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Facts about Rio 2016 Olympics Infographic

  • The 2016 Rio Olympics will take place from August 5 -21 in Rio de Janeiro

  • The opening and the closing ceremony will be hosted in Maracanã Stadium.
  • The events will be held across 33 venues in four districts of Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Barra de Tijuca, Deodoro, and Maracanã.
  • Some of the football competitions will also be held in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Salvador, and São Paulo.

About the Event
  • At least 10,500 athletes from 206 different countries will take part in the Summer Olympics 2016.
  • 306 competitions in 42 different sports will be held over a period of 17 days.
  • The torch relay, which began on April 21 in Olympia (Greece), will travel across Brazil for more than 90 days before finishing in Rio on August 5.
  • Total 301 gold medals are to be won at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio Olympic Tickets
  • 7.5 million tickets, ranging from 40 Brazilian Real ($11.40) to 4,600 Brazilian Real ($1,316), are up for sale.

Event Schedule
Countries to Watch Out for
  • The US is expected to bring more athletes than all the other visiting nations in Rio.
  • In 2012, the American athletes had topped the medal table in 2012 with 46 golds and 104 overall medals.
  • Apart from the US, Russia and China are expected to stay on top of the medal tally.

Rio Olympics in Numbers
  • Around 85,000 soldiers and policemen will be deployed for the event.
  • About 8,000 employees, 85,000 third-party employees, and 45,000 volunteers are working for the Olympic Committee Rio 2016.
  • The total cost likely to be incurred for hosting the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro is 37.6 billion Brazilian Real ($10.75 billion).
  • Organizers will prepare 60,000 meals every day to feed the athletes..

Rio Olympic Mascot and Slogan
  • The mascot for 2016 Olympics is "Vinicius", named after Bossa Nova musician, Vinicius de Moraes. This yellow and blue creature represents Brazilian wildlife and resembles a cat or monkey that can fly.
  • The slogan of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is Viva sua paixão (Live your passion).

Olympic Flag
  • The flag was designed by Pierre de Fredy, a French man. Its five-colored rings represent five main continents: Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa.

2016 Olympic Theme Song
  • The theme song has been titled "The Gods of Olympus Visit Rio de Janeiro".
Interesting Facts
  • It will be the first Olympic Games ever held in South America.
  • Golf will return to Olympics after 112 years.
  • Rugby Sevens makes its debut at the Rio Games.
  • So far, 27 Summer Olympics have been held.
  • For the first time, a team of refugees will be allowed to compete under the Olympic flag.

Last Update on : May 18, 2016

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