The 2016 Rio Olympics printable schedule of events is released and available for you to download and print as desired. The XXXI Olympiad will kick off with the Olympics Opening Ceremonies scheduled to take place on August 5th, 2016. The Games will run through the Closing Ceremony that will occur on August 21st and will be held in Rio. There will be a total of 33 sporting venues in the primary host city along with events taking place in Manaus, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, and Brasília. The 2016 Summer Olympics will see more than 10,000 athletes participating in the 2016 Games. If you would like to check out the schedules of the other sporting events being held at the Rio Games, we have them posted here as well as how to watch the Olympics both online and on TV throughout most of the world here. Enjoy!
When will the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony Take Place?
The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 5th, 2016 in the Maracanã stadium in Rio. For fans watching the action of the 2016 Rio Games in the United States, the opening ceremony will be shown on a one hour delay in order for the major networks to add their desired production effects and commentary.
What Sporting Events Made the Cut for the Rio Games?
The 2016 Rio Games will feature a total of 28 sports consisting of 41 disciplines and 306 total events. For the 2016 Games, the better known sports include: Aquatics: Diving, Swimming, and Synchronized swimming, Water polo, Archery, badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing Slalom, Cycling BMX, Mountain biking, Equestrian Dressage , Fencing, Field hockey, Football (soccer for American fans),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 Wrestling.
What Time Zone are the Brazil Games being Played in?
The 2016 Rio Games are being played three hours behind Zulu time, or one hour ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. There are a number of events planned to start late into the evening during the games that will result in many teams doing specific training regimes to have their athletes conditioned to compete at starting times as late as 10:30PM in the evening as compared to more traditional competition times. Some of these include the swimming finals that will start at 10PM (2200) and some beach volleyball matches that may not commence until as late as midnight on their scheduled days of competition.
When Does the 2016 Rio Closing Ceremony Take Place?
The closing ceremony for the 2016 Rio Games will take place on August 21st. The Ceremony will be held in the Maracanã Stadium.
Printable 2016 Olympic Games Schedule of Events
We have produced an easy to use daily event schedule for Olympic fans to enjoy in both Excel and PDF format. Alternatively, you can also download the official daily competition schedule for the games.