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Rio Olympics 2016: Schedule, News, Results and Countries

Rio Olympics 2016 Schedule
Written by Naveen Puli

The much anticipated Olympic Games for the Season 2016 officially started in Rio de Janeiro. Check Rio Olympics 2016: Schedule, News, Results and Countries at here. Rio de Janeiro City has been elected as the host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016.Rio Olympics 2016 Schedule

What is Rio Olympics?

According to Wikipedia

The 2016 Summer Olympics are commonly known as Rio 2016, as this competition will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The host city of Rio de Janeiro was announced at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009.

International Olympic Committee has chosen three cities for this mega event. Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: Schedule, News, Results and Countries

The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and these games commonly known as Rio 2016, is a multi-sport major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee.

On October 2nd, 2009 at the 121st IOC Session, IOC announced Rio de Janeiro as the host city. These Olympics games are the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country.

Rio Olympics 2016 Details:

Hosting City & Country : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Officially opened by : Acting President Michel Temer
Total Athletes : 11,000+
Events : 306 in 28 sports
Participating Nations : 206
India In Rio Olympics 2016:

Rio 2016 logoIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that,

Wherever our athletes go, India is visible not only on the ground but in their conduct as well. I am confident that these players will win hearts with their behaviour during the Games. They will introduce the great Indian heritage to the world,
Total Athletes: 124
Participating Events: 70
Total Sports: 15

2016 Rio Olympics Schedule:

 Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony at the Maracanã. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Rio Olympics 2016 games are scheduled to be from August 5thAugust 27th, 2016. Opening ceremony already started at Maracanã Stadium, Brazil with great performances. Visit telegraph to get every moment of RIO OLYMPICS 2016 OPENING CEREMONY.

The cauldron is lit at the Maracanã Rio Olympics 2016

The cauldron is lit at the Maracanã. Photograph Source: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Check the full schedule of the Rio Olympics 2016 at official Rio Website. The closing ceremony of RIO 2016 will take place on the evening of 21 August, Sunday in the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

More than 11000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will participate in this event.

Total 306 sets of medals are available for 28 Olympic sports including golf and rugby sevens, which were added by the International Olympic Committee(IOC) in 2009.


Source: Rio 2016 Official

All events will take place in the eighteen venues, seven temporary venues, and nine newly constructed venues. Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã these cities will host these games.

The largest venue at the games concerning seating capacity is the Maracanã Stadium, officially known as Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium.

The athletes’ village of Rio 2016 is claimed to become the largest in the history of Olympics. Fittings will include about 80,000 chairs, 70,000 tables, 29,000 mattresses, 60,000 clothes hangers, 6,000 television sets and 10,000 smartphones.

Click below link to get 2016 Rio Olympics Full Schedule PDF.
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Naveen Puli

Naveen is a CEO and Founder of Effective Information. Also, he is a Blogger, Freelance Writer, Graphic Designer, and Internet Marketer. Passionate about his work, always trying to learn new things and implement them in a proper way.