The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics schedule will take place between August 5th and August 21st, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and other locations across Brazil. The games will feature a total of 28 sports and up to 10,000 athletes from 207 countries competing in a variety of events for gold, silver, and bronze medals. New events at the 2016 Games include Golf and Rugby Sevens. The Rio Games will be the first to be held in a Portuguese speaking country, and the first to be held in Latin America since 1968. Of note, even though these are the “Summer” Olympics, it is actually still winter in Brazil. As we have applicable information regarding the various Olympics schedule for your favorite sport, we will have it posted below for you to enjoy. You can also checkout the full, printable Olympic schedule for 2016 here. Enjoy the Games!
Olympic Host Country History and Upcoming Games
1896 marks the year that the modern Olympics first began. Since then, there have been a total of 22 Winter Olympic games held in 19 different cities, and 27 Summer Olympic Games held in a total of 22 different cities. During this timeframe, there were a total of two winter and three summer Olympics cancelled due to war. These include: Berlin (summer) in 1916, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (summer) and Helsinki (winter) in 1940 (WW II), and London (summer) and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy (winter) in 1944 (WWII). The IOC has also since determined that they would no longer count the 1906 Summer Olympics that were held in Athens, Greece as official games even though they were at the time. The 1906 Games are now referred to as the Intercalated Games.
What are the Upcoming Olympic Host Cities?
The IOC typically chooses host cities for the Olympics several years in advance. SO far, the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held at Pyeongchang, Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. When Beijing hosts the 2022 Games, they will become the only city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Throughout the history of the Games, there have only been seven cities to host the Olympics more than one time (officially): Athens (1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics), Paris (1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics), London (1908, 1948 and 2012 Summer Olympics), St. Moritz (1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics), Lake Placid (1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics), Los Angeles (1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics), and Innsbruck (1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics). When the 2020 games are held, Tokyo will also join this list having also hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. Stockholm gets a partial vote as well having hosted the 1912 Summer Games as well as the equestrian events that took place during the 1956 Summer Olympics. The United States has hosted a total of eight Olympic Games which is more than any other country. France has held five, and Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom have each hosted three Games. To date, there has not been an Olympic Games held on the continent of Africa.
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