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Cycling (BMX) Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Cycling (BMX) at Olympicsis one of the most adventurous cycling events of the world. The event of Cycling (BMX) will be introduced for the very first time in the history of summer Olympics in 2008 Beijing Summer Games. BMX or Bicycle Moto Cross is that version of motocross in which non-motorized cycle is utilized. The bike cycles are used by the participants of BMX Cycling. The diameter of these bike cycles' tires is 20 inches. Most of the frame of the cycle is padded. But, the cycle should not be equipped with any chain guard, any type of bolted on gear or any kickstand. The participants of Cycling (BMX) need to perform any daring kind of move - jumping, freestyle while on their bike cycles.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Nations Participating : 23
  • Number of Athletes : 48
  • Total Events : 2

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Bmx Cycling Schedule

DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 17, 201613:3015:05Cycling BMXMMen's BMX Seeding RunNoOlympic BMX CentreDeodoro
Aug 18, 201613:3015:10Cycling BMXM/FWomen's Seeding Run Men's Quarter-finalsNoOlympic BMX CentreDeodoro
Aug 19, 201613:3016:00Cycling BMXM/FMen's and Women's Semi- finals FinalsYesOlympic BMX CentreDeodoro

This format of sport is quite popular in Japan, Europe, US. This sport is a huge craze among the youngsters throughout the world. A maximum entry of 48 competitors is allowed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the event of Cycling (BMX) in 2008 Beijing Summer Games. Of the 48, the maximum women entry can be 16 while the male entry can be 32. The US BMX cyclists are expected to dominate this sport in Beijing Summer Games. The renowned US BMX cyclists include Donny Robinson, Kyle Bennett, Jill Kintner, Mike Day, Randy Stumpfhauser.

In 2008 Beijing Summer Games, the Cycling (BMX) will be held on August 20 & 21. The IOC expects a huge spectators' response on those days.

Cycling BMX Top Men Medalists

Men Medals
LatviaMaris Strombergs2002
AustraliaSam Willoughby0101
USA Mike Day0101

Cycling BMX Top Women Medalists

FranceAnne-Caroline Chausson1001
ColombiaMariana Pajon1001
New ZealandSarah Walker0101

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Last updated on: August 03, 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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