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The 2016 Summer Olympics will be hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games are officially called as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. The games are governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


The 2016 Rio Games are scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016. This is the first time a South American city hosts the Olympic Games.


Chicago, Madrid, Rio and Tokyo are competing to become the host cities for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sportfive won the broadcast rights (including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile phone) across 40 countries in Europe (excluding France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom). Sky Italia and Fox Turkey will cover for the Italy and Turkey regions.


Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has announced his plans to defend his 100m and 200m titles at the Rio Olympics.

2016 Olympic Games in News

Panasonic Presents 360° OBSERVATION CAM - Neymar Jr.'s Crazy Skills in 360-degree Real Footage!
Business Wire IndiaPanasonic Corporation released a new web content, "360° OBSERVATION CAM," on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:00 (Japan Time), where users can view the 360-degree footage of Neymar Jr.’s amazing skills on smartphone or computers.

Panasonic Announces Sponsorship of Brazilian Athletes and Sugarloaf Mountain
Business Wire IndiaWith the countdown now to one year until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Panasonic Brazil (PANABRAS) has announced that Panasonic Corporation and PANABRAS have signed an agreement to be the official technology partner for Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain

Hilton Worldwide Applauds Brazilian Government’s Decision to Participate in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s “Global Entry” Program
Business Wire IndiaHilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) applauds the commitment by U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to incorporate Brazil into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry program

Fastly Expands Globally to Support Rapid CDN Growth
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2015) - Fastly, the real-time Content Delivery Network (CDN), continues its rapid pace of growth, adding global reach to its network in support of increasing real-time web, app, and API content delivery traffic

TiVo Research Announces a New Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Measurement of NBCUniversal's Cross Platform Coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
TiVo Research and RealityMine, today announced a partnership with NBCUniversal to provide comprehensive single-sourced cross-platform measurement of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Forecasts Where, Why and How Canadians Will Travel in 2016
We have less than one month until we say good bye to 2015 and hello to 2016. That means it's time for the travel experts at, the champions of simple travel search, to roll out their annual predictions about what lies ahead for Canadian travellers in the coming year. Cheapflights

New Mexico Department of Health Announces New 1-800-QUIT-NOW Campaign
SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwired - December 01, 2015) - The New Mexico Department of Health is announcing the launch of its new English language anti-tobacco campaign for 1-800-QUIT-NOW

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The Bahamas Minister of Tourism Participates in Diaspora Panel During Caribbean Week in New York City
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 05, 2015) - The Honorable Obie H. Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, The Islands Of The Bahamas, spoke on a panel, joined by other Caribbean Tourism Ministers to discuss the significant Caribbean diaspora in the US, particularly the New York region, during Caribbean Week, hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) on June 2nd, 2015

Alumni Sprints Announces Official Partner List
PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - The 2015 Alumni Sprints™ Regatta ("ASR") is pleased to announce its official list of partners. Each of ASR's eight partner organizations performs specific roles that directly support the regatta's goal of hassle-free, fun-for-all competition.

Serevi Rugby(R) and Volt Athletics(R) Bring Customized, Cloud-Based Training Programs to Rugby Athletes Across America
Serevi Rugby® ( and Volt Athletics® ( today announced a partnership to provide rugby athletes with customized, sport-specific, and cloud-based strength and conditioning programs delivered to their smartphone or tablet

Alkame Water Ambassador Brycen Spratling Sets New World Record
Alkame Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ALKM), a health and wellness technology holding company with a focus on patentable, innovative, and eco-friendly consumer products, is pleased to announce that Alkame Holdings, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Alkame Water, Inc

Cellceutix Enthusiastic About Proposed Budget Increase to $1.2 Billion to Fight Drug-Resistance Bacteria
Cellceutix Corporation (OTC: CTIX) (the "Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies with oncology, dermatology and antimicrobial applications, is pleased to learn this morning that President Barack Obama will call upon Congress to double funding dedicated to fighting drug-resistant bacteria to $1

Alumni Sprints Regatta Debuts in Philadelphia
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 21, 2015) - Ever Green Boat Club is pleased to announce an association with The Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia to host the 2015 Alumni Sprints™ Regatta on Sunday, May 17th in Philadelphia. Ever Green Boat Club and the Schuylkill Navy will cooperate on marketing and event logistics, and present the largest ever Alumni Sprints™ Regatta in a new venue.

