They make use of recycled raw silver at 92.5 per cent purity, coming from leftover mirrors, waste solders and X-ray plates.And 40 per cent of the copper used in the bronze medals came from waste at the Mint itself.
These have all been masterfully combined to give Rio 2016 its colourful identity.
This emblem is not only a symbol of Rio’s and Brazil’s hopes for these Games but also for the future of the city and country.
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities.
It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.).
At the same time, Rio 2016 was an opportunity to deliver the broader aspirations for the long-term future of the city, region and country – an opportunity to hasten the transformation of Rio de Janeiro into an even greater global city.
Named after one of Brazil’s most prominent 20th century cultural icons, Vinicius des Moraes, the mascot for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 constitutes a blend of animals native to Brazil, and symbolises the energy and joie de vivre exuded by the Brazilian people.But the fact that Peter Copping, Oscar’s successor, picked up on that color, and its resonances, is a perfect testament to his suitability for the job.He, like Oscar, has a phenomenal eye for color and social tone.“Apparently,” said Copping before the show, “they used to throw red carnations into the ring after a bull fight.” Which explains the presence of carnation prints in various sizes that Copping scattered on dresses, swathed skirts, and frilled blouses, and the fact that he saturated an eyelet dress in the color of Oscar’s favorite flower.The competition venues were clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring.Nearly half of the athletes could reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent could do so in less than 25 minutes.BONUSES Back in 2015 after a seven-year absence, time bonuses will again be given at the fi nishes of normal stages.