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What is Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics

Being held in Rio de Janeiro, Rio Olympics 2016, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international multi-sport event in the custom of the Olympic Games as directed by the International Olympic Committee. Formally, the games were to instigate from 5th August to 21st August 2016, however the first event—the group stage in women’s football—started on 3rd August 2016, two days prior to the opening ceremony.

In this international event, over 11,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), together with the first-time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, are participating. All the sporting events are going on at 33 venues in the host city along with five venues in the cities of São Paulo (Brazil’s largest city), Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, and Brasília (Brazil’s capital).

In addition to this, the Rio Olympic Games will have spanking new robotic technology created by Mark Roberts Motion Control to widen the reach of photographers at different venues. Get organized for the intense excitement of 42 Olympic sport disciplines in one place: 306 spanning over 19 days of competition will yield 136 medals for women, 161 for men and nine mixed medals.

Here is a list of official Rio Olympics sports for 2016:

  • Archery
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Slalom
  • Canoe Sprint
  • Cycling BMX
  • Cycling Mountain Bike
  • Cycling Road
  • Cycling Track
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Marathon Swimming