2016 Summer Olympics

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Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Rio 2016 logo.svg
Official logo of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Motto Live your passion
(Portuguese: Viva sua paixão)

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad was a major international sport and cultural event from 5 August 2016, to 21 August. The host city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games was also held in the same city and organized by the same organizing committee.

Possible host cities[change | change source]

Map showing location of cities bidding for the Games (click on the map to see more detail)

The bidding process for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games began on May 16, 2007.[2] Each city had to submit an initial application to the IOC before September 13, 2007, saying they plan to make a bid. Completed official bids were submitted by each applicant city by January 14, 2008. The final candidate cities were shortlisted in June 2008, and the final selection was made by the full IOC membership, on October 2, 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.[3]

Americas

Asia

Europe

Applicant cities[change | change source]

In June 2008, these cities were not chosen to continue:

Asia

Europe

Sports[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Rio wins right to host the 2016 Olympics". 
  2. "2016 Bid Process Launched". International Olympic Committee. 16 May 2007. 
  3. Bellandi, Deanna (2007-05-16). "IOC rules mean change in Chicago's Olympic logo". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 


Olympic rings with white rims.svg Olympic Games
Summer Games: 1896 Athens, 1900 Paris, 1904 St. Louis, 1906 Athens, 1908 London, 1912 Stockholm, (1916 Berlin), 1920 Antwerp, 1924 Paris, 1928 Amsterdam, 1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Berlin, (1940 Tokyo), (1944 London), 1948 London, 1952 Helsinki, 1956 Melbourne, 1960 Rome, 1964 Tokyo, 1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich, 1976 Montreal, 1980 Moscow, 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, 2020 Tokyo, 2024 Paris, 2028 Los Angeles
Winter Games: 1924 Chamonix, 1928 St. Moritz, 1932 Lake Placid, 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, (1940 Sapporo), (1944 Cortina d'Ampezzo), 1948 St. Moritz, 1952 Oslo, 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo, 1960 Squaw Valley, 1964 Innsbruck, 1968 Grenoble, 1972 Sapporo, 1976 Innsbruck, 1980 Lake Placid, 1984 Sarajevo, 1988 Calgary, 1992 Albertville, 1994 Lillehammer, 1998 Nagano, 2002 Salt Lake City, 2006 Turin, 2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi, 2018 Pyeongchang, 2022 Beijing, 2026
Rio 2016Pyeongchang 2018Tokyo 2020Beijing 2022Paris 2024Los Angeles 2028

Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games