The visual identity of the Rio 2016 Games is inspired by the harmonic diversity and contagious energy of Brazil’s people and Rio de Janeiro’s exuberant nature. All the elements were created based on the brands, allowing for integration and alignment.

Cultural programme offers access to more than 700 events in theatres and cultural spaces

The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil. A special flight operated by LATAM Airlines landed in the capital Brasília early on the morning of Tuesday 3 May, carrying the flame from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland to its new home in Brazil.

The medical director of the 2016 Australian Olympic team (AOT) insists the country’s athletes can head to Rio de Janeiro for this year’s Olympic Games with confidence, knowing the appropriate measures are in place against Zika.

Last week it was 100 days to go, then there was the formal handover in Athens. But this latest milestone is particularly special as the Olympic Torch arrives on home soil.

The International Olympic Commitee (IOC) has backed the appearance of Olympic Rings tattoos at Rio 2016 after a Paralympic champion was disqualified for baring his.