So, after months of planning, discussions and fundraising events, it’s finally time to travel to Rio and begin the Destination Rio project at the 2016 Olympics Games.
Out team of five media professionals (see below) is ready and looking forward to bringing the sights and sounds of the big event to our worldwide audiences via radio, websites and social media. This will be the seventh successive Summer Olympics Games we have attended and we know how important it is to actually be in the thick of the action in order to give our listeners a first-hand experience of what it’s like to be there.
Four of our team (Norman Brierley, Peter Ellis, Tom Ellis and Andy Bloss) are travelling on Sunday 31st July followed by Pedro Arias on Tuesday 2ndAugust. We will be based at a church in Rio de Janeiro just north of the Olympic Park which is on the western edge of the city. This will allow us to travel daily to the various venues where we will record interviews with athletes and sports fans as well as reporting on the many Christian events taking place during the games.
It will be three weeks of packed schedules and late nights as we negotiate the public transport system and get to as many events as we can.
You can follow our progress on the Passion for Sport website blog or via our social media accounts. You can also subscribe to our email updates which we’ll be sending out during the games – see below.
Please pray for the team as we cope with the practical arrangements of the public transport system, security and staying healthy!