are among measures outlined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to combat fears over preparations for Rio 2016.

Rio 2016 in crisis as sports complain to IOC over lack of preparedness

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Rio 2016 officials have offered supportive words but evidence of concrete support is yet to emerge ©Getty ImagesApril 9 - Officials from 18 sports have complained to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) ruling Executive Committee about preparations for Rio 2016, amid strikes by workers and a key meeting on the Games yielding no concrete measures.

Role of Brazilian Government in Rio 2016 preparations blasted during ASOIF General Assembly

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Ditti strongly criticised preperations for Rio 2016 today ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 8 - Concern with preparations for Rio 2016, long bubbling beneath the surface, came shooting to the fore today after damning criticism during the General Assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).

Rio 2016 figurehead Sérgio Cabral resigns as State Governor

By Zjan Shirinian

Sérgio Cabral made his pitch to International Olympic Committee members during Rio's presentation ahead of the vote in 2009 ©Getty Images April 5 - Rio de Janeiro Govenor Sérgio Cabral, who has been an active figure in the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics since before it won the bid, has resigned.

Rio airport to undergo large-scale renovation ahead of Olympics

By Zjan Shirinian

Much of the investment at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport's Terminal 2 is with the aim of getting it in shape for Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesApril 2 - A large-scale renovation of one of the two terminals at Rio de Janeiro's main airport has been announced, in a bid to get it fully ready for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.
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