Serevi Rugby(R) Announces BLK as Official Apparel Partner
Serevi Rugby® (, a leading provider of on-field programming and conditioning for players and coaches from beginner to the U.S. National Team, today announced BLK ( as the official apparel partner for Serevi's wide range of programming from youth to elite level players

PROMISE Technology Helps Video Workgroups Become 4K Ready at SET Expo 2014 in Sao Paolo, Brazil
PROMISE Technology, a global leader in the storage industry that develops solutions for the media and entertainment market, today announced that the company will display its latest storage solutions for multimedia professionals at the SET Expo in São Paolo, Brazil from August 24 - 27

George P. Johnson Launches New Practice - GPJ Sports Marketing
George P. Johnson (GPJ), one of the world's leading experience marketing agencies, and part of the Project: WorldWide network, today announced the creation of GPJ Sports Marketing. The new practice will specialize in the development of compelling and memorable sports experiences for Fortune 500 firms globally.

BRIC Language Systems Congratulates the Winner of the BRIC Language World Cup Bracket With Free Lessons
The FIFA World Cup was filled with excitement, surprises, heartbreak, disappointment, and patriotism. Germany's dominant display of skill and teamwork will forever be enshrined in sports history, as will the anguish felt by many Brazil fans after its embarrassing exit. Germany was not the only winner however, as always BRIC Language Systems found a creative way to make language learning fun

Stealth Sports Signs Miles Chamley-Watson, Olympic Fencer
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 03, 2014) - Stealth Sports announced today that it signed Miles Chamley-Watson, Olympic Fencer and 2013 Individual Foil World Champion.

MusclePharm Receives Accolades in Brazil
MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a scientifically driven, performance-lifestyle sports nutrition company today announced it has received the following honors in Brazil:

iJET International Prepares Clients for FIFA World Cup in Brazil
iJET International, Inc., a leading operational risk management solutions provider, announces today it has established a security and response Operations Center near Sao Paulo, specifically for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. iJET's exercises, assessments and security preparations began in October 2013

SafeGuard World International Sponsors 2014 Collegiate Rugby Championship Invitational
SafeGuard World International (SGWI), a leading provider of global managed payroll, global employment outsourcing and international HR services is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Collegiate Rugby Championship Invitational which will be held at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 31 through June 1, 2014.

USA Wrestling Names MusclePharm as Its Exclusive Official Nutritional Supplement Provider
USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has signed MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a leading international, award-winning sports nutrition company, as its exclusive official nutritional supplement provider.

NKK Switches Announces New Authorized Rep Firm in Brazil
NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced that CAJ Engenharia Eletro-Eletronica is the company's newest authorized territorial sales firm as the company expands its presence in Brazil.

Medical Cannabis Financial Group, Inc. Announces Merger Transaction With Refill Energy, Inc.
Refill Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REFG), a Nevada Corporation (the "Company") announces the merger between Refill Energy, Inc. and Medical Cannabis Financial Group. Refill Energy, Inc. completed a reorganization with Medical Cannabis Financial Group, Inc., which is a software solutions company focused on solutions for the Medical Marijuana industry

Constellation Brands and Interfood Importação Ltda. Sign Agreements to Import and Distribute Premium Wines and Spirits in Brazil

CaroTrans Opens Key U.S. Gulf - Brazil Export Connection
CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new direct, weekly LCL (less than container load) and FCL (full container load) export service from Houston to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first sailing from Houston is August 20th with arrival in Rio de Janeiro September 14th, a 25 day transit

Mitsubishi Motors Expands Production in Brazil with ASX
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced the start of production of the ASX compact SUV at a factory in Catalao, Brazil through its exclusive distributor and assembler MMC Automotores do Brasil Ltda. (MMCB). Brazil became the fourth largest automobile market in 2012 with annual sales of 3.6 million units

Panasonic Renews Global Advertising Contract with Neymar Jr.
Panasonic Corporation today announced at Santos, Brazil, the renewal of its global advertising contract with Brazilian national soccer team and FC Barcelona player, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. The new contract will last for four years from April 2013. Neymar Jr

Morpho Detection Awarded Brazil Airport Contract for Desktop Explosives Trace Detectors
Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, Inc., today announced that Infraero, Brazil's national airport operator, has purchased 45 Itemiser® DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) systems.

