Olympic Games Rio 2016 - Youth & Sporting Legacy

16 Mar 2017

At the heart of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was a commitment to help children and young people connect to sport by focusing the world’s attention on sport’s greatest athletes and giving today’s young people more education on sport, better access to sport facilities, competition, coaching and sporting events.

  • Among the greatest legacies of the Olympic Games was Transforma, Rio 2016’s education programme. Transforma sought to expand the sports offer in schools and promote the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship. After starting in 2013, it was rolled out to 8 million young students, almost 16,000 schools, 3,032 town and cities, and more than half of all Brazilian municipalities. It was present in 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District and was rolled out internationally to more than 20 countries. The programme was supported by TOP partners Bridgestone and Dow.

  • Opened at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Park in 2012, the Time Brasil Training Centre is today accessible by young and talented athletes. It is devoted to coaching, athlete education and sport science. By January, 160 athletes from 13 sports/disciplines – athletics, aquatics, diving, synchronised swimming, snowboard, artistic gymnastics, judo, karate, tennis, sailing, beach volleyball and combat sports – and 10 National Federations had already used  the facilities.

  • The Olympic Laboratory was initiated by the Brazilian Olympic Committee in 2009 in partnership with nine Brazilian research and educational institutions, and with funding from the Studies and Projects Funding Agency (FINEP), subsidised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI).  It will open in March 2017.

  • All the equipment used for the hockey tournaments is now the property of the Brazilian Hockey Federation as part of a legacy plan developed before the Games, while many of the volunteers who worked on the hockey competitions are now playing or working with the sport.

  • Under a Rio 2016 donation programme, National Federations were able to apply for sports equipment—4,182 items were donated so far.

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