POSTED: March 1st 2015

Rio 2016 Olympians Reunion Centre venue confirmed by WOA

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo / WOA
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo / WOA

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The iconic Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (CR Flamengo) will host the Rio 2016 Olympians Reunion Centre presented by EY, the World Olympians Association (WOA) announced yesterday. It will be at the center of the Olympic action in Rio de Janeiro.
The venue is located in the shadow of the Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio's south-side.

It's encompassed by the city's most famous neighborhoods like the Ipanema, Copacabana, Gavea, and Leblon. It lies on the shores of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, which will hold the Rio 2016 Olympic Rowing competition. 

Throughout the Games, the Olympians Reunion Centre, presented by EY, will be open. In addition, it will act as a communal hub for all generations of Olympians to have a chance to reunite with old colleagues, form new friendships, and bring everyone together for networking opportunities and business meetings.

An announcement of the full program, of themed nights and hospitality events, will come at a later date.

"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," stated Joel Bouzou, WOA President.

He added, "Olympians remain at the heart of the Olympic Games, and it's important that their status is honored, and celebrated appropriately. We look forward to announcing more details about the events program 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," commented Joel Bouzou.

South America Managing Partner, Jorge Menegassi expressed, "EY is delighted to be working in collaboration with the WOA to bring the Olympians Reunion Centre to Rio 2016. The Olympic Movement is built on values of excellence, fair play and respect - values that echo EY's philosophy. We are looking forward to taking the project forward and delivering a great celebration for all Olympians at the Olympic Games in Rio."

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