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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 1: When Virginia Thrasher won the first medal in Rio

    We’re going back in time, to Rio 2016! Can you remember it? During the first day of competition already full of achievement and emotions, American shooter Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Games; swimming records were already being broken; Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet won the road cycling event; and judo, weightlifting, fencing and shooting saw their first Olympic champions on Carioca soil.
    06 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    A Brazil-style Opening Ceremony!

    A year ago already! Olympic.org is giving you the chance to relive the best moments of the Olympic Games held in the “marvellous city”, the first to be organised in South America. They kicked off in a legendary location: Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, where 80,000 spectators and tens of millions of TV viewers followed a colourful Opening Ceremony which set the tone for the next two weeks of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.
    05 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Legacy

    Rio 2016 legacy helping Brazilian athletes to perform

    A legacy of Rio 2016, the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB)’s Olympic Laboratory is playing a major role in helping the country’s athletes maximise their performance levels.
    22 Jun 2017 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Legacy
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Olympians update IOC Coordination Commission on Beijing 2022 venues

    Olympians took centre stage on Monday, at the start of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s second Coordination Commission visit to Beijing, as they updated the Commission on plans for some of the Beijing 2022 venues.
    12 Jun 2017 | Beijing 2022, IOC News, Olympic News
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