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14 Mar 2016
IOC News , RIO 2016 , Rio de Janeiro 2016 , RIO 2016

Follow the athletes on the road to Rio 2016 thanks to the IOC Hub

Thanks to the newly revamped IOC Olympic Athletes’ Hub, you can keep tabs on the stars, find out how their preparations for Rio 2016 are going and share in their many highs and occasional lows. Join us as we show you what the Hub has to offer.
Boy joy for Phelps

Having come out of retirement in a bid to add to a medal collection that has already made him the most decorated Olympian of all time, father-to-be Michael Phelps has just announced some exciting news on Instagram. “It looks like we’re having a boy,” ran the caption beside a photo of the swimming legend and his partner Nicole Johnson.

Usain Bolt: Working on it

Working to secure the legacy


Working to secure the legacy.. #ForeverFaster

Posted by Usain Bolt on Friday, February 19, 2016

Drawing on the energy of the fans, Bolt echoed two words made popular by Bob Marley.

One Love

A photo posted by Usain St.Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) on

Gabrielle Douglas: Mutual inspiration

One of the sensations of the artistic gymnastics competition at London 2012, where she won team and individual gold, Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas will be spearheading the USA’s bid for more gymnastics gold at Rio 2016. 

The double Olympic champion has posted a video of her stunning routine on the balance beam at the American Cup, and commented: “It's so awesome when we can inspire each other as we are pursuing our dreams.”


I wanted to thank each and every one of you again for supporting and believing in me this past weekend when I competed...

Posted by Gabrielle Douglas on Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Keeping a very close eye on the calendar, Gabby posted on 5 February that there were only six months to go before the start of the Rio Games. “I’m so excited!” she wrote.

Ekkkkkk!! I'm so excited!!! Guyyys it's 6 months until the Rio Olympics! Here. We. Go! #RoadtoRio ๓พ†ถ๐Ÿฝ๓พ†ถ๐Ÿฝ๓พ†ถ๐Ÿฝ

Posted by Gabrielle Douglas on Friday, February 5, 2016

A Federer newsflash

A men’s doubles gold medallist with Stanislas Wawrinka at Beijing 2008, where he carried the Swiss flag at the Opening Ceremony, and a runner-up in the men’s singles at London 2012,

Roger Federer is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The Swiss star picked up a knee injury in the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the end of January, though his fans need have no fears about him not making it to Rio.


I want to inform you that yesterday I underwent arthroscopic surgery on my knee. I injured my knee the day after the...

Posted by Roger Federer on Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Announcing that his recovery is coming along nicely, Federer has posted a video to prove the point, though he is in no rush to make his comeback just yet. “It’s a long year,” he explained.

The Rehab for my knee is going really well! I have now had a lot of great practices on the court and in the gym. As it...

Posted by Roger Federer on Friday, February 26, 2016

King Kenny

Three-time Olympic track cycling champion Jason Kenny has been in relatively modest form since winning team and individual sprint gold at London 2012. With just five months to go before Rio 2016, however, the British rider has hit top form again, beating Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer in the individual sprint final at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, held on the very track where he powered to his golden double. Savouring the moment, Kenny tweeted: “Really special day today”.


Maris Strombergs: The magic number

BMX’s one and only men’s Olympic champion, having won the two gold medals awarded since the sport made its debut on the programme at Beijing 2008, Latvia’s Maris Strombergs is intent on completing a hat-trick in Rio. In his latest Facebook post, he explains why he wears No81 on his bib.  


Why #81 ? Since I was a kid I've always had the mentality you are either first or last, nothing in between. We all have...

Posted by Maris Strombergs on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Teddy Riner: “Merci maman!”

Reigning Olympic judo heavyweight champion and seven-time world champion Teddy Riner is bidding to make history by retaining his title in Brazil. The Frenchman has taken time out from his busy training schedule to appear in the “Merci Maman!” (“Thanks Mum”) campaign run by IOC Top Partner Procter & Gamble. 


Bien joué, bravo pour vos messages! Super fier d'incarner avec ma Maman la nouvelle campagne P&G pour les Jeux Olympiques de #Rio2016 ! On a hâte d'y être ! #MerciMaman

Posted by Teddy Riner on Friday, March 4, 2016

Make no mistake, Riner will be giving it his all on the road to Rio.

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