South America Tops A.T. Kearney Global Retail Development Index -- Brazil (#1), Chile (#2), and Uruguay (#3)
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Love, romance, a scenic setting and close friends and family. That's the usual formula for a wedding. Add in official recognition of the union, and you have the makings for a great gay wedding destination. As LGBT Pride Month kicks off in June, it's a great time to look back at the marriage equality progress over the last 12 months

DigitalGlobe Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Brazil, on Its Way to Becoming an International Business Hub, Offers Value to the Committed Investor
Investing in Brazil is not for the uncommitted or faint-hearted, but it offers immense promise to those who are well informed, says a new report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). While Brazilian growth has slowed recently, it retains advantages over the other BRIC economies; it is richer than India and China and larger and more democratically stable than Russia.

ASICS America Signs Professional Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen
ASICS America is pleased to announce the addition of Olympic Triathlete, Gwen Jorgensen, to its roster of elite athletes. Renowned for being one of the world's leading high performance footwear and apparel brands, ASICS will support Jorgensen as she continues her career as one of the fiercest female triathletes of her generation

Ernst & Young LLP Becomes First National Organization to Sponsor the 2014 Gay Games
The Gay Games announced today that Ernst & Young LLP, a leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, is a Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 global quadrennial event, further strengthening the firm's commitment to inclusiveness

ARCADIS to perform project and construction management services for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, ARCADIS Logos, as part of a consortium, was selected by RioUrbe and Empresa Olímpica Municipal (EOM) to perform project and construction management services for the implementation of the Olympic Park and Village for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

MetraTech Deployed at Guarulhos International GRU Airport in Brazil to Modernize Billing and Settlement for Busiest Airport in Latin America
MetraTech, the leading provider of agreements-based billing (ABB™) and compensation solutions, announced the deployment of its MetraNet® billing platform at São Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos, Brazil

Panasonic Renews Global Advertising Contract With Neymar Jr.
Panasonic Corporation today announced at Santos, Brazil, the renewal of its global advertising contract with Brazilian national soccer team and FC Barcelona player, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. The new contract will last for four years from April 2013. Neymar Jr

FLIR Systems Awarded Contract Valued at $12.5 Million to Support Brazilian Government
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Brazil's Special Secretariat for the Security of Major Events (SESGE) valued at $12.5 million for StarSAFIRE® 380 HD and StarSAFIRE® 230 HD Systems.

September 18, 2012 - ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), a leading international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary ARCADIS Logos has signed a contract to provide project management (PM) consultancy services for 27 months, for the first phase of the expansion of the Guarulhos Airport, in São Paulo

USA Rugby Appoints Pam Kosanke as Chief Marketing Officer
USA Rugby is making bold and aggressive moves to advance its organization by appointing Pam Kosanke as Chief Marketing Officer to lead all internal and external marketing and sponsorship efforts for the organization.

Panasonic Embarks on Marketing Initiative for London 2012 Olympic Games
Panasonic Corporation, a TOP* sponsor of the Olympic Games, today announced that it will launch a variety of marketing campaigns globally under the slogan of "Sharing the Passion" to spread the magnificence and thrill of the London 2012 Olympic Games to be held in the United Kingdom in July and August. The campaigns are organized around the following two main activities.1

Panasonic to Deliver Largest-ever Audio-visual Equipment Supply to London 2012 Olympic Games
Panasonic Corporation, a TOP* sponsor of the Olympic Games, announced today that it will deliver the largest supply of its audio visual equipment for any Olympic Games in the company's history to support the London 2012 Olympic Games to be held in July and August

AMVC Arquitectos: Achieving Sustainability in the Brazilian Development Market
Brazil is on the growth superhighway, with the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics driving its real estate development market to record highs. While some are questioning whether the level of growth is sustainable, Vitor Santos Cruz, Partner at AMVC Arquitectos believes it is. "That potential has been there for a long time

Top Athletes Reach New Levels of Success Using Wellness International Network's Products
Wellness International Network's nutritional products Winrgy, Sure2Endure and the high-quality omega-3 supplement, WINOmeg3complex are becoming ever-increasingly popular among top athletes around the world

Market Research Projects Car Rental Market in BRIC to Grow at 14% CAGR Through 2016 has announced the addition of the new report "Market Entry Strategies and Emerging Opportunities in the Car Rental Industry in BRIC," to their collection of Automotive market reports. For more information, visit

Algeco Scotsman Acquires Eurobras
Algeco Scotsman, a leading global business services company focused on modular space and secure storage solutions, today announced the acquisition of the Eurobras Group, the leading provider of modular buildings in Brazil.

