Rio 2016 unveils official slogan A New World for Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Rio 2016 organising committee has unveiled the official slogan (motto), A New World for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The slogan was unveiled by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at a special ceremony held at Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil.

Key Facts

  • The core values of the slogan and the manifesto for Rio 2016 are unity, respect for diversity and the will for change.
  • The motto of Rio 2016 is to promote the concepts of transformation through sport and changing the world for the better.
  • 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to held in South America.

Besides releasing official slogan, the organising committee also unveiled the designs for the 2488 gold, silver and bronze medals to be given to winners.

Background

The creation of official slogan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a tradition of each Olympic Games. Previous Olympic slogans included “Welcome home” for Athens in 2004, “One world, one dream” for Beijing in 2008, and “Inspire a Generation” for London in 2012.

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