Fiasco Design celebrates Rio 2016 with interactive map of the legendary Games

The highly anticipated 31st modern Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will soon be underway, but aside from controversies surrounding safety, disease and alleged Russian doping scandals, what else do you know about the Games and its host?

Well, look no further than Fiasco Design, who have launched an animated interactive map of the Brazilian city ahead of the international event, which starts this Friday.

Based on the success of their previous map for the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, this latest piece allows you to explore the games and delve into an interactive city, with a host of animated features and custom sound effects by Bristol-based Bunkersonix.

Peruse the map to find out about the controversies surrounding this summer’s Olympics, including a ‘Where’s Wally’ style hidden Guantanamo prisoner and hidden body parts scattered across the map in light of severed feet being found just metres away from the Olympic beach volleyball pitch.

With its focus on discovery and exploration, people can also learn about Rio and the games, and find out more about the people involved, even identifying a handful of athletes and famous faces in the process. Join the conversation, share the map and explore Rio 2016 at and #MapofRio on Twitter.

Via direct submission | All images courtesy of Fiasco


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