Rio 2016

Bolt looks forward to sport's rising stars competing at Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

By Liam Morgan

Usain Bolt will bid to etch his name further into the history books by defending his Olympic titles in Rio next year ©Getty ImagesSix-time Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt has said he is looking forward to seeing some of sport's rising stars compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio next year.

Head of Rio 2016 Olympic Delivery Authority quits post just 18 months before Games

By Liam Morgan

Fernando Azevedo e Silva has resigned from his role as head of the Olympic Delivery Authority ©Getty ImagesGeneral Fernando Azevedo e Silva, head of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for Rio 2016, has quit his post just 18 months before the start of the Games.

Presenting partners named for Rio 2016 Torch Relay visiting all 26 Brazilian States

By Nick Butler

The logo for the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay has been unveiled ©Rio2016Coca-Cola, Nissan and Bradesco will be the presenting partners for the Rio Olympic Torch Relay, it was announced today, with the Torch to embark on a 12,000 kilometres journey beginning in May 2016.

Rio 2016 Torch Relay to emulate London 2012 by providing "Olympic experience"

By Nick Butler

A Torch Relay aiming to replicate the success of the one before the London 2012 Games will be confirmed soon ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 organisers are seeking to emulate the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relay, they have claimed, with a 100-day event spanning the entire host country.

Rio in "final stretch" of constructing new anti-doping laboratory for Olympic Games

By Nick Butler at the Apex Temple Court Hotel in London

Rio 2016 have insisted that their anti doping laboratory will be open well before the end of 2015 ©Getty ImagesStrong progress has taken place regarding construction of the Anti Doping Laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, with the facility to be fully operational well before the end of 2015, a Rio 2016 official has insisted here today.

Rio 2016 golf test event set to go ahead in November despite fears over grass growing in time

By Michael Pavitt at the Apex Temple Court Hotel in London

Organisers are confident that the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course will host a test event in 2015. This picture was taken in November 2013 ©AFP/Getty ImagesRio 2016 are not expecting to need to postpone the golf test event scheduled for the Olympic course in November despite the grass having only recently been laid, officials have insisted here today, although they are still working to accommodate the concerns of environmentalists.

Cruise ship Norwegian Getaway to boost Rio 2016 hotel capacity

By David Owen

The 145,000 tonne Norwegian Getaway is set to be docked in Rio de Janeiro during next year's Olympic Games, supplementing the city's hotel capacity ©Getty ImagesOne of the world's 10 biggest cruise ships - the 145,000 tonne Norwegian Getaway - is set to be docked in Rio de Janeiro during next year's Olympic Games, supplementing the city's hotel capacity.

Rio 2016 road races to start and finish at Fort Copacabana

By Paul Osborne

The Rio 2016 men's and women's road race will now start and finish at Fort Copacabana ©Getty ImagesThe International Cycling Union (UCI) has today confirmed the adapted start and finish locations of the Rio 2016 men's and women's road races at Fort Copacabana.

Rio 2016 tickets to go on sale in March

By Michael Pavitt

The ticketing process for Rio 2016 have been announced today ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 have opened their Olympic ticketing web portal today ahead of the ticket-selling process beginning in March.
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