Rio 2016; Explanatory guides

© Rio 2016
© Rio 2016


The Rio 2016 Explanatory Guides for each sport are available to download. (link)


About the Explanatory Guides
Published in July 2015, the Explanatory Guides offer a detailed introduction to each sport at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as well as providing information on a variety of other fundamental topics that may be of importance to teams as they continue their planning and preparations. This guide is divided into several sections:

  • A general introduction to Rio de Janeiro and to the Games;
  • Sport-specific information on subjects such as the competition format, schedule and venue; rules; training; and qualification criteria;
  • General information touching on accreditation, ticketing, accommodation, medical services, doping control and transport;
  • A directory that contains contact details, maps and a daily competition schedule for all sports.