Long waited Rio 2016 is here!

olympics 2016

The summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. It is starting from august 5 to 21, 2016. The statistics say there are total 208 countries participating with 11383 athletes and 311 events.
This is the most massive games you will ever get to see. These Olympics have almost 41 different types of games (you can find the list at
The flames relay will start from the place it was originated i.e. Greece. The flame relay was inspired by Greece only. The Rio 2016 ceremony will be held on August 5, which will take place in the world’s famous soccer stadium Maracana. Athletes will be participating in games likes following.

  1. Swimming
  2. Football
  3. Martial arts
  4. Hockey
  5. Judo
  6. Weightlifting
  7. Wrestling

Let’s look for some highlights of the games:

Brazil team is famous in football and is definitely in the limelight as the Olympics are held in Brazil only. Apparently going against the laws of Olympics Barcelona forwarded Neymar an over age player for the Olympics. Only players under the age 23 are allowed according to the rules.

The Olympics were originally started in Brazil against South Africa. This was done after Iraq played against Denmark earlier. Football is the hottest and demanding game in action right now compared to all other games in Rio 2016.

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The tickets for the opening ceremony were sold for 45-1000 pounds again that depends on the seat. Spectators can see 208 nations walking into the stadium. But obviously Greece will walk in the parade first as it is the traditional home of the Olympics. Later, the nations will parade in alphabetical order like Afghanistan will walk first.

Team GB will be walking on 76th number while US will walk on 64th, Brazil making for the last as the host country. The strong team of refugee athletes, which is made by international Olympic committee first time in the history, A10 will walk 206th number just before Brazil and after Zimbabwe.

The closing ceremony of Olympic will be held on 21 august 2016. The game is held after every four years.  The Olympics are a multi sport event where players all over the globe participate. The game is subdivided in winter and summer games. But this schedule of winter and summer was changed in 1992.  The Last summer Olympics were held in London 2012 and winter games took place in Russia 2014.

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According to the rule the next winter game will be in February 9-25 2018, which will take place in South Korea. The first Olympic game was in 1896 and that was held in Athens.

There are so many games and nations participating in it, find the schedule of your favorite sport and team and keep yourself updated.