Things You Need To Know About Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games which is termed to be as one of the biggest event in the world to show the courage and strength with world’s best known players. The Olympics, the most leading and international sporting event which featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions in sports.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition which counts more than 200 nations participating in it. The Olympic Games are held once in every four years. The Summer and Winter Games are alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart from each other. The creation to these games was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin which was founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in later 1894. The IOC is the foremost governing body of the Olympic Movements. They do the Olympic Charter by defining its structure and authority.
The basic evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenager athletes.

The Rio 2016, which is the upcoming major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games which will going to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

A very large number of countries are going to participate in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes which are from 206 different National Olympic Committees (NOCs). There will be 306 sets of medals and the games will feature around 28 Olympic sports — which are also including rugby and golf, which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009. These sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of São Paulo which is the Brazil’s largest city, the other cities of Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília (Brazil’s capital), and Manaus are also going to have the honor of having these games in them.
These will be the first Summer Olympic Games which will be conducted under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach. The hosting city of Rio de Janeiro was announced at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009. Rio will become the first South American city to have this hosting honor.

All the events will going to take place at eighteen existing venues eight of which require some redevelopment, but nine new venues are being constructed for the Summer Games, and seven temporary venues which will be removed following the games.
The largest of the stadium which will going to have the largest capacity of seating capacity is the Maracanã Stadium, which is officially known as Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium. The stadium does have the capacity of holding around 74,738 spectators and will serve as the official Olympic Stadium for throughout the Olympics.

The Olympic Flame:

The Olympic flame which was lit at the temple of Hera in Olympia on 21 April 2016, the traditional start of the Greek phase of the torch relay. The torch relay began its Brazilian journey on 3 May at the capital Brasília. The torch relay will visit more than 300 Brazilian cities (including all the 26 states capitals and the Brazilian Federal District), with the last part to be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, lighting the cauldron during the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony on 5 August.
The opening ceremony will take place in the Maracanã Stadium on 5 August 2016.

Sports  Events :
The 2016 Summer Olympic program which is featuring around 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events.

These are given below:

1.Aquatics a. Diving, b. Swimming, c.Synchronized swimming, and d.Water polo.
2. Archery.
3. Athletics.
4. Badminton.
5. Basketball.
6. Boxing.
7. Canoeing.
8. Slalom.
9. Sprint.
10. Cycling: a. BMX, b. Mountain biking, c. Road, d. Track, e. Equestrian, f. Dressage, and g. Eventing
11. Jumping.
12. Fencing.
13. Field hockey.
14. Football.
15. Golf.
16. Gymnastics.
17. Artistic: a. Rhythmic, b. Trampoline and, c. Handball.
18. Judo.
19. Modern pentathlon.
20. Rowing.
21. Rugby sevens.
22. Sailing.
23. Shooting.
24. Table tennis.
25. Taekwondo.
26. Tennis.
27. Triathlon.
28. Volleyball.
29. Beach volleyball.
30. Weightlifting.
31. Wrestling: a. Freestyle and b. Greco-Roman.