Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Rio 2016: ‘A new world’ is official slogan for Olympics and Paralympic

Narada Desk | June 15, 2016 3:41 pm Print
Along with the Olympic torch, the medals and the mascots, the slogan plays a major part in creating the unique identity of each Olympic Games
Rio Olympics

Fifty two days from the start of quadrennial extravaganza, the Rio Olympics 2016 organising committee revealed the official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America — “A new world”.  The medals were also unveiled in a ceremony attended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach .

Along with the Olympic torch, the medals and the mascots, the slogan plays a major part in creating the unique identity of each Olympic Games.

For Rio 2016, the core values of the slogan and the manifesto are unity, respect for diversity and the will for change, reports Xinhua.

“It is what the Olympic movement is all about, changing the world for the better” said Bach.

“Here in Rio you will make of it a great experience. Because there will be a Rio de Janeiro before the Games and another after, a new and better city. The future is for the youth of Brazil. See you in 52 days.”

Earlier in the day, the curtain was lifted on the designs of the medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.nearly 2,500 gold, silver and bronze

According to Rio 2016 official website, total of 2,488 medals have been produced: 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze. The medals are produced according to strict sustainability criteria.

Photo: Rio 2016 official website

Loading...