2016 Summer Olympics...
A Rio piece of work

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From August 5th to 21st, the 2016 Summer Olympics (Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016) will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Observe the map.

Under the motto of Viva sua Paixão (Live your Passion), it will be the first time that Olympic Games are held in Brazil, and the South American continent as a whole, plus the 2nd time in Latin America after Mexico city in 1968.

Paradoxically, it will also be the first Summer Olympiad to be held in winter time - in the southern hemisphere winter ends on September 20th. Idem for Summer Paralympics, that will occur from September 7th to September 18th, 2016.

The 2016 Summer Olympic programme features 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events. Four neighborhoods of Rio will host the majority of the games, Barra de Tijuca, Copacabana Beach, Maracanã and Deodoro.

Football will be the first sport to start earlier, on August 3rd, 2016. Besides Rio's Maracanã and Engenhão (Estádio Olímpico João Havelange), football matches will alsto take place in Salvador (Arena Fonte Nova), São Paulo (Estádio do Morumbi), Belo Horizonte (Estádio Mineirão) and Brasília (Estádio Nacional de Brasília).


Let's review more in detail Rio's four zones and find out which sport competition will be held in each venue...



Ipanema Beach. Rio, Brazil
Ipanema Beach. Rio, Brazil - ©Alexander Macieira/Riotour

Within this spectacular setting, Rio 2016 summer Olympics and Paralympics games is promising to be a magnificent feast of sports and celebration, for Brazil, South America and the world as a whole.




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