Rio Olympics Games 2016 - At A Glance

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The 2016 Rio Olympics were declared closed on today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, following a ceremony which culminated in the handover of the Olympic flag to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The 2016 Games, which were the first to be held in South America, saw 11,000 athletes from 207 National Olympic Committees compete for 306 sets of medals. Today we are presenting a short note on Rio Olympic Games 2016.

Rio Olympics Games 2016 - At A Glance

  • Edition: 31st
  • Opening Ceremony:  5th August, 2016
  • Closing Ceremony: 22nd August, 2016
  • Theme: World Peace and Environment
  • Motto: A New World
  • Mascot: Vinicius
  • Total Participating Nations: 207
  • Total Events: 306
  • Total Sports Category: 28
  • 1st Time Participating Country: Kosovo, South Sudan
  • New Sports Event: Golf, Rugby
  • Headquarter of International Olympic Committee (IOC): Lausanne, Switzerland
  • President of International Olympic Committee (IOC): Thomas Bach
  • 1st Indian Women Member: Nita Ambani
  • India's Flag-bearer at Opening Ceremony: Abhinav Bindra
  • India's Flag-bearer at Closing Ceremony: Sakshi Malik
  • Number of Indian Athletes: 117
  • Largest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics: USA (554 athletes)
  • Smallest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics: South Pacific Nation of Tuvalu (1 athletes)
  • 1st Gold Medal at Rio Olympic: Virginia Thrasher (Women's 10 meter air rifle, USA)
  • 1st Indian Medalist at Rio: Sakshi Malik (Bronze, 58 Kg Freestyle Wrestling)
  • 2nd Indian Medalist at Rio: P. V. Sindhu (Silver, Women's Single Badminton)
  • Highest Individual Medal: Michael Phelps (6 Medals: Gold- 5, Silver-1, USA)
  • Youngest Gold Medal: Ren Qian (15-Year Old, Women's 10m Platform Diving Event)
  • Youngest athlete of 2016 Rio Olympics: Meet Gaurika Singh (13-Year Old, Swimmer, Nepal)
  • Next Olympic Venue: Tokyo, 2020
  • Headquarter of Indian Olympic Association (IOA): New Delhi
  • President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA): Narayana Ramachandran
  • General Secretary of Indian Olympic Association (IOA): Rajeev Mehta
  • Opening & Closing Ceremony: Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Medal Standings of Rio Olympic 2016


Ranking
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1
USA
46
37
38
121
2
Great Britain
27
23
17
67
3
China
26
18
26
70
4
Russia
19
18
19
56
5
Germany
17
10
15
42
6
Japan
12
8
21
41
7
France
10
18
14
42
8
South Korea
9
3
9
21
9
Italy
8
12
9
28
10
Australia
8
11
10
29
67
India
0
1
1
2

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