Rio Olimpic Games - 2016 - Important Notes for All Competitive Exams.

Rio Olimpic Games - 2016 - Important Notes for Competitive Exams.: The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI (31st ) Olympiad and branded as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016. 
  • The two new sports for 2016 Olympic Games are golf and rugby sevens.
  • Total 975 Medals given in this game (Gold-307, Silver-307 Bronze-361)
  • The closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics was held on 21 August 2016 at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Name of the Statium: MaracanĂ£ Stadium
Rio Olimpic Medal List Top 10 
  1. United States - (121 Medals - Including 46 Gold Medal)
  2. Great Britain - (67 Medals - Including 27 Gold Medal)
  3. China - (70 Medals - Including 26 Gold Medal)
  4. Russia - (56 Medals - Including 19 Gold Medal)
  5. Germany - (42 Medals - Including 17 Gold Medal)
  6. Japan - (41 Medals - Including 12 Gold Medal)
  7. France - (42 Medals - Including 10 Gold Medal)
  8. South Korea - (21 Medals - Including 09 Gold Medal)
  9. Italy - (28 Medals - Including 08 Gold Medal)
  10. Australis - (29 Medals - Including 08 Gold Medal)
  • India - 67th Rank (1 Silver and 1 Bronze)
Summer Paralympics - 2016 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
The 2016 Summer Paralympics the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016, making them the first Summer Paralympics to be held during the host city's wintertime. The Official Paralympic emblem/logo was launched on 26 November 2011

Paralympic Games 

Summer 
  • 2012 - London (England)
  • 2016 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • 2020 - Tokyo (Japan)
Winter:
  • 2014 - Sochi (Russia)
  • 2018 - Pyeong Chang (South Koria)
Rio Olimpic Single Line Notes
  • 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: Abhinav Bindra
  • 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

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