Official Rio 2016 #RioZones research blog and data analysis w/ Prof McGillivray

Project Overview – Rio 2016 Olympics: #RioZones Project and Official Hashtag

A video introduction to the project’s focus by author’s David and Mike. Click on the different posts across this blog, the sidebar for the #RioZones gallery, and the #RioZones official hashtag to keep up to date with day to day analysis and reflective commentary.

Day 1, 2 and 3 – the build up to the 2016 Games across #RioZones: Copacabana, Maracana, Porto Maravilha

Day 1, 2, and 3 (1 – 3 August) – end of day reflective commentary and analysis

See Part 1 – 3 videocasts below by Mike who runs through all key observations during the build up to the Opening Ceremony…

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


See video and images from day 1, 2 and 3 below

For all images relating to day 1, 2 and 3 vlog, visit the #RioZones gallery – click on the top right hand menu and all images will pop up


Day 3 and 4 – #RioZones: Maracana, Olympic Park, and Central Rio de Janiero

Day 3 and 4 end of day reflective commentary and analysis

See below for video footage around some of the key themes discussed in the vlog:


Day 5, 6, 7 – #RioZones: Olympic Boulevard #LiveSite Porto Maravilha (Opening Ceremony)

Day 5, 6, 7 – end of day reflective commentary and analysis

David’s reflections on and interpretations from day 1, 2, 3, and 4 analysis so far…

BBC Interview 5 August- Olympic security, tourism and uses of public spaces

BBC Cambridge radio interview w/ Michael Duignan (5 Aug, 8am UK time) w/ Dotty McLeod on Olympic security, tourism, and uses of public spaces…



Uploaded videos from the web from Olympic Boulevard #LiveSite – Porto Maravilha…

An introduction to the Olympic Boulevard concept and activities

Planned festivities around Olympic Boulevard

Official Rio 2016 video of purpose of the Boulevard (in Portuguese)

Development of Porto Maravilha

Yvonne and colleague discuss how security intensified in and around the city and Vidigal favela in the lead up to Rio 2016 (7 August 2016)



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