Rio 2016; Autoridade de Governança do Legado Olímpico (AGLO) presents Olympic Legacy Plan

“In a public hearing held this Wednesday (14.06) at the Velodrome of the Olympic Park in Barra, Rio de Janeiro, the Governing Authority of the Olympic Legacy (AGLO) presented the legacy plan for the use of the facilities of the Olympic Park, the heart of the Rio 2016 Games, and Deodoro, a region that also received competitions during the mega-event.”

Read full press release

 

Documents (all in Portuguese)

 

Video Legacy Barra Olympic Park (in Portuguese)

 

Event schedule 2017

 

Websites Autoridade de Governança do Legado Olímpico (all in Portuguese)

Book recommendation; Rio 2016: The Olympic Games Through the Photographer’s Lens

Rio 2016: The Olympic Games Through the Photographer’s Lens
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: D Giles Ltd (1 May 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1911282115
ISBN-13: 978-1911282112

This, the third volume in a new series celebrating the Olympic Games, offers up a selection of photographs from the Games in Rio in 2016. Photographers John Huet, David Burnett, Jason Evans and Mine Kasapoglu were granted access to the training zones and accompanied the athletes as they prepared for their events before the arrival of the crowds.

David Burnett, an American photographer, has covered numerous conflicts for Time magazine, as well as every Olympic Games since 1984. American photographer John Huet began photographing competitive athletes 25 years ago. In 2004 he was selected an official Olympic Games photographer. Jason Evans’s work has been recognised by American Photography, the International Photography Awards, Photo District News, and American Photographic Artists. Mine Kasapoglu is a travelling freelance photographer who has been covering the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games since 2010.

Source: Publisher

Rio 2016; Artist Anthony Howe talks about the Olympic Cauldron

“Anthony Howe discusses creating the cauldron for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Howe is a kinetic wind sculptor from Orcas Island, Washington. To learn more about his work visit www.howeart.net.”

Video by SuperNova IMC on YouTube

 

Video by Rio 2016 on YouTube

 

Photos

Rio 2016 Olympic Cauldron. Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Rio 2016 Olympic Cauldron. Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Rio 2016 Olympic Cauldron. Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Rio 2016 Olympic Cauldron Olympic Boulevard. Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Ceremonies

Watch the lighting and extinguishing of the Cauldron in Maracanã Stadium.

Rio 2016; FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Olympic Tennis Centre transformed into Beach Volleyball Arena

“What does it take to turn Rio’s Olympic Park tennis stadium into center court for the Beach World Tour? Here’s a look at how it was done.”

Video by FIVB Volleyball on YouTube

 

Read more about the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Centre

 


Update 21-05-2017: Behind the scenes video

 

“Go behind the scenes with world’s best volleyball players at the 2017 FIVB Rio 4-Star Open held at the tennis center located at the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca.”

Video by FIVB Volleyball on YouTube