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2016 Summer Olympics fast facts

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Where:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When: August 5 – August 21, 2016
Number of sports: 28
Number of events:
Countries represented
: 146
Athletes in competition: 5,412

Welcome to our countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympics as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil plays host to the XXXI Summer Olympics from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 21, 2016.

Take the Summer Olympics online tour starting with the complete guide to 2016 Summer Olympic sports including information on some the most popular Olympic events -- gymnastics, diving, swimming, and lots more.

Flying to Brazil or just wished you could? Check out travel guides to get you up to speed on Rio -- the first-ever South American city to host the Summer Olympic games.

For armchair Olympic fans, there are related ideas for hosting a fun Summer Olympics party theme and, for trivia buffs, Summer Olympic trivia and fun facts.

Ready...set.... Let the games begin.


Rio carnivalRio de Janeiro Travel Guide

Check out our guide to getting there - and getting around - with info on the party atmosphere when Rio plays host to the 2016 Summer Games. Plus more must-see tourist attractions to check out as you travel to your favorite Summer Olympic venues ....

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2016 Summer Olympics Fun Facts & Trivia

Who are the official Olympic mascots in 2016? Which country has hosted the Summer Games the most? With more and more fun facts to get you in shape for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Trivia Games ....

Rio Summer Olympics Party Ideas

Olympics Party invitaiton ideaStart out with plantain chips and mango salsa, then mix a pitcher of Rio's signature drink -- the rum-inspired caipirinha -- and the sky's the limit! You'll also find how to's and tips on decorations and party game ideas for a memorable Summer Olympic themed party get-together for friends and family ....


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2016 Summer Olympic Sports

olympic archeryOlympic Archery Olympic footballOlympic Football olympic swimmingOlympic Swimming
olympic badmintonOlympic Badminton olympic hockeyOlympic Hockey olympic table tennisOlympic Table Tennis
olympic basketballOlympic Basketball olympic gymnasticsOlympic Gymnastics olympic taekwondoOlympic Taekwondo
olympic boxingOlympic Boxing olympic handballOlympic Handball olympic tennisOlympic Tennis
olympic canoeingOlympic Canoeing olympics judoOlympic Judo olympic athleticsOlympic Track & Field
olympic cyclingOlympic Cycling olympic pentathlonOlympic Pentathlon olympic triathlonOlympic Triathlon
olympic divingOlympic Diving olympic rowingOlympic Rowing olympic volleyballOlympic Volleyball
olympics equestrianOlympic Equestrian olympic shootingOlympic Shooting olympic weightliftingOlympic Weightlifting
olympic fencingOlympic Fencing   olympic wrestlingOlympic Wrestling

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More about the 2016 Summer Olympics around the Web:

Rio 2016 - The official 2016 Summer Olympics guide including ticket information, schedules and venues, sports & athlete profiles, visitor info, news & updates.

The Official Website of the Olympic Movement - Rio 2016 - The International Olympic Committee with news, venues, schedules, the latest stops on the torch relay, and lots more.

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biathlonOlympic biathlon freestyle skiingOlympic freestyle skiing skeletonOlympic skeleton
bobsledOlympic bobsled ice hockeyOlympic hockey ski jumpingOlympic ski jumping
cross country skiingOlympic cross-country lugeOlympic luge snowboardingOlympic snowboard
curlingOlympic curling nordic combinedOlympic Nordic combined speed skatingOlympic speed skating


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