Rio 2016

Rio 2016 volunteer registrations pass 100,000 mark with Russia leading foreign applications

By Daniel Etchells

Henrique Gonzalez, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee's human resources director, is encouraged by the response to the volunteer programme ©Getty ImagesMore than 100,000 people from 180 countries have applied for Rio 2016's volunteer programme, designed to select 70,000 people to participate in South America's first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Exclusive: Americans overhaul Australians as most valuable Olympic TV viewers

By David Owen

The United States has overtaken Australia as the most valuable Summer Olympic Games audience ©Getty ImagesAt London 2012, Australians had the privilege of being the most valuable Summer Games audience measured by the fee per capita paid by media companies for the right to air Olympic coverage in the territory they inhabit.

IOC "satisfied" with Rio 2016 progress after Coordination Commission visit

By Emily Goddard

IOC representatives Mark Adams, Christophe Dubi and Nawal El Moutawakel join Carlos Nuzman, Rio 2016 chief executive Sidney Levy and communications director Mario Andrada at the seventh meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission in Rio ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has claimed it is "satisfied" with Rio de Janeiro's progress ahead of its hosting of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games after completing its seventh Coordination Commission visit to the Brazilian city.

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.
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