Rio launches exclusive Olympic content in Waze

Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall is launching an exclusive Olympic content, in a new partnership with Waze, the world’s largest GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones, as part of the One Year to Go Countdown celebrations to the Olympic Games.

Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall is launching an exclusive olympic content, in a new partnership with Waze, the world’s largest GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones, as part of the One Year to Go Countdown celebrations to the Olympic Games. Users can now be informed about eleven olympic sites: Olympic Park, Deodoro Sports Complex, Olympic Golf Course, Lagoa Rowing Stadium, Marina da Glória, Maracana Stadium, Olympic Stadium, Sambadrome, Maravilha Port and Athletes Village.

These eleven new sites are added to the existing content of Madureira Park, launched in May by the city and Waze to celebrate the placement of giant Olympic Rings. These rings are located where one of the three live sites put together by the City Hall will be. During the Games, the area will gather the audience to watch on large screens the Rio 2016 competitions. In addition to the information directly related to the Games, such as the sports the venues will be hosting, the app will enable curiosities about the construction projects and the venues. The content will link the users to Google Images for a better understanding of the neighborhoods and facilities.

The City of Rio already has a successful partnership with the Waze application through the Rio Operations Center (COR, the acronym in Portuguese), which is helping in the city's operation. The information sent by the users (wazers) to the Operation Center, are solving various problems on the road traffic. If an accident occurs on a busy avenue, for example, the participation of the drivers who pass by the affected region can speed up the process of sending help to the area. During the Games, the COR will also send information about closing roads, traffic changes and emergency calls. Opened in 2010, the COR operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With a capacity to assist in the daily operation of the city, it will be an asset in the organization of the Olympic Games.

For more information about the preparation of the city for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games access:

www.cidadeolimpica.rio

For more information for the press, please contact:

Rio City Hall - Communication for the Games / Municipal Olympic Company 2016-9726 / 2016-9732 / 2016-9728 /olimpiada.prefeituradorio@gmail.com

Carol Medeiros + 55 (21) 2016-9725/98909-1801

Advisors:

Elisa López + 55 (21) 2016 - 9726

Christine Lages + 55 (21) 2016-9727

Adriana Moreira + 55 (21) 2016-9732

Roberta Taliberti + 55 (21) 2016-9728

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