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Rio Olympics 2016


Official Name : Games of the XXXI Olympiad (31st Modern Olympics)

 Host city : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Motto : A New World

 Held between : 5th to 21st August 2016

 Nations participating : 207 (205 National Olympic Committees + Refugee Olympic Team + Independent Olympic Athletes

 Athletes participating : 11,303 (Highest USA – 554 and Lowest Tuvalu – 1 Athlete)

 Events : 306 in 28 sports in 41 disciplines

 Officially opened by : Vice President Michel Temer (As Acting President)

 IOC President : Thomas Bach

 Olympic Torch lit by : Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima

 Opening and Closing Ceremony Stadium : Maracanã Stadium

 First time entrants : Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team

 Newly added sports : Rugby Sevens and Golf

→ Rio became the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.

 The medals feature Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

→ 27 world records and 91 Olympic records were set in various events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

 Emblem designed by : Tatíl Design

 Official mascot : Vinicius (Named after musician Vinicius de Moraes)

 Logo : Henri Matisse’s painting dance

 Official song : Life of a Traveller

 Theme : World Peace and Environment

 Medal table topper : United States (46 Gold + 37 Silver + 38 Bronze = 121)

 Second : Great Britain (27 Gold + 23 Silver + 17 Bronze = 67)

 Third : China (26 Gold + 18 Silver + 26 Bronze = 70)

 Host country Brazil : 13th place (7 Gold + 6 Silver + 6 Bronze = 19)

 India : 67th place (0 Gold + 1 Silver + 1 Bronze = 2)

 Highest Individual Medal Winner (Men) : Michael Phelps, USA (Swimming) (5 Gold and 1 Silver = 6)

 Highest Individual Medal Winner (Women) : Ledecky Katie, USA (Swimming) (4 Gold and 1 Silver = 5)

 Youngest Athlete : Gaurika Singh of Nepal (Swimming) – 13 years 255 days

 Most decorated Olympian so far : Michael Phelps, USA (23 Gold)

 Usain Bolt, Jamaica did the ‘Triple – Triple’ becoming the first athlete to win 100m, 200m and 4×100 relay titles at three consecutive games.

 Football winners (Men) : Brazil

 Football winners (Women) : Germany

 Tennis Men’s singles : Andy Murray, Great Britain

 Tennis Women’s singles : Monica Puig, Puerto Rico

 Hockey Winners (Men) – Argentina

 Hockey Winners (Women) – Great Britain

 Comeback sport in Olympics : Golf

 2020 Olympics to be held at : Tokyo, Japan

 Newly added sports in 2020 Olympics : 5 (Baseball/ Softball, Climbing, Karate, Skateboarding,  and Surfing)



India at Rio Olympics 2016


 Total athletes : 117 (Including who failed doping test : 124)

 Sport participations : 15 sports

 Flag bearer (opening) : Abhinav Bindra

 Flag bearer (Closing) : Sakshi Malik

 Rank in Medal Table : 67

 Total Medals : 2 (1 Silver + 1 Bronze)

 Silver Medal : P V Sindhu in Badminton Women’s singles (Gold : Carolin Marin)

 Bronze Medal : Sakshi Malik in Wrestling Women’s freestyle 58 kg

 Women’s 3000m steeplechase qualifier : Lalitha Babar

 Aditi Ashok – Golf (Ranked 41)

 First Indian Gymnast to enter Olympic final : Dipa Karmakar

 Indian wrestler who got banned 4 years by CAS : Narsingh Yadav

 Sponsor for Indian contingent : Amul

 Goodwill Ambassadors : Abhinav Bindra, A.R Rahman, Sachin Tendulkar and Salman Khan

 First Indian woman to be member of IOC : Nita Ambani

 Indian Olympic Committee (IOC) Chief : Narayana Ramachandran

 Indian Olympic Committee (IOC) Chief Narayana Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order award for outstanding services to the Olympic movement.

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