King's at Rio 2016

Rio 2016

Find out about all the alumni stories and successes of the Olympics this year. 

Katherine Grainger earns another medal and makes history for British Olympics

After a fantastic performance in the Women's Double Sculls at Rio, King's very own Katherine Grainger become the most decorated woman British Olympian in history. 

Katherine Grainger

King's Alumni have a Super Saturday in Rio 

Not to be forgotten, alumni Paul Bennett, competing in the Men's Eight, and Frances Houghton and Zoe Lee, competing in the Women's Eight, all took home medals on a Super Saturday for TeamGB. Read all about their success here

>>Want to learn more about our Olympic alumni? Take a look at our profile feature. 

Rio 2016 Video Mini-Series

In this video series, King's academics weigh in on the many issues surrounding the Olympics, health, sport and Rio. 

How have the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics impacted communities in Rio de Janeiro? 

Director of King's College London's Brazil Institute, Professor Anthony Pereira, discusses what impact the Rio 2016 Games has had on local communities in the city.

Zika and Rio 2016: What’s the current situation?

Senior Lecturer at King’s International Development Institute, Dr Eduardo J. Gómez, discusses the threat of Zika in the build-up to Rio 2016.

More information on Zika, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016, is available on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website:

How can your teeth affect your performance in sport?

Dr Rebecca Moazzez—Director of the Oral Clinical Research Unit, King’s Dental Institute—discusses how athletes often have poor oral health, something that could affect their performance.

What happens to your mouth when you exercise, and why is saliva so important?

Watch Dr Guy Carpenter, Reader in Oral Biology at King’s College London Dental Institute, discuss in the fourth video on Rio 2016.