A small selection of reference resources from primary and other credible sources.
We’re planning to add more resources to this post during the games. Check back often.
UPDATE Associated Press Topical Guide: 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games
Facts, pronunciation guide, and style guidelines.
Source: AP Stylebook
Backgrounders, Guides Factsheets, and Other Text Documents
All documents are PDF files.
- Women In The Olympic Movement
- The Sports Pictograms of the Olympic Summer Games from Tokyo 1964 to Rio 2016
- The Programme of the Games Of The Olympiad
- Olympic Summer Games Mascots from Munich 1972 to Rio 2016
- IOC Members
- The Olympic Truce
- The Olympic Charter
- The Olympic Movement
- The Olympic Games Poster
- The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece
- The Olympic Flame and Torch Relay
- The Modern Olympic Games
- The Games of the Olympiad
- IOC Social and Digital Media Guidelines (Rio Games)
- Moderation Guidelines For Social Media
- News Access Rules
Source For All Documents: International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Rio 2016 Venue Maps
Source: Rio 2016
Databases and Other Interactive Resources
Olympics FAQs (Over 130 Questions and Answers)
Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
Data on every event, athlete, venue, etc. back to 1896.
All Olympic Medal Winners: Every One Since 1896-2008 (Open Data)
Source: The Guardian
Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony – Flag Bearers
Full Text: Decision Of The IOC Executive Board Concerning Participation Of Russian Athletes Olympic Games Rio 2016 and IOC Review Panel Decides on Participation of Russian Athletes at Olympic Games Rio 2016
Full Text of Recent IOC Disciplinary Commission Decisions
- IOC Sanctions Four Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Tests at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
Social Media and News