Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil When: August 5 – August 21, 2016 Number of sports: 28
Number of events: 306
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.
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 ....
Start 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 ....