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2011-12-15Updated on December, 20th, 2011, 09:20
Planning phase is at full speed in the Games’ Organising Committee
The year 2011 was a year of planning, but it was also a year of many accomplishments to the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee and the city of Rio de Janeiro. The launch of the two Games’ emblems, the announcement of new sponsors and the winning project of the Urban General Plan for the Olympic Park were some of the major accomplishments of this special year. Eventually, all commitments and deadlines set out by Rio 2016™ and agreed with by International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) were closely met.
“It has been a year of accomplishments and planning. The IOC and the IPC are pleased with what they have seen. We are meeting the deadlines, and we were able to advance some deliverables. In addition, they could feel the emotion that is to come. The Cariocas have experienced two wonderful celebrations: the launch of the Olympic emblem, at the 2011 New Year’s Eve, and the launch of the Paralympic emblem, at the lighting of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Christmas tree. Rio, Brazil and the world started to feel the taste of what Rio 2016™ is going to be like”, said the Organising Committee President, Carlos Arthur Nuzman. A total of seven meetings of project review were attended by the IOC and IPC in Rio de Janeiro in 2011.
For 2012, the goal is to reach the number of 400 employees and 40 acting areas in a new phase of maturity. In the next year, Rio 2016™ will have a new headquarter, located in Rio city centre, beside the City Hall.
The year 2011 was an intense year. 2012 will also be a year of hard work. “This year we have completed our Foundation Plan, with about 1,300 pages. In a more-than-a-year task force, we have built the functional areas bases. The Foundation Plan has already been sent to the IOC for final approval. Now, we will begin the Concept Plan, a second phase of this process. For 2012, we are planning to deliver the Games Security General Plan and the Responsibility Assignment Matrix, for which Rio 2016™ and the three levels of government have assigned their own tasks. 2011 was the first full year of the Organising Committee, created in the middle of 2010, and the evaluation is positive”, concludes Leonardo Gryner, the Organising Committee CEO.
To observe and transfer knowledge, the Rio 2016™ team has attended meetings in London, which is carrying out test events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For the next year, many activities are scheduled to take place in the English capital.
Main accomplishments of 2011
. Launch of the new website (web and mobile)
. Launch of the Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems
. Pre-Games Training Camps Registration and Selection Process
. Selection of executive producers for live ceremonies and major events – Cerimônias Cariocas 2016
. Announcement of Claro/Embratel (official sponsors) and Ernst & Young Terco (official supporter), plus the selection processes of the Automotive and Sports Uniform categories (to be concluded within the next weeks)
. The first Partner Connection Workshop
. Establishing an Institutional Relations network with Public Security bodies within the three government levels (Federal, State and Local) and with the 2014 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee
. Launch of the selection process for the Olympic Games Golf course project
. A total of ten visits of the National Olympic and Paralympic Committees during the year 2011
. Announcement of the winning Golf course project
. Launch of the Pre-Games Training Camps Guide
. Observer programme of the Innsbruck Youth Winter Olympic Games and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
. Launch of the Rio 2016™ Paralympic Games Commercial Plan
. Sponsor selection of Oil & Gas, Minning and Minerals, Bus, Airline and Energy categories
. Launch of licensing products and official online shop
. London 2012 Games live site in Rio
. Brazil House in London