Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman has formally received the Olympic flame on behalf of his city at a colourful Handover Ceremony in Athens.

"Full support and commitment" has been pledged by the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) after joining the Sport Integrity Global Alliance.

A global promotional campaign entitled “Together we can change the world” has been launched by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in an effort to communicate their vision of building a better world through sport.

The Rio 2016 Olympic flame is now well underway in its majestic progress across Greece before making for Brazil, but there is something about the surroundings in Ancient Olympia that make the start of the journey very special indeed. The lighting ceremony has the capacity to inspire many emotions, but for the athletes of the world it serves as the ultimate clarion call for the Games.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has laid a wreath at the memorial to Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympics, in a simple ceremony amongst the olive groves here this evening.