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World Pyro Olympics

World Pyro Olympics, or Pyro Olympics, as it is popularly known, is a world championship and an international firework competition. It is an annual event and has the most popular and high profile fireworks companies as the participants. This competition is organized for five consecutive days and attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world, who come to enjoy the beauty, where the dark of the night is lit up by colorful and bright lights.

The World Pyro Olympics is the largest fireworks competition of the world. It is also among the most popular international events. The first World Pyro Olympics was organized in the year December 2005 in Philippines. The country of Philippines also hosted the second edition of the tournament in January 2007. The La Mancha group of Philippines was the host company in both editions of this Olympics of fireworks. The third Pyro Olympics is also to take place in Philippines in January 2008.

The two champions in the first two versions of the competitions were Australia and the United Kingdom respectively. Some of the major teams in the two Pyro Summer Games were as follows:

  • Pyro Studios of Canada
  • Astondoa Piroteknia of Spain
  • Glorious Group of China
  • Show FX of Australia
  • Bright Star Fireworks of Denmark
  • Westcoast Fireworks Ltd. Of the United Kingdom

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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