WOA confirms venue for Rio 2016 Olympians Reunion Centre
27 | 2 | 2015
The World Olympians Association [WOA] has confirmed that the Rio 2016 Olympians Reunion Centre presented by EY will be hosted at the iconic Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (CR Flamengo) – situated at the heart of the Olympic action in Rio de Janeiro.
Located in Rio’s south-side in the shadow of the Christ the Redeemer statue and surrounded by some of the city’s most famous neighbourhoods including Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Gavea, the venue is situated on the shores of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the site for the Rio 2016 Olympic Rowing competition.
The Olympians Reunion Centre presented by EY at the CR Flamengo, home of the leading Brazilian domestic football team of the same name which has 40 million fans all around the country, will be open throughout the Games and will act as a communal hub for Olympians of all generations to reunite with old colleagues, make new friends and come together for business meetings and networking.
A full programme of hospitality events and themed nights will be announced in due course.
Speaking about the announcement, WOA President, Joël Bouzou, said:
“We are delighted to confirm CR Flamengo as the venue for the Rio 2016 Olympians Reunion Centre and we look forward to welcoming Olympians of all ages to a central location where they can join together to share in the Olympic celebrations with old and new friends.
“Olympians remain at the heart of the Olympic Games and it’s important that their status is honoured and celebrated appropriately. We look forward to announcing more details about the events programme for the reunion centre in the lead up to Rio 2016.”
“This will be a premium venue and first class experience for Olympians thanks to the generous support and help of EY, official supporter and exclusive provider of professional services in the consulting category for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We are very much looking forward to working with them to make the Rio 2016 Olympians Reunion Centre presented by EY the best ever Olympians Reunion Centre.”
Jorge Menegassi, South America Managing Partner, EY said:
“EY is delighted to be working in collaboration with the WOA to bring the Olympians Reunion Centre to Rio 2016. Our strong focus on lifelong relationships with our people around the world is well aligned with the mission of the World Olympians Association. We are looking forward to working with the WOA to create a unique and memorable experience for Olympians at the Olympic Games in Rio.”