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Sailing Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Sailing at Olympics: sailing is a water sport. The aim of sailing is to control a moving sailing ship or a sail boat. The boats, which are used during sailing, move forward by the power of wind. The force of wind on the sails make the boats propel. Sailing can have many variations like racing, cruising and "day sailing". The sailing races are held in various formats. At the international level, sailing is governed by the International Sailing Federation or the ISAF.


The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 66
  • Number of Athletes : 380
  • Total Events : 10

Rio 2016 Olympics Sailing Schedule


DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 8, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's RacingNoMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 9, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's RacingNoMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 10, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's RacingNoMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 11, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's RacingNoMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 12, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's RacingNoMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 13, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's RacingNoMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 14, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's Racing Medal RaceYesMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 15, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's Racing Medal RaceYesMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 16, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's Racing Medal RaceYesMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 17, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's Medal RaceYesMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana
Aug 18, 201613:0017:30SailingM/FMen's and Women's Medal RaceYesMarina da Gl óriaCopacabana


Sailing in the Summer Games: Sailing was introduced to the Olympic schedule in the 1900 Paris Summer Games. The event has been held regularly at the Olympics. The format of the sailing competition at the Olympics is the fleet racing format. The duration of the races varies between 30 minutes and 75 minutes. The events contested during the Olympic sailing competition are-


  • 470 - Two Person Dinghy for men
  • Laser - One Person Dinghy for men
  • RS:X - Windsurfer for men
  • Star - Keelboat for men
  • 470 - Two Person Dinghy for women
  • Laser Radial - One Person Ding for women
  • RS:X - Windsurfer for women
  • Yngling - Keelboat for women
  • 49er - Skiff Mixed
  • Finn - Heavyweight Dinghy Mixed
  • Tornado - Multihull Mixed

Rules of Sailing: The International Sailing Federation or the ISAF is authorized to set rules for sailing at the international level. Some of the rules followed during the sailing competitions are-


  • The course, where the sailing race should be held, should be properly marked during the race.
  • The boats used in the sailing races, have to be constructed in accordance with the ISAF rules for the equipments of sailing.
  • There are various penalty rules, which are followed during the sailing races at the international level.
  • The boats cannot touch the starting mark before the commencement of the race. They are also not allowed to touch the finishing mark after the race is over.
  • The movements of the boats during the races are determined by the ISAF rulebook.
  • Any person or boat in danger should be assisted by others during the race.
  • Consumption of banned drugs during the race is prohibited.
  • During the race, the boats participating should keep clear from other boats to avoid contact and collision with each other.
  • The rulebook for sailing set by the ISAF specifies the ways, in which the boats can come out of an overlapping position, when there is a contact.
  • Interfering with other boats during the race is considered to be an offence. Such offence is penalized.
  • Making penalty turns during the race, is considered to be a punishable offence.

Medal winners in Sailing: Sweden, Denmark, Brazil, Austria, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Germany and Netherlands are the leading nations in the field of sailing at the international level. Some famous sailors at the international stage of sailing competition are Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb, Christina Otzen, Faustine Lucie Merret, Paul Bert Elvstrom , Ralph Evans , Nikolaos Kaklamanakis , Carlos Espinola , Alessandra Sensini, Yin Jian, Gal Fridman, Nick Dempsey, Ben Ainslie and Mateusz Kusznierewicz.


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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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