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2016 Summer Olympics Participating Countries

2016 Summer Olympics Participating Countries
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Summer Olympics Participating Countries

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Following claims that Russia operates a state-sponsored doping program, the nation’s track-and-field athletes were initially banned from the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had ruled out the possibility of overturning the suspension of Russia, and a few Russian athletes had been offered the leverage of competing as neutrals at the 2016 Rio Games. After having found evidence of Russian urine samples “altered” across multiple summer and winter Olympic sports from 2011 to August 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had imposed a ban on all Russian competitors for the Rio Games 2016. Later, the IOC declined to issue a comprehensive ban on Russian athletes. The Committee had deferred decisions on the eligibility of Russian athletes to the international federations (IFs) which are responsible for governing each sport that would be featured in Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As per the latest announcement by IOC president Thomas Bach, the committee has set strict criteria which every Russian athlete must meet/fulfill if he/she intends to participate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Games In Numbers
  • Countries Participating: 205
  • 205 Countries have qualified at least one athlete.
  • Two Independent Teams: 10 Refugee Olympic Athletes and one Independent Olympic Athletes
  • Athletes Participating: 11,178 Confirmed
  • Events‎: ‎306
  • Sport Disciplines: 42
  • Venues‎: ‎37
  • Host City - Rio da Janeiro, Brazil
  • Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony‎: ‎Friday, August 5

  • One of the biggest sporting events, the 2016 Summer Olympics got off to a fabulous start on August 5 in Rio da Janeiro in Brazil. As in the previous events, this year too a large number of countries are participating in the event.
    It has been estimated that more than 11,178 athletes and 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are taking part in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Kosovo and South Sudan are participating for the first time. As of August 5, 2016, 205 National Olympic Committees have already qualified at least one athlete for the games. One Independent Olympian has also qualified. The IOC finalized for a specific team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA), 10 have been chosen to form the team. Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands were the first three countries which qualified athletes for the Games. By winning medals in the team event at the FEI World Equestrian Games held in 2014, these countries qualified four athletes each for the team dressage. Furthermore, this is the first time when the IOC is allowing refugees to compete under the Olympic Flag as Independent Olympians.

    The Summer Olympic Games began on August 5 and would be held till August 21, 2016, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. 206 countries are competing in Summer Olympics 2016. South Sudan and Kosovo are participating in the event for the first time.

    Countries Participating in 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
    Participating CountryNo of AthletesParticipating CountryNo of Athletes
    Afghanistan 3Latvia31
    Albania 5 Lebanon 8
    Algeria63 Lesotho 8
    American Samoa 4 Liberia 2
    Andorra 5 Libya 7
    Angola 25 Liechtenstein 3
    Antigua and Barbuda 9Lithuania66
    Argentina212 Luxembourg 10
    Armenia 32 Macedonia 5
    Aruba 7 Madagascar 6
    Australia 416 Malawi 5
    Austria 66 Malaysia 32
    Azerbaijan55 Maldives 4
    Bahamas 32 Mali 6
    Bahrain 35 Malta 7
    Bangladesh 7 Marshall Islands 5
    Barbados 11 Mauritania 2
    Belarus119 Mauritius 12
    Belize 3 Moldova 20
    Benin 6 Monaco 3
    Bermuda 7 Mongolia 42
    Bhutan 2 Montenegro 34
    Bolivia 12 Morocco 49
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 Mozambique 6
    Botswana 10 Myanmar 7
    Brazil (Host)475 Namibia 10
    British Virgin Islands 4 Nauru 2
    Brunei 3 Nepal 7
    Bulgaria 51Netherlands237
    Burkina Faso 5New Zealand209
    Burundi 9 Nicaragua 5
    Cambodia 6 Niger 5
    Cameroon 23 Nigeria 81
    Canada312North Korea31
    Cape Verde 5Norway59
    Cayman Islands 4 Oman 4
    Central African Republic 6 Pakistan 7
    Chad 2 Palau 5
    Chile 41 Palestine 6
    China400 Panama 10
    Chinese Taipei 59 Papua New Guinea 8
    Colombia 144 Paraguay 11
    Comoros 4 Peru 29
    Congo 9 Philippines 12
    Cook Islands 9Poland243
    Costa Rica 10 Portugal 92
    Croatia86 Puerto Rico 42
    Cuba118 Qatar 38
    Cyprus 15 Refugee Olympic Athletes 9
    Czech Republic103Romania98
    DR Congo 4Russia279
    Denmark121 Rwanda 8
    Djibouti 7 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7
    Dominica 2 Saint Lucia 5
    Dominican Republic 27 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4
    Ecuador 37 Samoa 8
    Egypt 123 San Marino 5
    El Salvador 8 São Tomé and Príncipe 3
    Equatorial Guinea 2 Saudi Arabia 9
    Eritrea 12 Senegal 21
    Estonia 42Serbia105
    Ethiopia38 Seychelles 10
    Federated States of Micronesia 6 Sierra Leone 4
    Fiji 51 Singapore 25
    Finland 55 Slovakia 51
    Gabon 6 Solomon Islands 3
    The Gambia 4 Somalia 2
    Georgia 40South Africa135
    Germany420 South Sudan 3
    Ghana 14South Korea203
    Great Britain372Spain302
    Greece 94 Sri Lanka 9
    Grenada 6 Sudan 6
    Guam 5 Suriname 5
    Guatemala 21 Swaziland 2
    Guinea 5Sweden152
    Guinea-Bissau 5Switzerland101
    Guyana 6 Syria 7
    Haiti 10 Tajikistan 7
    Honduras 26 Tanzania 7
    Hong Kong 38Thailand55
    Hungary151 Timor-Leste 3
    Iceland 8 Togo 5
    Independent Olympic Athletes 8 Tonga 7
    India124 Trinidad and Tobago 32
    Indonesia 28 Tunisia 58
    Iraq 22 Turkmenistan 8
    Ireland80 Tuvalu 1
    Israel 48 Uganda 21
    Ivory Coast 12 United Arab Emirates 12
    Jamaica59United States552
    Japan336 Uruguay 17
    Jordan 8 Uzbekistan 69
    Kazakhstan105 Vanuatu 4
    Kenya80 Venezuela 86
    Kiribati 3 Vietnam 23
    Kosovo 8 Virgin Islands 7
    Kuwait 0 Yemen 5
    Kyrgyzstan 18 Zambia 7
    Laos 6Zimbabwe 35

