Diversity Manifesto

The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent uniting everyone towards a common ideal. This unity catalises our passion for diversity – a passion that is contagious, attracts and respects differences.

Rio 2016 has a warm spirit, moved by a positive energy that invites everyone to take part in this experience which will transform the present and future of the country. In this harmonious blend we demonstrate appreciation of human diversity. It strengthens friendship among all, welcomes and respects the participation of each individual in this collective movement, emphasising the principle that we all belong to one single world.

We wish to epitomise a diversity of people who live every day the Olympic and Paralympic values and nurture a culture of prosperity, awareness and sustainability.


The Rio 2016 Team