Rio de Janeiro, Jan 01 (Agencies): The 2016 Olympic Games organizers unveiled the official logo for the event at a glittering celebration New Year's Eve.

The unveiling was staged at the legendary Copacabana beach, where 1.5 million people gathered to celebrate the arrival of the new year.

The logo shows three stylized human forms who are dancing in a circle, connected at hands and feet. The logo was described as an "inspiration for the present and a legacy for the future".

The logo was projected on a screen across from the luxury Copacabana Palace hotel, and was also printed on a huge flag that was rolled out across the human masses.

Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, was present for the ceremony.

The logo was chosen after a competition among 139 Brazilian agencies, which were narrowed down to a final group of eight.