McDonald's Announces Eight-Year Extension of Top Olympic Sponsorship Through 2020
McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced its renewal as a TOP (The Olympic Partner Program) Sponsor through the 2020 Olympic Games and pledged its commitment to champion generations of happy, active kids

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing Cost of Barack and Michelle Obama's Failed Bid to Bring 2016 Olympics to Chicago
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records detailing costs associated with a trip made by President and Mrs. Obama and key members of the administration to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the expressed purpose of securing the 2016 Olympics for the city of Chicago

Federer taking inspiration from 'evergreen' Agassi to play on till 2016 Olympics
Ace tennis player Roger Federer has no plans to retire soon, and believes he could play up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Di Janeiro.

'80-10-10 raw vegan' diet secret to Olympic athlete's body revealed
A low-fat vegan diet known as the 80/10/10 has become popular among Olympic heroes and hopefuls.

I am ready to help Pakistan boxers: Amir Khan
British boxer Amir Khan has expressed his concern about the demise of the sport in Pakistan, the land of Khan's ancestors, and said he is willing to help local boxers prepare for the 2016 Olympics.

Panasonic to Deliver Largest-Ever Audio-Visual Equipment Supply to London 2012 Olympic Games
Panasonic Corporation, a TOP* sponsor of the Olympic Games, has announced that it will deliver the largest supply of its audio visual equipment for any Olympic Games in the company's history to support the London 2012 Olympic Games to be held in July and August

Qatar eyeing 2020 Olympics after winning FIFA World Cup bid
A year after Qatar became the first Arab nation to win the right to host the FIFA World Cup, the Gulf state is now trying to win a bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Japan to bid for 2020 Olympics
Japan plans to a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, said Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara.

Panasonic, IOC and OBS Announce Worldwide Partnership for the First Live 3D Olympic Games for London 2012
Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC)(TOKYO:6752)("Panasonic"), the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) announced their partnership agreement to make the London 2012 Olympic Games the first ever live 3D Olympic Games.

ZTE Invests in Brazilian Industrial Park to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has announced plans to build a new industrial park in the Brazilian city of Hortolândia.

Brazil to Launch Bidding Process on 20 Billion Dollar High-Speed Rail Project has announced the addition of the new report "Global Transport Industry Outlook Survey 2011-2012: Industry Dynamics, Market Trends and Opportunities, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies," to their collection of Railroads market reports. For more information, visit

GlobeNet Is Prime Sponsor at International Telecoms Week 2011
GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi (BOVESPA: TNLP3) (BOVESPA: TNLP4) (BOVESPA: TMAR3) (BOVESPA: TMAR5) (BOVESPA: TMAR6) (NYSE: TNE), announces today its participation as a prime sponsor at this year's International Telecoms Week 2011 (ITW) in Washington D.C., May 23rd - 25th

Discover the Unique Story That Rio de Janeiro Offers to Investors Worldwide at Infocast's Event
Global investors seeking opportunities in the fast growing economy of Rio de Janeiro will gather with leading project developers, capital providers, contractors and senior government decision makers at RioInvestment 2011, produced by Infocast in association with the Governments of State and City of Rio de Janeiro to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22-24 March 2011.

Waisale Serevi Launches Serevi Rugby Nation
Waisale Serevi today officially launched a new venture, Serevi Rugby Nation (, at the USA Rugby Sevens Tournament in Las Vegas. Serevi Rugby Nation's primary goal is to grow awareness of and participation in rugby in the United States at the club, collegiate and youth program levels through comprehensive coaching programs, clinics and academies

Hong Kong Licensing Show Attendance Up 10 Per Cent; Ninth Edition of HKTDC Fair Draws More than 15,000 Visitors
The ninth edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show, which closed 12 January, attracted more than 15,000 visitors, a 10 per cent increase over last year. Beyond Hong Kong, visitors came from the Chinese mainland, the United States,South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, India, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates

Oz run company denies reports that it won "dubious" contracts during Delhi CWG
An Australian-run company, EKS, has refuted a new report by India's former auditor-general regarding corruption during the Delhi Commonwealth Games that said that the company was awarded "dubious" contracts.

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