Rio 2016 Summer Olympics an Overview

Rio 2016 2016 Summer Olympics The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. A total of 10,500 athletes from 205 countries will be in action in the biggest sports event on planet. During 17 days a total of 306 medal events of which 161 will be for men, 136 for women and 9 mixed will be played.

2016 olympics 2016 Summer Olympics A total of 42 sports events will be contested including; Archery, Artistic Gymnastics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, BMX Cycling, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Equestrian Dressage, Equestrian Eventing, Equestrian Jumping, Diving, Fencing, Football, Freestyle Wrestling, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Golf, Gymnastics (Trampoline), Handball, Hockey, Judo, Marathon Swimming, Modern Pentathlon, Mountain Bike, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Road Cycling, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Shooting, Table Tennis, Synchronized Swimming, Track Cycling, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volley Ball, Water Polo,and Weightlifting. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will demonstrate two new sports; Rugby after 92 years and Golf after 112 years. 2016 Summer Olympics are the first ever Olympics hosted by South America. Four regions of the multicolored capital of Brazil have been specified as venues for the 2016 summer Olympics.

Winning a medal at Olympics for his country is the biggest dream every athlete can wish for. So far the top Olympic medalists stand as under;

Top 10 Olympic Medal Winner Athletes

No. Athlete Country Sport Medals
01 Michael Phelps USA Swimming 22
02 Larisa Latynina Soviet Union Gymnastics 18
03 Nikolai Andrianov Soviet Union Gymnastics 15
04 Edoardo Mangiarotti Italy Fencing 13
04 Boris Shakhlin Soviet Union Gymnastics 13
04 Takashi Ono Japan Gymnastics 13
07 Paavo Nurmi Finland Athletics 12
07 Birgit Fischer Germany Canoeing 12
07 Sawao Kato Japan Gymnastics 12
07 Jenny Thompson USA Swimming 12

Following 2016 summer Olympics the 2016 Paralympics games will also held from 7 September 2016 in the same city. A total of 23 sports will be played for 528 medal events at Paralympics 2016.As in past years, the 2016 Summer Paralympics will share most of its venues with the Olympics. Barra da Tijuca will host most of the venues of the Games; the rest will be located in Copacabana Beach, Maracanã and Deodoro.