Rio Olympics Games 2016 – At A Glance

Rio Olympics Games – 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics Games officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad commonly known as Rio 2016. It is a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016. 11,303 athletes from 207 Nations, With 306 sets of medals, the games featured 28 Olympic sports.

Edition 31st
Opening Ceremony 5th August, 2016
Closing Ceremony 22nd August, 2016
Theme World Peace and Environment
Motto A New World
Mascot Vinicius
Total Participating Nations 207
Total Events 306
Total Sports Category 28
1st Time Participating Country Kosovo, South Sudan
New Sports Event Golf, Rugby
Headquarter of International Olympic Committee Lausanne, Switzerland
President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach
1st Indian Women Member Nita Ambani
India’s Flag bearer at Opening Ceremony Abhinav Bindra
India’s Flag bearer at Closing Ceremony Sakshi Malik
Number of Indian Athletes 117
Largest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics USA (554 athletes)
Smallest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics South Pacific Nation of Tuvalu (1 athletes)
1st Gold Medal at Rio Olympic Virginia Thrasher (Women’s 10 meter air rifle, USA)
1st Indian Medalist at Rio Sakshi Malik (Bronze, 58 Kg Freestyle Wrestling)
2nd Indian Medalist at Rio P. V. Sindhu (Silver, Women’s Single Badminton)
Highest Individual Medal Michael Phelps (6 Medals: Gold- 5, Silver-1, USA)
Youngest Gold Medal Ren Qian (15-Year Old, Women’s 10m Platform Diving Event)
Youngest athlete of 2016 Rio Olympics Meet Gaurika Singh (13-Year Old, Swimmer, Nepal)
Next Olympic Venue Tokyo, 2020
Headquarter of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) New Delhi
President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Narayana Ramachandran
General Secretary of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Rajeev Mehta
Opening & Closing Ceremony Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The top ten listed Nationals by number of gold, silver & bronze medals are listed below. India finished in 67th place with a total of 2 medals (0 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze).
Ranking Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. USA 46 37 38 121
2. Great Britain 27 23 17 67
3. China 26 18 26 70
4. Russia 19 18 19 56
5. Germany 17 10 15 42
6. Japan 12 8 21 41
7. France 10 18 14 42
8. South Korea 9 3 9 21
9. Italy 8 12 9 28
10. Australia 8 11 10 29
67. India 0 1 1 2

Indian Medalists in Rio Olympics Games – 2016

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver P. V. Sindhu Badminton Women’s singles
 Bronze Sakshi Malik Wrestling Women’s freestyle 58 kg

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