The Rio 2016 organizing committee has recently unveiled its official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympics Games in South America - A New World for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The slogan was unveiled by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at a special ceremony held at Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil. The creation of official slogan for the Olympic and Paralympics Games is a tradition of each Olympic Games. Besides releasing official slogan, the organizing committee also unveiled the designs for around 2,500 gold, silver and bronze medals to be given to winners.
The core values of the slogan and the manifesto for Rio 2016 are unity, respect for diversity and the will for change. The motto of Rio 2016 is to promote the concepts of transformation through sport and changing the world for the better.
Previous Olympic slogans included “Welcome home” for Athens in 2004, “One world, one dream” for Beijing in 2008, and “Inspire a Generation” for London in 2012.
Rio Olympic and Paralympics Games, which are scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be the first Olympic and Paralympics Games to held in the South America.