For nearly a century, the Olympics have been an international celebration of athletic achievement.
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from August 5th-21st. This year’s games will feature athletes from over 200 countries competing in over 300 events and promises to be one of the most exciting Olympic Games yet!
This post will explore why this is so and what we can all expect to see when we tune in for these incredible competitions.
The Olympics have been an international celebration of athletic achievement since they began in 1896. This year’s games is going to be unlike anything we have seen before.
For nearly a century, the Olympics have been an international celebration of athletic achievement. In the latest installment, held in Rio De Janeiro from August 5th-21st, athletes from over 200 countries will compete in a record of 306 events.
These games promise to be a thrilling competition of the world’s best athletes!
Reasons why this is going to be one of the most exciting Olympic Games ever:
- 1. The games are being held in Rio for the first time since the Brazilian city hosted the Summer Olympics in 2016.
- 2. The Olympics only happen once every four years and this is one of the most anticipated games yet!
- 3. The sports are more exciting than ever with new events such as women’s boxing, skateboarding and surfing added to the slate of 28 summer Olympic sports. These will be able to draw younger audience members and make the games even more exciting.
- 4. There will be 306 events and over 10,500 athletes (compared to 9,500 in London 2012) taking part! Athletes from 206 nations including Kosovo making their first-ever appearance at the Olympics.
- 5. Some of the world’s top athletes such as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, and swimmer Michael Phelps are expected to compete.
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics is the first ever games to be held in South America
This is a monumental occasion not only for the athletes that will be competing, but also for the city of Rio De Janeiro and the entire continent of South America.
The games are set to be an exciting and memorable event for all who attend or watch from afar.
Brazil has been preparing for this event since 2009, and it’s estimated that they will spend $14 billion USD on infrastructure
This is a massive undertaking, and the country is hoping to make a good impression on the rest of the world with a successful games.
There have been some controversies leading up to the Olympics, but overall Brazil is doing everything they can to make sure that the athletes, spectators, and media have a great time!
There are a total of 306 events (including team sports) with 28 new ones added for these games
This will allow the younger audiences to get more engaged in the games and hopefully get them excited about it.
There are 206 participating nations including Kosovo making their first-ever appearance at the Olympics. Over 10,500 athletes will be competing in Rio De Janeiro from August 5th-21st.
Some of the world’s top athletes such as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, and swimmer Michael Phelps are expected to compete at this year’s games.
The opening ceremony took place on Friday evening, August 5th, and featured 3D renderings of Brazil’s history and culture as well as a performance by samba group Parangolé
The ceremony was attended by a number of high-profile guests, including Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach.
The opening ceremony featured 3D renderings of Brazil’s history, culture, environment and accomplishments. The first performance was held by samba group Parangolé. They were followed by a number of other performances which also displayed the country’s culture through song and dance.
The ceremony was meant to symbolize three aspects of Brazilian society: Indigenous People, African Descendants, and European immigrants. Over 10,000 performers took part in the opening ceremony which is about twice the amount from London 2012.
Who is lighting the Olympic cauldron 2016?
The Olympic cauldron will be lit by Brazilian marathoner Vanderlei de Lima. The cauldron was designed by the Rio 2016 organizing committee and is made up of 189 pieces arranged to form a ring. It is 26 feet tall and weighs more than 8,000 pounds., silver or bronze medals. The number after the country indicates
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics are being held in Brazil, the first time that they have ever been hosted by South America.
The cost of hosting this event is estimated to be $14 billion USD and there has been controversy leading up to it such as construction delays and pollution concerns. Despite these challenges, officials hope that their efforts will pay off with a successful games for all involved.
There were 306 events (including team sports) added for this year’s Olympic Games which includes 28 new ones; many athletes who participate may not even realize they’re competing in an Olympic event!
With over 10,000 performers taking part in opening ceremonies alone – twice what was seen at London 2012 – expect everything from song and dance performances to 3D renderings of Brazilian history and culture.