Rio 2016

There are no fears over Rio 2016 safety, claims Bach despite spate of police killings

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

IOC President Thomas Bach has held talks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff about Rio 2016 ©IOCThere are no fears that safety will overshadow next year's Olympic Games here, despite a recent upsurge in violence which saw four policeman killed last weekend, Thomas Bach has promised.

FIFA and Rio 2016 at odds over use of Manaus for Olympic football matches

By David Owen

The Amazonian city of Manaus hosted four matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup ©Getty ImagesFIFA and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Organising Committee are at odds over whether the Amazonian city of Manaus would make a suitable venue for next year's Olympic football tournament.

Teams facing long journey at Rio 2016 after Manaus added to potential football venues

By Michael Pavitt

Manaus has been added to the list of potential Rio 2016 venues ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmazonian city Manaus has been added to the list of venues that could stage football matches during next year's Olympics, Rio 2016 announced today. 

Pop artist Romero Britto appointed Rio 2016 Olympic Games ambassador

By Emily Goddard

Romero Britto, wears the seal of the Rio Olympics and flag of his native Brazil as global ambassador the Rio 2016 Games ©Romero BrittoBrazilian-born pop art icon Romero Britto has been appointed as a global ambassador for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Bolt looks forward to sport's rising stars competing at Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

By Liam Morgan

Usain Bolt will bid to etch his name further into the history books by defending his Olympic titles in Rio next year ©Getty ImagesSix-time Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt has said he is looking forward to seeing some of sport's rising stars compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio next year.

Head of Rio 2016 Olympic Delivery Authority quits post just 18 months before Games

By Liam Morgan

Fernando Azevedo e Silva has resigned from his role as head of the Olympic Delivery Authority ©Getty ImagesGeneral Fernando Azevedo e Silva, head of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for Rio 2016, has quit his post just 18 months before the start of the Games.

Presenting partners named for Rio 2016 Torch Relay visiting all 26 Brazilian States

By Nick Butler

The logo for the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay has been unveiled ©Rio2016Coca-Cola, Nissan and Bradesco will be the presenting partners for the Rio Olympic Torch Relay, it was announced today, with the Torch to embark on a 12,000 kilometres journey beginning in May 2016.

Rio 2016 Torch Relay to emulate London 2012 by providing "Olympic experience"

By Nick Butler

A Torch Relay aiming to replicate the success of the one before the London 2012 Games will be confirmed soon ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 organisers are seeking to emulate the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relay, they have claimed, with a 100-day event spanning the entire host country.

Rio in "final stretch" of constructing new anti-doping laboratory for Olympic Games

By Nick Butler at the Apex Temple Court Hotel in London

Rio 2016 have insisted that their anti doping laboratory will be open well before the end of 2015 ©Getty ImagesStrong progress has taken place regarding construction of the Anti Doping Laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, with the facility to be fully operational well before the end of 2015, a Rio 2016 official has insisted here today.
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