Rio Olympic 2016 organising committee

Rio Olympic 2016 organising committee

In another example of how Olympic and Paralympic Games are beingproduced with a Brazilian flavour, staff produce original samba composition and stage ‘bloco’ party
Among operational plans, venue openings and a packed calendar of test events, another kind of buzz has been running through the Rio 2016 headquarters in recent weeks. Inspired by the party atmosphere in the host city of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a group of employees have used their lunch hours and stayed after work to organise Atocha e Não Pira, the Rio 2016 Carnival ‘bloco’ party. With an original samba composition and drums played by more than 20 members of staff, the first performance of the Rio 2016 group took place last Wednesday (27 January) at the nearby Estácio de Sá samba school.