Olympics News

Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games off to a flying start

Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games off to a flying start

26th Oct 2012 Travel Events News

The first visit of the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games wrapped up today in Lillehammer, Norway. Chaired by IOC member and USA ice hockey Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero, the Commission was impressed with the early progress made by the Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee since the city won the bid in December 2011 and the strong government and National Olympic Committee support pledged from the outset.

Brazil’s key cities gearing up for the 2016 Olympics

Brazil’s key cities gearing up for the 2016 Olympics

13th Sep 2012 Tourism News

With the London 2012 Olympics over, the spotlight has started to shift to Brazil, which will be hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Brazil reported increases of 9.9 percent in revenue per available room (RevPAR) for the first seven months year to date, led by 14.5-percent increase in average daily rate (ADR) in local currency, according a recent report.