Rio Olympics 2016
Rio Olympics 2016 are also known as the 2016 Summer Olympics, Games of the XXXI Olympiad and Rio 2016. This is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games. It is conducted by the International Olympic Committee being held in Brazil, which are running from 5 August to 21 August 2016.
This time, more than 11,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees are participating. Kosovo and South Sudan are taking part for the first time. It includes 306 sets of medals along with 28 Olympic sports including golf and rugby sevens which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009.
Important things related to Rio Olympic 2016
1 Host City Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Nations Participating 206
3 Athletes Participating 11,000+
4 Events 306 in 28 Sports
5 Opening Ceremony 5 August 2016
6 Closing Ceremony 21 August 2016
7 Officially Opened by Acting President Michel Temer
8 Athlete’s Oath Robert Scheidt
9 Judge’s Oath Martinho Nobre
10 Stadium Maracana Stadium
Following is the list of Sports in Rio Olympic 2016:
Archery is the sport and skill of using a bow to propel arrows. A person who participates in archery is called an archer or a bowman. And hence, anyone who is fond of an expert at archery is called a toxophilite.
Athletic is a term used in the sports of running like road running, track running and cross country running. It is a game or a sport that is based upon physical competition. Therefore, Athletics is one of the sports in the Rio Olympics 2016.
Badminton is a racquet sport which is played using racquets which are used to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Furthermore, it is played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach and formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court.
Boxing is a combat sport and martial art in which two people wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other in a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Thus, watching Olympics 2016 should be one of the must-do tasks in the fans to-do-list.
Cycling – Road
Road cycling is an activity which is most commonly performed on a bicycle. Because there are many types of bicycles that are used on the roads which include utility bicycles, racing, touring,recumbents and BMX, so we have cycling as one of the games in Olympics.
To cut short, Olympics 2016 is a great start to the sports events. One can either be in front of the television or search it on the internet to view it. It is liked by almost every person in the world. Rio Olympics tickets can be bought online by going to www.rio2016.com/tickets website. Enjoy watching Olympics 2016 with your family!
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