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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



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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