Rio 2016

Sailing, swimming and taekwondo among sports to receive Australian Institute of Sport funding boost

By Emily Goddard

Sailing is the biggest winner in the new funding allocation for Australian sports ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has revealed the allocation of its 2014-2015 AUD$120 million (£67 million/$113 million/€83 million) investment with sailing, swimming and taekwondo among the disciplines to receive a boost ahead of the Rio 2016 Games.

Olympic Committee of Portugal appoints ATP Event Experts as official travel agent for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

ATP Event Experts will provide spectator packages for Portuguese fans travelling to Rio 2016 ©Getty Images The Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP) today announced it has appointed ATP Event Experts and its Portuguese partner organisation Agencia Abreu as the official travel agency and ticket re-seller for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

First tracks laid on new metro line ahead of Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Tracks have been laid in the Barra-São Conrado tunnel as construction of Rio's Line 4 continues ©Rio State Government/Marcelo HornMajor construction work on Line 4 of Rio's metro service reached an important milestone this week with the installation of 400 metres of track in the first completed tunnel.

Rio Mayor admits water pollution targets in Guanabara Bay will not be met in time for Olympics

By Nick Butler

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has admitted that overall targets regarding the reduction of water pollution in Guanabara Bay will not be met ©Getty ImagesRio de Janeiro will not keep its bid promise of cleaning polluted Guanabara Bay in time for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, the city's Mayor Eduardo Paes has admitted.

Nielsen named official market research supplier for Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Nielsen has been named the official market research supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Rio 2016Global information and measurement company Nielsen was today named the official market research supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

New Bus Rapid Transit link opens in Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

By Paul Osborne

The Transcarioca has officially opened operations in Rio de Janiero ©Getty ImagesRio de Janeiro's newest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) link, Transcarioca, has opened in the city as the country continues its preparations for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 make long-awaited announcement on first tender to develop Deodoro cluster

By Nick Butler

Venues at the Deodoro Complex either have to be renovated or constructed from scratch ©Ismar Ingber/CO-RioA long-awaited announcement has finally been made as to which company will take charge of construction and renovation for the northern portion of the second main Rio 2016 venues cluster at Deodoro.

Reputation of Rio laboratory tarnished again after CAS clear former Barcelona and Chelsea star of doping

By Duncan Mackay

Former Barcelona and Chelsea star Deco has been cleared of doping by the Court of Arbitration of Sport ©Getty ImagesFormer Barcelona and Chelsea star Deco was today cleared of a doping offence by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after they ruled that his test had been mishandled by the laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, which has since been suspended.

ISAF considering independent testing to study pollution levels ahead of Rio 2016 test event

By Nick Butler

ISAF officials want an inspection of pollution levels in Guanabara Bay ahead of the sailing test event in August ©Getty ImagesIndependent water quality tests may be conducted by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to monitor pollution levels in the much maligned Rio 2016 Guanabara Bay venue ahead of a test event due to take place in August.
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