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Boxing Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Boxing at Olympics: Boxing is a combat sport, in which two players of same weight fight each other. The players are allowed to use only their fists during the fight. A boxing match consists of many rounds. The fighter scoring the maximum at the end of the rounds is declared the winner of the match. A fighter can also win the match, if he or she knocks out the opponent

The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 76
  • Number of Athletes : 285
  • Total Events : 13

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Boxing Schedule


The Rio Olympics Boxing Event will start on Saturday 6 August and finish on Sunday 21 August, 2016.
DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 6, 201611:0013:45BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 6, 201617:0019:45BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 7, 201611:0014:00BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 7, 201617:0020:00BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 8, 201611:0013:15BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 8, 201617:0019:15BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 9, 201611:0013:00BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 9, 201617:0019:00BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 10, 201611:0014:00BoxingMMen's Prelims Quarter- finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 10, 201617:0020:00BoxingMMen's Prelims Quarter- finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 11, 201611:0014:00BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 11, 201617:0020:00BoxingMMen's PreliminariesNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 12, 201611:0013:45BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Prelims Quarter-finals Semi-finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 12, 201617:0019:45BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Prelims Quarter-finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 13, 201611:0014:00BoxingMMen's Prelims Quarter- finals Semi-finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 13, 201617:0020:00BoxingMMen's Prelims Quarter-NoRiocentro -Barra
Aug 14, 201611:0014:45BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Prelims Quarter-finals Semis FinalsYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 14, 201617:0020:15BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Pelims Quarter-finals Semi-finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 15, 201611:0013:15BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Prelims Quarter-finals Semi-finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 15, 201617:0019:45BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Prelims Quarter-finals Semis FinalYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 16, 201611:0013:15BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Prelims Quarter-finals Semi-finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 16, 201617:0019:45BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Prelims Quarter-finals Semis FinalYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 17, 201614:0017:00BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Quarter-finals Semi-finals FinalYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 18, 201614:0016:00BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Semi- finals FinalYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 19, 201614:0016:30BoxingM/FMen's and Women's Semi- finals FinalYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 20, 201614:0015:30BoxingM/FMen's and Women's FinalsYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra
Aug 21, 201614:0016:00BoxingM/FMen's and Women's FinalsYesRiocentro - Pavilion 6Barra

during the fight. Boxing is also referred to as Western Boxing, prizefighting or the sweet science.


The origin of boxing can be traced back to the ancient days. The sport was contested in the ancient competitions. Men have been fighting each other in the boxing matches since the historical days. However, women's participation in the sport started more recently in the last half of the twentieth century. To win a boxing match, the boxers have acquired various techniques and strategies. There are numerous moves and punches practiced by the boxers during a match. The World Boxing Association (WBA), the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the International Boxing Organization (IBO) are the governing bodies of the international boxing. Women's International Boxing Federation (WIBF) is the organization, which governs the field of women's boxing at the international level.


Boxing in the Summer Games: Boxing was a sport event contested at the ancient Summer Games. In the modern Olympics, the sport was included in the schedule at the very first 1896 Athens Summer Games. However, on that occasion, the event was dropped from the program by the organizing committee. The game made its debut in the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games. In 1912 Stockholm Games, the sport event was once again excluded from the schedule. Since the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, the event has been contested regularly at the Olympics. Women's boxing was included in the 1904 St. louis Summer Games as a demonstration sport. However, the sport has never been held after the 1904 Games.


Categories of Boxing: According the weight of the players participating in the fights, boxing has been divided in twelve categories. The categories are-

  • Light Flyweight (48 kilogram)
  • Flyweight (51 kilogram)
  • Bantamweight (54 kilogram)
  • Featherweight (57 kilogram)
  • Lightweight (60 kilogram)
  • Light Welterweight (63.5 kilogram)
  • Welterweight (67 kilogram)
  • Light Middleweight (71 kilogram)
  • Middleweight (75 kilogram)
  • Light Heavyweight (81 kilogram)
  • Heavyweight (91 kilogram)
  • Super Heavyweight (more than 91 kilogram)

Rules of Boxing: The World Boxing Association or the WBA has set rules to be followed during boxing matches at the international level. Some of the rules of boxing are-


  • The boxing matches should include twelve rounds, each of three minutes duration. Between two consecutive rounds, an interval of one minute should be given.
  • Scores must be awarded to the fighters at every round.
  • Referee appointed in a match is only authorized to determine a legal knock down.
  • Any fighter, who has suffered three knock outs in a same round, is automatically knocked out of the match.
  • Fighters are not allowed to make any move or punch after the bell is rung at the end of a round.
  • The punches and movements of the fighters, which are considered legal, are clearly mentioned inn the rules and regulations of the sport.
  • Any boxer intentionally punching an unfair blow is readily disqualified from the game.
  • The weight of the gloves used for each weight class is determined by the WBA.
  • Anti-drug test is compulsory fro all participants at the international boxing competitions.

Boxing Top Men Medalists


Men Medals
CountyNameGoldSilverBronzeTotal
CubaTeófilo Steveson3003
HungaryLázló Papp3003
CubaFélix Savón3003


Boxing Top Women Medalists


WomenMedals
CountyNameGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Great BritainNicola Adams1001
IrelandKatie Taylor1001
USA Claressa Shields1001


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Last updated on: August 03, 2016




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