Rio 2016

Rio 2016 sign deal for American company to find lodgings for spectators

By Duncan Mackay

Up to 20,000 rooms in private houses and accommodation will be available during Rio 2016 following a deal with Airbnb ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 has signed a deal with online hospitality provider Airbnb to help spectators find accommodation in private houses and apartments during the Olympics and Paralympics, they announced today.  

Rio 2016 releases Olympic competition schedule

By Emily Goddard

Rio 2016 is celebrating 500 days to go until the Olympics ©Getty ImagesAn outline of the competition schedule has been released for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

United States predicted to top Rio 2016 medal table with 500 days to go until Olympic Games

By Daniel Etchells

The Rio 2016 mascot Vinicius marked 500 days to go until the Games by taking in the beauty of the city from the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain cable car ©Rio 2016The United States will be the most successful nation at Rio 2016 according to a virtual medal table published today by Infostrada Sports to mark 500 days to go until the Olympic Games are due to start. 

UK Sport launch "#EveryRoadtoRio" campaign ahead of 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio

By Liam Morgan at the Embassy of Brazil for the United Kingdom in London

UK Sport have launched their EveryRoadtoRio campaign aimed at increasing British athletes' chances of qualification for Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesUK Sport have launched their #EveryRoadtoRio campaign here today, which aims to increase British athletes' chances of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

Exclusive: Rubbish collection boats at Rio 2016 sailing venue remain suspended over cost fears

By Nick Butler

Debris in Guanabara Bay has been a major problem in recent weeks and progress remains limited ©Getty ImagesRubbish collection using ecoboats in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay remains suspended indefinitely, despite next year's Olympics and Paralympics being only 17 months away, insidethegames has been told.

Exclusive: Rio 2016 clean-up operation at Guanabara Bay hampered by lack of boats

By Nick Butler

Physical debris in Guanabara Bay will have been much reduced before Rio 2016, it has been claimed ©Getty ImagesRubbish littering Guanabara Bay will have been reduced well before Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions take place, an official from a Dutch Research Institute supporting Rio State authorities has claimed, although work has currently been suspended due to a lack of boats.

FIFA backs down over Manaus becoming Rio 2016 Olympic football venue

By David Owen

The Amazônia Arena in Manaus will host matches during the Olympic football tournament next year after FIFA backed down in a row with Rio 2016 organisers ©YouTubeFIFA has backed down over the inclusion of the Amazonian city of Manaus on the list of venues for the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournaments.

International Sailing Federation and IOC hold talks over Rio 2016 pollution fears

By Nick Butler

Physical debris in the water is a major concern ahead of the Games next year ©Getty ImagesLocal environmentalists have been collecting garbage in Guanabara Bay, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue, as concerns grow once again over whether rubbish still littering the waters will have been removed before the Games.

English Football Assocation wants Great Britain teams at Rio Olympics

By David Owen

The English FA want Great Britain to have football teams at the Rio 2016 Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe English Football Association is keen for Great Britain teams once again to participate in the Olympic football tournament at next year's Games in the football-besotted city of Rio de Janeiro.
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