Rio 2016

Rio 2016 to come under scrutiny as IOC makes seventh visit

By Emily Goddard

A bulldozer starts work after the ceremony marking the opening of construction at the Deodoro Sports Complex, which in likely to come under particular scrutiny at this week's IOC Coordination Commission visit, in July ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 is expected to come under close scrutiny as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games makes its seventh visit to the Brazilian city this week.

Rio 2016 deny football match schedule decided, as Brazilian newspaper publishes list

By Zjan Shirinian

Maracanã, which will host the Rio 2016 Opening and Closing Ceremony, will also host the showpiece football matches according to the reports ©AFP/Getty ImagesRio 2016 have rubbished reports that the competition schedule for the Olympic football tournament has already been decided, insisting it is still a "work in progress".

Brazilian President Rousseff reaffirms financial support for Rio 2016

By Zjan Shirinian

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff received part of the Brazilian team kit as she met Nanjing 2014 medallists ©Rio 2016Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has reaffirmed her commitment to providing financial support from the Federal Government for works in the Rio 2016 Olympic Park.

Rio 2016 names Dow as Official Carbon Partner to deliver "most comprehensive programme in Games history"

By Mike Rowbottom

The Rio 2016 logo is launched, with IOC and Rio 2016 officials looking on ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 announced today that The Dow Chemical Company will be its Official Carbon Partner for the forthcoming Games, which will benefit from "the most comprehensive carbon mitigation programme in the history of the Olympic Games".

Rio schoolchildren lend a hand in communities as Games volunteer registrations pass 70,000

By Zjan Shirinian

A woman shows her gratitude after pupils from the Rio 2016 Education Programme renovated a park for older people and children ©Rio 2016As registrations for Rio 2016's volunteer programme pass the magic 70,000 mark, schoolchildren across the city have been lending a helping hand in their communities.

Rio 2016 announce ticket prices - with cheapest ones costing $17

By Nick Butler

Prices for tickets at Rio 2016 have been released today ©Getty ImagesIn a fashion befitting of an Olympic and Paralympic Games which is aiming to engage the entire Brazilian population, approximately 3.8 million tickets for Rio 2016 will cost BRL R$70 (£18.50/$30/€23) or less, it has been announced today.

China tops number of foreign volunteer registrations for Rio 2016 after first week

By Nick Butler

Chinese volunteers have led the way in the international stakes in the first week of Rio 2016 volunteer signups ©Getty ImagesChina's passion for major sporting events has been underlined by the fact that, in the first week after the opening of the Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme, there have been more registrations from the country than from anywhere else outside the host nation.

CTS Eventim appointed official Ticketing Services Provider for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

CTS Eventim have been appointed the official ticketing provider for Rio 2016 ©CTS EventimGerman-based ticket selling giants CTS Eventim have been appointed the exclusive Ticketing Services Provider for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Underground containment belt to be installed at Rio 2016 sailing site to curb water pollution

By Nick Butler

New measures are being introduced to reduce pollution levels on the Marina da Gloria ahead of Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroA giant underground "containment belt" will be installed close to the Marina da Glória sailing venue in the latest measure to reduce water pollution levels ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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