Rio 2016 urges NOCs to seek “non-traditional” accommodation as shortage looms

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Rio 2016 have urged National Olympic Committees to seek “non-traditional” forms of accommodation during next year’s Olympics and Paralympics, such as rented apartments through their partnership with Airbnb. […]

Speaking to delegates during last week’s OCA General Assembly in Ashgabat, Rio 2016 NOC Relations Department continental manager for Asia and Oceania Sarah Paterson admitted there were challenges, but insisted how organisers would help NOCs in any way possible.

She urged them to look beyond hotels to apartments and other rented accommodation, claiming they could offer advice wherever needed.

This follows an agreement signed earlier this year between Rio 2016 and Airbnb, the online rental community which is offering as many as 20,000 “affordable” accommodation options, predominantly aimed at fans attending the Games.

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