The 2016 Olympics games daily event schedule is released along with a printable version that sports fans can use to follow the action during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Also known as Rio 2016, the Olympics are the premiere international multi-sport event that takes place every four years (summer and winter). The Rio Olympics will be held between August 5th and August 21st, 2016 with more than 10,500 athletes planning on participating from a record number of National Olympic Committees. For the first time, South Sudan and Kosovo will be taking place in the games that will feature a total of 28 Olympic Sports that include golf and rugby sevens that were added by the IOC in 2009. There will be a total of 33 venues in the host city and five in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília (Brazil’s capital), and Manaus. If you are interested in all of the 2016 Olympic sports, we have the full list posted here, and the Men’s Basketball schedule as well as the Men’s and Women’s football (soccer) schedule. We have also posted the individual sporting event schedules for fans to enjoy here during the 2016 Games! Enjoy.
When Will the Torch Relay Take Place?
The Olympic Torch relay will start on May 3, 2016. During its travels, the torch relay will go through more than 300 Brazilian cities to include all of the state capitals and the Brazilian Federal District after the Greek Phase of the relay. The relay will start in the nation’s capital and finish in Rio de Janeiro.
When is the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony?
The opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics will take place on August 5th, 2016 in Maracanã Stadium.
What Sports will be Played during the 2016 Olympics?
During the 2016 Olympics, there will be a total of 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events. These events include: Aquatics Diving, Swimming, Synchronized swimming, Water polo, Archery, badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing Slalom, Cycling BMX, Mountain biking, Equestrian Dressage , Fencing, Field hockey, Football (Soccer), Golf, Gymnastics Artistic, Handball, Judo, Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Beach volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling Freestyle, and Greco-Roman to highlight most of the well-known events.
What are the 2016 Olympics Event Times?
The local time for the 2016 Summer Olympics is BRT which is three hours behind Zulu or Greenwich Time. The Olympic planners have placed the swimming finals in the late evening to start at 10:00 PM (2200) and conclude at midnight (0000). There are some beach volleyball matches that will not start until midnight depending on the round during the Olympics. There will also be a total of eight stadium events that will hold morning session finals which will be the first time since the 1988 Olympics. The am session finals in the stadium will be the women’s 10,000m that takes place on Friday August 12th, men’s discus on August 13th, the women’s 3000m steeplechase and hammer throw on August 15th the men’s triple jump and women’s discus on August 16th,men’s 3000m steeplechase on August 17th, and men’s 400m hurdles on August 18th. The 100m finals (men’s) will kickoff at 10:35PM (2235) on August 14th, and the women’s 100M will also start at that time. The 200m final (men) takes place on Thursday, August 18th at 10:30 PM (2230), and the 200m final (women) is scheduled for August 17th at 10:30 PM. The men’s 4 x 100 M relay final will then take place on August 19th at 10:35 PM (2235).
When is the Olympics Closing Ceremony?
The closing ceremony for the 2016 Olympics will take place on August 21, 2016 at Maracanã Stadium.
Get Your Printable 2016 Olympic Games Schedule (Official)
There are a number of locations that you can find printable Olympic games schedules. We believe in pointing our readers to the official source; however and you can go to the Rio 2016 official website to download the daily competition schedule for the games. You can also get the full ticketing and event guide from the Rio 2016 organizers here. As the TV schedule for the 2016 Olympics firms up, we will also post that information for sports fans to use to follow the games.