Last week we saw the history of Olympics and why we have related our Villas in Sarjapur road to sports. This week we will take a look at the Olympics happening this year! Here are a few facts about this year’s Olympics. Up until today, the Summer Olympics have been held 27 times (6 editions in North America, 16 in Europe, 3 in Asia and 2 in Oceania).
This year’s Olympics is to be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Summer Olympic Games 2016 will start on the 5th of August, 2016.
The Summer Olympic Games 2016 will take place from 5th to 21st August in Rio de Janeiro. The opening and the closing ceremony will take place in the Maracanã Stadium. It will be the first Olympic Games ever held in South America. About 10,500 athletes from 205 different countries will take part in the Summer Olympics 2016.
306 competitions in 42 different sports will be held in 17 days. Golf (returning after 112 years) and Rugby (returning after 92 years) will be the “new” sports of the Olympic Games. 7.5 million tickets are available and are already up for sale. Ticket prices range from 40 Brazilian Real (10.89 Euro) to 4,600 Brazilian Real (1,252 Euro).
Until 2016, there will be 45 events held to test the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016. In 2016, there will be 8,000 employees, 85,000 third party employees and 45,000 volunteers working for the Olympic Committee Rio 2016. The slogan of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is Viva sua paixão (Live your passion).