Rio 2016 official slogan: ‘A New World’

Rio 2016 motto promotes the concepts of transformation through sport and changing the world for the better. 15 Jun 2016
Image of Rio 2016's slogan 'A New World'

The slogan was revealed to the world's media at a ceremony in Barra Olympic Park

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By Rio 2016

"The slogan is the brand's promise to society. We live in a world that is undergoing huge transformations."

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has revealed the official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in Latin America: “A New World.” The motto and the accompanying manifesto were revealed in a special ceremony at Barra Olympic Park on the afternoon of Tuesday (14 June), 52 days from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and XX from the start of the Paralympic Games. Earlier in the day, the curtain was lifted on the designs of the medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Along with the torch, the medals and the mascots, the slogan plays a major part in creating the unique identity of each Olympic and Paralympic Games. For Rio 2016, the core values of the slogan and the manifesto are unity, respect for diversity and the will for change.

"It is what the Olympic Movement is all about – changing the world for the better," said Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the event. "Here in Rio you will make of it a great experience. Because there will be a Rio de Janeiro before the Games and another after, a new and better city. The future is for the youth of Brazil. See you in 52 days."

Four years ago, London 2012 used the phrase “Inspire a generation” to bring the message of the Games to young people. At Beijing 2008, the message was one of unity in the phrase “One world, one dream."

In 2004, Athens celebrated the return of the Games to Greece with the simple slogan: “Welcome home.”

"Our legacy is the desire for a better world," Rio 2016 brand director Beth Lula said. "The slogan is the brand's promise to society. We live in a world that is undergoing huge transformations. At Rio 2016 we want to create a better world and leave this as a legacy to the generations to come."

The manifesto in full

Building a new world.

With new eyes, new examples, new heroes.

Making new friends, creating new families.

Breaking down barriers.

Respecting one another, what is different, alternative – celebrating what is new.

Promoting gatherings, mixtures, unity – peace can be one step away, right there!

Surprising with new gestures.

Adopting new attitudes: all you need is the desire to change.

Because life is movement, passion, transformation.

Together, we can transform the world.

And this victory will be for all of us.

RIO 2016



Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.