Rio 2016

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.

Major tennis events will be held in Rio 2016 venue long after Olympics, it is hoped

By Daniel Etchells

Juan Margets, executive vice-president of the International Tennis Federation, visited Rio last week to see the construction progress and meet the organisers of the 2016 Games ©Getty ImagesMajor international tournaments will be held at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Centre long after the Games, International Tennis Federation (ITF) executive vice-president Juan Margets has claimed.

Israeli company appointed to major Rio 2016 security role

By Nick Butler

ISDS have been appointed to a security role with Rio 2016 ©ISDSInternational Security and Defence Systems (ISDS) have been appointed IT Systems and Security Integrator at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been revealed.

New international research collaboration will assess impact of Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

The University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo will explore the impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy ©Getty ImagesThe impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy will be explored by the University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo, following the announcement of a new research collaboration.

Construction work on Rio 2016 Olympic Park progressing well, officials claim

By Daniel Etchells

The structures of Carioca Arenas one, two and three are now visible ©EOM/Renato Sette CamaraConstruction work on the Barra Olympic Park, the heart of Rio 2016, is continuing to progress with the three Carioca Arenas showing the most development.

Rio 2016 to reveal mascot that will "live in hearts of the fans" next month

By Daniel Etchells

The identity of the mascot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set to be revealed next month ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 is set to unveil its mascot next month, it has been revealed, the most important moment so far of a merchandise programme that is aiming to raise BRL1 billion (£263 million/$420 million/€329 million).
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