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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

2016 Rio Olympics Facts
Olympic Dates5 - 21 Aug, 2016
Host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
participating Nations206
Athletes participating 10,500 expected
Events 306 in 28 sports
Opening Ceremony 5 August
Closing Ceremony 21 August
Stadium Maracanã Stadium
33 VenuesBarra Zone (Southwestern part of Rio)
Copacabana Zone (Southern Rio)
Maracana Zone (Northern Rio)
Deodoro Zone (Western Rio)
Torch RelayApril 21 - Aug 5, 2016
Total Gold Medals301
Rio Olympic MascotVinicius
Theme Song"The Gods of Olympus Visit Rio de Janeiro"
MottoLive your passion
Tickets Range$662 - $3,045

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The Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics would kick start on August 5, 2016. The Brazilian city of Rio da Janeiro is one of the first South American cities to host the Summer Olympics.

The 17-day mega event, which would culminate on August 21, would witness participation of 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees. Kosovo and South Sudan will take part in the mega event for the first time. In case you don't know, 28 Olympic sports would be featured at the Olympic Summer Games, including golf and rugby sevens. Also, 306 medals would be awarded in the 17-day tournament.

The sporting events will be held at 33 venues in Rio de Janeiro – the host city. Apart from these, the events will also take place at five other cities – Brasilia, Salvador, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and Manaus.

For the opening ceremony, the tickets range from $662 - $3,045. The average ticket price of the games is 70 reals ($17) or less. Reports suggest that seats for 90 to 95 per cent of the venues are full. For ticket updates and alerts, one has to register on the official website of Rio Olympics 2016. Those who are not residents of Brazil, have to buy tickets through authorized resellers. The citizens of the United States and Canada can purchase their tickets through CoSport.

On May 3, 2016, the torch relay will start its journey in the Greek city of Olympia and the flame is expected to arrive in Brazil between 90 and 100 days before the start of the Games. The Brazilian phase will begin in Brasília and culminate in Rio de Janeiro city.

On November 24, 2014, the official mascots of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled. The Olympic mascot is called Vinicius, which has been named after Vinicius de Moraes,a prominent musician. The Paralympic mascot is called Tom. It has been named after Tom Jobim.

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Last updated on May 19, 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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