Rio 2016More than 100 volunteers representing 10 countries are currently in Brazil, helping The Salvation Army's mission team during the 2016 Olympic Games. Salvation Army corps and centres in Rio are already using sport and other forms of recreation as a way to cement meaningful relationships in their neighbourhoods. The mission teams are building on this community-based work, and also serving some of the tens of thousands of visitors the city will welcome. 

Photos, videos and updates will appear on this page throughout the Olympic Games - you can also follow developments using the #SARio2016 hashtag across social media. 

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Live Blog Rio 2016

News updates

#SARio2016 Mission Teams Use Sport to Take Christ into the Community in Brazil
16 August 2016
Salvation Army international mission teams in Brazil work with local Salvationists to form lasting links with local children
News Feature: Rio 2016 – Cheering on ‘Team Refugees’
01 August 2016
Salvation Army supporting ten top athletes, forced to flee their homes, who are being given a chance to compete at 2016 Olympic Games
Deadline for Rio 2016 International Mission Team Applications Draws Near
09 February 2016
Mardi Gras celebrations in Rio; The Salvation Army in Brazil is looking ahead to an even bigger event in the city’s calendar
The Salvation Army in Brazil prepares for Rio 2016
30 January 2016
Rio 2016 article first published in 'All the World' January-March 2016 edition
Volunteers Sought for Sports Ministry at Rio Olympic Games
18 December 2015
Mission teams are being assembled to engage in outreach and sports ministry alongside the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016