Rio 2016 Essential Reading

The Rio 2016 page provides all the essential information for participants travelling to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Key IOC documents on Rio 2016 can be downloaded from the page. Please ensure that this information is passed onto team managers travelling to Rio.


Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Essential Reading

Qualification System – Badminton – The IOC Rio Olympic Games Qualifying Regulations. See the Regulations section of the website for the three relevant regulations on qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Rule 40 – Use of Athletes Image – use of athlete images by personnel sponsors in the lead up to and during the Games.

Authorised Identification IOC Guidelines Regarding Authorised Identification – IOC clothing and equipment regulations – general sport guidelines on branding and logos on clothing and equipment and specific guidelines for badminton.

IOC Letter –  IOC Letter -Anti-Doping Rules – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – this highlights some key messages from the IOC about the rules that apply at Games time.

IOC Letter April – The second IOC letter gives notice of changes to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules doe Rio 2016.

IOC Anti-Doping Rules

CAS Anti-Doping Division

IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – this is a specific set or anti-doping rules which apply for the period of the Games – from the opening of the Olympic village (24 July 2016) to the day of the Closing Ceremony (21 August). The Rules were amended in March 2016 by the IOC – and the Rules linked here are the latest. They allow for doping cases at the Olympic Games to be managed by a new CAS Anti-Doping Division set up in March.

Prohibited Substances / Methods – List of Prohibited Substances and Methods 2016 – This is the WADA Prohibited List and this will be in force from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions  – Rules for the application of the Articles 7, 9 and 10 of the IOC Code of Ethics and of the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Social and Digital Media Guidelines  – IOC Social and Digital Media Guidelines – what athletes, coaches, managers, team personnel can / cannot do regarding social media and recording video footage and images at the Games.

IOC Needle Policy  – IOC Needle Policy – the policy for the use of needles at the Games.

Scientific and Medical Equipment – IOC Policy Regarding Certain Scientific & Medical Equipment – Rio 2016 – restrictions on certain types of specialized equipment related to athlete preparation.

Please visit the Rio 2016 page for all the details.