2016 Olympics News
Rio 2016: Hotels see sharp upturn in revenue during Olympics
Rio de Janeiro’s hotel industry saw a substantially larger impact as host of the 2016 Olympics than London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008, according to data from STR. During the month of August, Rio de Janeiro hotels posted a 199.2 per cent surge in average daily rate to BRL1,250.
Asian broadcasting rights allocated ahead of 2016 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee has announced it has reached an agreement with Dentsu for the Olympic broadcast rights in 17 countries across Asia for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The deal is also covers the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, next year.
América Móvil to screen Olympics in South America
The International Olympic Committee has awarded the rights to América Móvil to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. IOC president Jacques Rogge said: “In 2016 the Olympic Games in Rio will be a significant moment in Olympic history, and we are very pleased to have reached this important agreement to ensure fans across the continent are able to have the best broadcast experience of the Games.”
Faldo set to welcome finalists to olympic city of Rio
With the field for the 2009 Faldo Series Grand Final now confirmed, Nick Faldo is set to welcome 70 young golfers from 11 different countries to the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, recently announced as the venue for the 2016 Olympic Games. FALDO SET TO WELCOME FINALISTS TO OLYMPIC CITY OF RIO
US entry hassles blamed for Chicago’s botched olympic bid
The hunt for an official scapegoat to blame for Chicago’s botched bid for the 2016 Olympics is over, and the villians of the story are now Homeland Security and the TSA.
The Olympic effect – Chicago Lost, but Chicago tourism strikes gold
Chicago has been eliminated in the first round in it’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, inspite of a spirited team effort by the Chicago delegation – including President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. But there may still be a consolation prize in something called the Olympic Effect.