Rio 2016

Rio 2016 ticketholders seeking to resell tickets through unofficial channels risk swingeing fines

By David Owen at the Marriott CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta

There will be hefty fines for anyone who resells Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic tickets, it has been announced ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 ticket-holders who resell tickets in contravention of terms and conditions face fines of 100 times the face value of each one sold.

Rio 2016 preparations threatened by "political" Sports Ministerial appointment, athletes claim

By Daniel Etchells

George Hilton is a controversial choice as Sports Minister so soon before Rio 2016 ©TwitterBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff's decision to appoint George 
Hilton as Sports Minister has been condemned by the Non-Governmental Organisation, Athletes For Brazil, as a missed opportunity to improve sports management ahead of Rio 2016.

Rio Mayor promises "completely open" audits of all Olympic-associated projects

By Nick Butler

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has provided an upbeat Christmas message about preparations ©AFP/Getty ImagesRio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes has claimed Olympic and Paralympic preparations are back on schedule, and insisted Organisers are "completely open" to full financial audits of all projects connected to the Games.

Selection process underway to choose Rio 2016 volunteers

By Paul Osborne

A selection process to select Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers is underway ©Alex Ferro/Rio 2016The selection process to choose the 70,000 volunteers needed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is underway in Brazil, it has been announced.

Cuban deal for Rio 2016 takes IOC's total broadcast income in quadrennium to beyond $4 billion

By David Owen

A new television deal to broadcast Rio 2016 in Cuba has been signed by the IOC  ©Getty ImagesAt the end of a week in which United States President Barack Obama announced moves to normalise diplomatic and economic links with Cuba after half-a-century of mutual hostility, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled its own agreement with the Caribbean island.

Rio 2016 convene task force to tackle new "super-bacteria" threat at sailing venue

By Nick Butler

A new "super bacteria" has reportedly been found in waters where Olympic competitions will take place at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesPollution concerns at the Rio 2016 sailing venue in Guanabara Bay have been revived following the discovery of a drug-resistant "super-bacteria" capable of causing a number of different infections.

Brazilian public names Rio 2016 mascots Vinicius and Tom

By Nick Butler

Rio 2016 mascots Vinicius and Tom ©Rio 2016Rio 2016's Olympic and Paralympic mascots will be named Vinicius and Tom, it has been announced.

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.
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