2016 Summer Olympics
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Host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Country Brazil
Motto Live your passion

(Portuguese: Viva sua paixão)

Participating nations 109 qualified (205 expected)
Participating athletes 789
Events 306 in 29 sports
Opening ceremony August 5, 2016
Closing ceremony August 21, 2016
Main venue Maracanã Stadium
The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Jogos da XXXI Olimpíada), 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. They are scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016, making these the second Summer Olympics to be held during the host city's winter ( the first was the Sydney 2000 Olympics, whose first week was held during the Southern Hemisphere's winter). There will be 35 competition venues mainly in Barra da Tijuca, but also in three other zones: Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã.

It will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event, the third to host in the Southern Hemisphere (and the first time in a Southern Hemisphere country other than Australia), and also the first time a Portuguese speaking country hosts the event. These will be the first Summer Olympic Games since the Sydney 2000 Olympics not to be held in the host nation's capital city.


Venue Location Sporting Events Capacity
Deodoro Arena Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Fencing 5,000
Olympic Aquatics Stadium Swimming, Synchronized Swimming 18,000
Olympic BMX Center Cycling (BMX) 7,500
Olympic Tennis Center Tennis 18,250
Olympic Training Center - Hall 1 Basketball 16,000
Olympic Training Center - Hall 2 Judo, Taekwondo 10,000
Olympic Training Center - Hall 3 Wrestling 10,000
Olympic Training Center - Hall 4 Handball 12,000
Olympic Whitewater Stadium Canoe/Kayak (slalom) 8,000
João Havelange Stadium Athletics (track and field) 60,000
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Rowing, Canoe/Kayak (sprint) 14,000
Estádio do Maracanã opening and closing ceremonies, Football 90,000
Maracanãzinho Arena Volleyball 12,000
Maria Lenk Aquatic Center Diving, Waterpolo 6,500
Marina da Glória Sailing 10,000
National Equestrian Center Equestrian 14,000
National Shooting Center Shooting 6,850
Rio Olympic Arena (HSBC Arena) Gymnastics 12,000
Rio Olympic Velodrome Cycling (track) 5,000
Riocentro - Pavilion 2 Boxing 9,000

Riocentro - Pavilion 3

Table Tennis 7,000
Riocentro - Pavilion 4 Badminton 6,500
Sambódromo Archery, Athletics (marathon) 36,000
Copacabana Stadium Beach Volleyball 12,000
Deodoro Modern Pentathlon Park Modern Pentathlon 20,000
Flamengo Park Athletics (race walk), Cycling (road) 5,000
Fort Copacabana Marathon Swimming, Traithlon 5,000
Olympic Hockey Center Field Hockey 15,000
Olympic Mountain Bike Park Cycling (mountain bike) 5,000
Riocentro - Pavilion 6 Weightlifting 6,500
Fonte Nova Stadium Salvador, Bahia Football 60,000
Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasilia, Distrito Federal 76,000
Mineirão Stadium Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 74,000
Arena Corinthians São Paulo, São Paulo 48,000
Barra da Tijuca Olympic Village Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Olympic Village -


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