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.
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;
|02||Larisa Latynina||Soviet Union||Gymnastics||18|
|03||Nikolai Andrianov||Soviet Union||Gymnastics||15|
|04||Boris Shakhlin||Soviet Union||Gymnastics||13|
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.