Rio 2016 – Olympinner is back!

After the great success of the London 2012 edition, the Olympinner is back here in my blog!

Rio olympic games 2016 - Olympinner is back

Four years ago I dedicated a series of blog post to the London 2012 Olympic Games. I did it because I love sports and Olympics very much, and I wanted to talk about the Games my way.

It turned out to be a great success in terms of views and engagement – especially on social media. People enjoyed the stories I found about the Olympic Games, the athletes and the team involved. I also invited some guest authors to contribute to my Olympinner, giving an awesome boost in terms of quality of content.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Olympinner is back!

Why not replicating this successful format also for the Rio 2016 edition? Four years have passed and I had time to better structure the posts this time.

All of the posts will be written both in Italian and in English, with each posts having their own specific URL. That would make easier to readers to enjoy the Olympinner.

Every post will be focus on a specific team or athlete playing that very day of the Olympics. Video, fun facts and images will be provided! There will be other surprises, but I don’t spoiler anything more.

The real news – I co-writing the Olympinner

The most important news is that I won’t be alone in managing the Olympinner, this time. In fact, I am so busy with my writing and my new job that I was hesitant about having an Olympic column again.

But then, my friend Nicola (who guest posted many times here) read my mind and asked me if he could manage the Rio 2016 edition of the Olympinner with me. I don’t believe in destiny, signs, or things like that – however I read his request just like that! Nicola is then going to be the co-author of the Olympinner posts with me. Exciting times ahead!

How to follow the Olympinner

You can follow the Olympinner by picking one or more of the options above:

– Subscribing to the Daily Pinner to receive a notification on your email once a new post is out. To subscribe you can use the form on the right sidebar – see image below:

subscribe Olympinner 2016 by email
– Checking the Olympinner post category
– Following the hashtag #Olympinner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
– Checking my DailyPinner Facebook page

For the backstage of the Olympinner, you can check my Instagram and add me on Snapchat (stefmattana)


  1. It sounds great. Like you I am a die-hard sports and Olympic fan, but where I now live the Olympics is pretty much a non-entity and news coverage is minimal. I shall be certainly getting my Olympic online this time and will include your blog in that online reading. Good on you. Shame about the Russians, though and will Rio actually cope? An interesting few weeks ahead.

    • Hey Grant! I’m sorry to hear about the poor Olympic coverage out there – where are you based at the moment?
      Hopefully the internet will help you catch up with everything!
      What’s your fav Olympic discipline? Is there anyone you’re most experienced about? I’d love to host you in my Olympinner, if you fancy it!

      • Living in The Philippines these days and as an under-performing country at the Olympics, free-to-air coverage is minimal and on a channel that we get lousy reception on anyway. Yeah, the internet definitely has its uses.

        Would love to contribute. Just let me know what you’d like and when. You could drop me a line at


  2. Nothing like watching the Olympics, though I confess to liking the winter games more.

  3. That’s a fun idea, but does sound like a lot of work. It’s good that you have help.

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