    2016 Rio Paralympics Participating Countries

    The Games In Numbers
  • Countries Participating: 176
  • 165 Countries have qualified at least one athlete.
  • Athletes Participating: 2882 Confirmed
  • Events‎: ‎528
  • Sports‎: ‎23
  • Venue‎: ‎20
  • Paralympics Dates - 7 September to 18 September
  • 2016 Paralympics Participating Countries

    Participating CountryNo of AthletesParticipating CountryNo of Athletes
    Afghanistan  Lesotho 
    Albania  Liberia 
    Algeria  Libya 
    Angola  Lithuania 13
    Argentina 82 Macau 1
    Armenia  Macedonia 2
    Aruba  Madagascar 
    Australia 177 Malawi 
    Austria 26 Malaysia 
    Azerbaijan 1 Mali 
    Bahrain  Malta 
    Belarus 1 Mauritius 
    Belgium 29 Mexico 66
    Benin  Moldova 
    Bermuda  Mongolia 1
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 Montenegro 
    Botswana  Morocco 10
    Brazil 278 Mozambique 
    Bulgaria  Myanmar 
    Burkina Faso  Namibia 10
    Burundi  Nepal 
    Cambodia  Netherlands 114
    Cameroon  New Zealand 27
    Canada 162 Nicaragua 8
    Cape Verde  Niger 
    Central African Republic  Nigeria 
    Chile 14 North Korea 
    China 308 Norway 8
    Colombia 39 Oman 
    Comoros  Pakistan 
    Costa Rica  Palestine 
    Croatia  Panama 
    Cuba 7 Papua New Guinea 
    Cyprus  Peru 
    Czech Republic 1 Philippines 5
    Denmark 1 Poland 1
    DR Congo  Portugal 28
    Dominican Republic  Puerto Rico 
    Ecuador 5 Qatar 
    Egypt  Romania 11
    El Salvador  Rwanda 
    Estonia  Samoa 
    Ethiopia  São Tomé and Príncipe 
    Faroe Islands 1 Saudi Arabia 
    Fiji  Senegal 
    Finland 8 Serbia 2
    France 126 Seychelles 
    Gabon  Sierra Leone 
    The Gambia  Singapore 12
    Georgia  Slovakia 1
    Germany 9 Slovenia 2
    Ghana  South Africa 45
    Great Britain 256 South Korea 11
    Greece 54 South Sudan 
    Guatemala  Spain 127
    Guinea-Bissau  Sri Lanka 5
    Haiti  Sweden 54
    Honduras  Switzerland 21
    Hong Kong 24 Syria 
    Hungary 1 Chinese Taipei 13
    Iceland  Tajikistan 
    India 7 Tanzania 
    Indonesia 9 Thailand 46
    Individual Paralympic Athletes 2 Timor-Leste 
    Iran 95 Tonga 
    Iraq  Trinidad and Tobago 
    Ireland 44 Tunisia 
    Israel 30 Turkey 8
    Italy 94 Turkmenistan 
    Ivory Coast  Uganda 
    Jamaica  Ukraine 16
    Japan 1 United Arab Emirates 3
    Jordan  United States 276
    Kazakhstan  Uruguay 1
    Kenya  Uzbekistan 1
    Kosovo  Venezuela 23
    Kuwait  Vietnam 
    Kyrgyzstan 3 Virgin Islands 
    Laos  Zimbabwe 4
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    Last Updated On : September 06, 2016

    Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

    Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

    In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

    Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


    Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

    French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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