Road to Rio; 267 Days to go!

Photo: Jorge _ Brasil on Flickr
Photo: Jorge _ Brasil on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Rio 2016 is fast approaching! In this post you find an overview of the most recent news items. From venue construction to the Look of the Games.


Rio 2016 receives keys to International Broadcast Centre in Barra Olympic Park

© Rio 2016/Alex Ferro
© Rio 2016/Alex Ferro

Giant building from where images of Olympic and Paralympic Games will be transmitted was one of the most complex construction projects, says city mayor

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New images show key venues for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking shape

Overhead photos show progress at Barra Olympic Park, Deodoro Olympic Park and athletes’ village

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Preparations at Rio 2016 canoe slalom venue “picking up in intensity” ahead of test event, says ICF

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) have claimed preparations at the Rio 2016 canoe slalom venue “have been picking up in intensity” in recent weeks ahead of this month’s test event.

Source / read full article: Inside The Games


World Rowing Federation declares itself happy with water quality at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

Health survey after test event shows that water conditions at Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic venue are ‘very acceptable’

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Brazil’s most costly football stadium may not host Olympic games

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Sailors welcome announcement of courses and schedule for Rio 2016 Olympic regatta

With three courses inside Guanabara Bay and two in open ocean, competitors say diversity of racing areas means best all-round sailors will top the podium

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Barra Olympic Park, heart of the Rio 2016 Games, more than 90 per cent complete

City government’s monthly update on construction progress shows that 12 venues are now at least 90 per cent built

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Infographic Rio 2016 venues

Infographic Rio 2016 venues Estadao

Source: Estadão


Second wave of Rio 2016 Test Events start today

  • November 12 to November 14; Rio 2016 Boccia test event
  • November 18 to November 21; Rio 2016 Table Tennis test event

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FIFA: Match schedule for Rio 2016 unveiled

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The match schedule for the next Men’s and Women’s Olympic Football Tournaments has been unveiled, with the iconic Maracana stadium set to host both finals.

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Rio airport to close for Olympic sailing

Rio de Janeiro’s domestic airport will close for four-and-a-half hours a day during the 10-day Olympic sailing competition on Guanabara Bay, the government has announced.

Source / read full article: Bangkok Post


Monocle 24 on digital urbanism in Rio de Janeiro

When it comes to city planning, digital urbanism is a rapidly developing field. Add a global event such as the Olympics into the mix and having a digital strategy becomes an essential element of any city.

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Online ticket sales for Rio 2016 Olympic Games to start for Brazilian residents

First-come-first-served phase will offer tickets left over after two draws and returned – including some to the most sought-after sessions

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Look of the Games

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©Rio 2016

Rio 2016 presents official products expected to generate R$1 billion in Brazilian retail market

Havaianas flip-flops, Lego models of mascots and collectors’ stamps and coins among the highlights in São Paulo showroom

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