2016 Rio Olympics (Dates, Games, Events, Venues) Brazil Sports Updates

Posted by Grace under General Info on July 31, 2016

The 2016 RIO Olympics is the most awaited event this year. The 2016 RIO Olympics will be very exciting because there are other sports was added in the list of sports competitions.The athletes and coaches from different participating countries is preparing for this event.

What will be your predictions for a specific sport events in 2016 RIO Olympics? Do you think 2016 summer Olympics basketball team USA will take home gold medals? I think Klay Thompson will be the top scorer of USA team when they play in 2016 Olympics. His team mates (United States men’s basketball team for 2016 summer olympics roster) are Jimmy Butler (guard) Kevin Durant (forward), DeAndre Jordan (center), Kyle Lowry (g), Harrison Barnes (f), DeMar DeRozan (g), Kyle Irbing (g), DeMarcus Cousins (c), Paul George (f), Draymond Green (f), Carmelo Anthony (f).


In other sports like Football, the country with great player like Cristiano Ronaldo has an advantage. According to IBTimes.co.in, “Renato Sanches and Cristiano Ronaldo will not be seen in the Rio Olympics 2016”. Not good to hear that. I will not watch football game in Olympics 2016.

How to Win on Any Game for 2016 Rio Olympics

There are few days to go before the 2016 Rio Olympics. The preparation of athletes should be enough this time. For athletes and coaches, read the guide on how to win in any sports game. (Checklist)

  • A well-prepared mind, body and soul is a must.
  • Enhance your skills and play intelligently.
  • Give your best as if it is the last game you will play.
  • Claim “winnings” now!
  • Trust God and believe in yourself.

The 2016 RIO Olympics Dates

The 2016 RIO Olympics will start on August 5 until August 21, 2016. To know more about the Olympics Competition Schedule, visit this link.

2016 Rio Olympics

Logo Courtesy: 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 RIO Olympics Sports Events and Venues

The battle for 2016 RIO Olympic medals will take place in 32 venues in Rio de Janeiro, plus five football co-host cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo. [1]

Ceremony in Maracanã
Archery in Sambódromo
Artistic Gymnastics Rio Olympic Arena
Athletics in Pontal
Athletics in Olympic Stadium (Engenhão)
Athletics in Sambódromo
Badminton in Riocentro – Pavilion 4
Basketball in Carioca Arena 1
Basketball in Youth Arena
Beach Volleyball in Beach Volleyball Arena
Boxing in Riocentro – Pavilion 6
Canoe Slalom in Whitewater Stadium
Canoe Sprint in Lagoa Stadium
Cycling BMX in Olympic BMX Centre
Cycling Mountain Bike in Mountain Bike Centre
Cycling Road in Fort Copacabana
Cycling Road in Pontal
Cycling Track in Rio Olympic Velodrome
Diving in Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre
Equestrian in Olympic Equestrian Centre
Fencing in Carioca Arena 3
Football in Amazônia Arena
Football in Corinthians Arena
Football Fonte Nova Arena
Football in Mané Garrincha Stadium
Football in Maracanã
Football Mineirão
Football in Olympic Stadium (Engenhão)
Golf in Olympic Golf Course
Handball in Future Arena
Hockey in Olympic Hockey Centre
Judo in Carioca Arena 2
Marathon Swimming in Fort Copacabana
Modern Pentathlon in Deodoro Aquatics Centre
Modern Pentathlon in Deodoro Stadium
Modern Pentathlon in Youth Arena
Rhythmic Gymnastics in Rio Olympic Arena
Rowing in Lagoa Stadium
Rugby Sevens in Deodoro Stadium
Sailing in Marina da Glória
Shooting in Olympic Shooting Centre
Swimming in Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Synchronised Swimming in Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre
Table Tennis in Riocentro – Pavilion 3
Taekwondo in Carioca Arena 3
Tennis in Olympic Tennis Centre
Trampoline Gymnastics in Rio Olympic Arena
Triathlon in Fort Copacabana
Volleyball in Maracanãzinho
Water Polo in Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre
Water Polo in Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Weightlifting in Riocentro – Pavilion 2
Wrestling in Carioca Arena 2

Source: [1] https://www.rio2016.com/en/venues

2016 RIO Olympics Trivia

How many athletes?
There are more than 10,500 atheletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

Number of sports for the 2016 summer Olympic program? 
In 2016 RIO Olympics, there are 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events.

How many sports events in cycling competition?
There are 4 sports events in cycling competition namely Road Cycling, Track Cycling, BMX and Mountain Biking.

What is the total gold medal events for 2016 RIO Olympics?
There are three hundred six gold medal events.

Who designed the 2016 Summer Olympics?
The official 2016 RIO Olympics logo was designed by the Brazilian agency Tatil Design and it was unveied on December 31, 2010. The logo represents the Brazilian flag that compose of three figures (yellow, green and blue).

Date and Venues of 2016 RIO Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremony
The opening ceremony and closing ceremony will be held at the Maracanã Stadium on August 5, 2016 (Opening) and August 21, 2016 (Closing)

2016 RIO Olympics Gold Medalist (Results)

The results will be posted after this line…..

Brazil and the Brazilian people will get huge benefits from this big sports event like job opportunities, tourism revenue, tickets revenue, etc. If you have questions, comments or just want to say something about 2016 Rio Olympics, leave them in the comment box below. Say Hi and “good luck” to all athletes.

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