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.

Quick News from Brazil

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Automobile sales in Brazil fell by 25.59 percent in 2015 in comparison to the previous year, according to the latest data by FENABRAVE (National Federation of Automotive Distributors), despite the encouraging numbers seen in December. For the sector as a whole, including trucks and buses, the annual decline was of 21.85 percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Between November 2015 and April 2016, approximately 565,000 people are expected to be disembarking from cruise ships in Rio de Janeiro. The number is fifteen percent higher compared to the previous summer, when 490,000 tourists arrived on cruise ships.

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