Rio 2016

Rio 2016 extends volunteer programme registration deadline

By Emily Goddard

Rio 2016 has extended the deadline for volunteer registrations until December 15 ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 has extended the deadline for volunteer registrations for an additional month until December 15 to give those interested a further chance to get involved with the Olympics and Paralympics.

Rio 2016 mascots set to be unveiled as five predecessors prepare to travel to Brazil to greet it

By Daniel Etchells

The mascots from Moscow 1980, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 will be flying to Rio de Janeiro ©Rio 2016The identity of Rio 2016's mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is set to be announced in the coming days after it was revealed they will welcome five of their predecessors to Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (November 20).

Former IOC marketing director claims Brazil has failed in branding stakes

By Daniel Etchells at the IMD Business School in Lausanne

Michael Payne was the keynote speaker at the Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne ©ITGFormer marketing director of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Michael Payne, claims Brazil has failed to fully exploit the opportunity of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games within a two-year window and create an effective brand image for the country. 

Broken fridges, out-of-date laptops and discarded phones set to be recycled as Rio 2016 medals

By Duncan Mackay

Brazil Mint Prsident Francisco Franco and Carlos Nuzman, head of Rio 2016, sign the deal for the Government-owned company to produce all the medals for the next Olympics and Paralympics ©CMBMedals for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro will be produced by the Brazilian Mint from materials including recycled electronic equipment it was announced today. 

Rio 2016 announce intention to mitigate 3.6 million tonnes of carbon

By Mike Rowbottom

Dow introduced many technological innovations in Sochi and across Russia as a whole in the lead up to this years Winter Games. Now they face a challenge in Rio ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 today announced its estimate of the carbon emissions for which it will have to compensate - 3.6 million tonnes.

Venues will be ready in time for Rio 2016 top Brazilian official promises

By Daniel Etchells at St James' Court in London

Mario Andrada (centre), Rio 2016 executive director of communications, is extremely content with the preparation of the venues for the Olympic Games ©Host CityRio 2016 executive director of communications Mario Andrada has claimed "there is not a chance in the world" that the venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will not be ready in time.

Rousseff congratulated on re-election as Brazilian President by Bach

By Duncan Mackay

Dilma Rousseff has been congratulated on her re-election as Brazilian President by Thomas Bach ©Getty ImagesDilma Rousseff has been congratulated on her re-election as President of Brazil by Thomas Bach, head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which means she will remain in charge for Rio 2016.

Rio 2016 announce Chinese sportswear maker as official supporter

By Daniel Etchells

Rio 2016 pioneer volunteers model the 361° uniforms for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 has announced Chinese sportswear maker 361° as an official supporter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

US to top medals table at Rio 2016 ahead of China and Russia, projection claims

By Nick Butler

A new projection has been released predicting a possible Olympic medals table at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesUnited States will finish ahead of China once again on the Rio 2016 Olympic medals table, with Russia in third followed by France, Germany and Great Britain, according to a projection by Italian expert Luciano Barra.
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