Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Volunteer Registration Surges

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With a little less than fifteen days to go to the end of registrations, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Volunteer Program has already received over 130,000 applications from candidates of 180 countries, according to the Rio 2016 Volunteer Program. The Local Organizing Committee says approximately 70,000 applicants will be chosen to work at the games; 45,000 in the Olympics and the rest in the Paralympics.

“We are very happy that the response has been so positive. It is really good to see so many people . . .

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