2016 Summer Olympics

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Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Rio 2016 logo.svg
Host cityRio de Janeiro, Brazil
MottoA new world
(Portuguese: Um mundo novo)
Events306 in 28 sports (41 disciplines)
Opening5 August
Closing21 August
Opened by
Estádio Olímpico
London 2012 Tokyo 2020
Sochi 2014 PyeongChang 2018

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]




Applicant cities[change | change source]

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



Sports[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rio 2016".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Rio wins right to host the 2016 Olympics".
  3. "2016 Bid Process Launched". International Olympic Committee. 16 May 2007.
  4. Bellandi, Deanna (2007-05-16). "IOC rules mean change in Chicago's Olympic logo". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-05-19.