So SportAccord, the umbrella organisation for International Federations, is proposing changing its name. Because, among other things, it sounds a little like the SportAccord Convention, the commercial operation that works under its patronage. Well you can’t argue with that, can you?
Rio 2016 has unveiled Americas Medical City complex in Barra da Tijuca as the official athletes’ hospital for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Rio 2016 today launched the final set of coins commemorating this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games at a special event at the Brazilian Central Bank attended by mascots Vinicius and Tom.
The third and final batch of Rio 2016 commemorative postal stamps has been launched, featuring Olympic and Paralympic mascots, Vinicius and Tom.
Ensuring the Olympics and Paralympics is entirely separate to the Government in the minds of the Brazilian public is key to the success of Rio 2016, the head of the company producing Games-time memorabilia has told insidethegames.
Rio 2016 mascot Vinicius was on hand to try to inspire local taxi drivers to register for an online English-language course, a key legacy commitment of the Olympic Games and a scheme designed to make things easier for visitors when the Olympics and Paralympics open in a year's time.