Rio de Janeiro 2016
The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected host city of the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in 2016.

The Rio 2016 Games will provide the best possible environment for peak performances. Athletes will enjoy world-class facilities, including a superb village, all located in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in a compact layout for maximum convenience.

The competition venues will be clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracan? – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, of which 18 are already operational, eight will undergo some permanent works, seven will be totally temporary and nine are being constructed as permanent legacy venues.

The Rio Games will also celebrate and showcase sport, thanks to the city’s stunning setting and a desire to lift event presentation to new heights. At the same time, Rio 2016 will be an opportunity to deliver the broader aspirations for the long-term future of the city, region and country – an opportunity to hasten the transformation of Rio de Janeiro into an even greater global city.

Website: www.rio2016.com
XXXI Summer Olympic Games  Rio de Janeiro 2016
Opening Ceremony 05 Aug 2016
Closing Ceremony 21 Aug 2016
Host City Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
News
21.04.2016
Olympia, Greece, April 21, 2016: The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on Thursday during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee. The lighting marks the symbolic start of t...

20.04.2016
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 20, 2016: IOC President Thomas Bach has stressed the solidarity of the Olympic family with Brazil as the host nation enters the final weeks of preparations for the Rio Games. Speaking at...

  

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