Summer Olympics games in Rio 2016, officially known as the "Games of the XXXI Olympiad", will be an international multi-sport event to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Rio Olympics Games also celebrate and showcase sport, thanks to the city’s stunning setting and a desire to lift event presentation to new heights. At the same time, Rio Olympics 2016 is an opportunity to deliver the broader aspirations for the long-term future of the city, region and country an opportunity to hasten the transformation of Rio de Janeiro into an even greater global city.
The 2016 Olympic Games will take place across 32 venues in Rio. There is a significant time difference between India and Brazil. The New Delhi is 08 hours 30 minutes ahead of Rio. So the events will start in the evening and last until next day morning as per Indian Standard Time.
When is the Opening Ceremony?
The Rio 2016 opening ceremony will be at the world famous football (soccer) Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.
When is the Closing Ceremony?
The Olympics will conclude with a closing ceremony on August 21, 2016.
List of Sports on the Olympic Games in RIO 2016
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Volleyball – Beach, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling.
Rio Olympics 2016 Live Streaming
TV listings: India: Star Sports network. Brazil: SporTV, Globo and Fox Sports. UK: BBC One. USA: NBC. Canada: CBC, TSN and RDS. Australia: Channel 7, 7Two and 7Mate. South America: ESPN. Germany: ZDF and ARD. France: Canal+. Europe: Sportfive. China: CCTV. Malaysia: Hypp TV and Astro. Singapore: Fox. Middle East and North Africa: Bein Sports. South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport.
Rio Olympic 2016 Venues
Venues of the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics will be located in four geographically segregated Olympic areas of Rio de Janeiro: Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã. Additionaly, four venues outside Rio will host football events, in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador and São Paulo.
Rio Olympic 2016 Schedule and Time Table