Rio 2016

Olympic sailors mugged at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro

By Paul Osborne

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have been mugged at knifepoint in Rio ©Getty ImagesOlympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have been mugged at knife point in Rio de Janeiro during a training camp ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Road race and time trial courses revealed for Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Road Cycling Road Race course confirmed for Rio 2016 ©UCIThe courses for the road race and time trials at the next Olympic Games have been confirmed by the International Cycling Union (UCI) and Rio 2016 Organising Committee.

Criticism over Rio 2016 timetable not raised at IOC Executive Board meeting

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

IOC President Thomas Bach and Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman pose with the Rio 2016 mascot following the Executive Board meeting today ©IOC/Ian JonesThe planned schedule for events at Rio 2016 is set to remain unchanged, it has been revealed, despite criticism over the late timing for finals in some sports.

NGOs voice opinions on Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic preparations

By Paul Osborne

Non-Governmental Organisations took part in the second Rio 2016 Dialogue Workshop last week ©Rio 2016Representatives from over 30 Non-Governmental Organisations were in Brazil this week to participate in the second Rio 2016 Dialogue Workshop, staged in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Brazilian judge rejects request to halt Rio 2016 Olympic golf course construction

By Daniel Etchells

The construction of the Rio 2016 golf course will continue despite the concerns of environmentalists ©Getty ImagesEnvironmentalists' attempts to halt the development of the Rio 2016 golf course have been rejected by a judge from the Olympic host nation.

Rio 2016 brand director Lula hails success of Games mascots launch

By Mike Rowbottom

The newly unveiled mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympics (left) and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesBeth Lula, brand director at Rio 2016, has hailed the launch of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots a huge success, commenting: "We are very proud of our mascots and very happy that they were welcomed by the public and media in Brazil."

Rio 2016 mascots, inspired by animals and plants of Brazil, launched

By Duncan Mackay

The mascots for Rio 2016 have been inspired by the animals and plants of Brazil ©Rio 2016A bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics have been launched in Rio de Janeiro today. 

Rio 2016 mascot launch set for next week - as Athens, Beijing and London counterparts visit

By Daniel Etchells

Athens 2004's Athená and Beijing 2008's Fu Niu Lele visited the Vista Chinesa ©Rio 2016 The launch of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots will be revealed on Monday (November 24) following the visit of their predecessors to Rio de Janeiro., it has been announced.

United States Olympic Committee praises "stunning progress" in Rio 2016 preparations

By Paul Osborne

The United States Olympic Committee has praised the progress being made in preparations for Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has sung praise for the progress being made ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games following the organisation's biggest site visit yet.
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