The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host city of the Games will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, announced at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. The games will open on August 5, 2016 and the closing ceremony will be on August 21, 2016. There will be 35 competition venues mainly in Barra da Tijuca, but also in three other zones: Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã. It will be the first time a South American and Lusophone city will host the event.

Olympic Games in Rio, the biggest sporting event on the planet

Olympic Games in Rio, the biggest sporting event on the planet because it will be 5th - 21st August 2016 in Brazil, bringing together 10 500 athletes from 206 countries. Olympics in Rio will last 17 days, athletes and teams will compete for 306 medals. Golf and rugby are the new Olympic sports. At the Games will participate and 315 horses. Preparation of the 11 million meals will use the 25,000 tennis balls and 8400 balls shuttlecocks, should provide 34,000 beds and 72,000 tables.

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