Rio 2016 by Osha

Next year is the start of the summer Olympics, more commonly known as Rio 2016. 28 amazing sports will be featured in this event. This includes: Sailing, synchronised swimming and 2 new sports: Rugby sevens and kitesurfing.

There are 4 locations for the Olympic sports: Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracana.

Some facts:

  • Altogether, there are 10,500 athletes competing from 205 different countries.
  • This is the first Olympic Games in South America
  • There are 161 men’s events, 139 wrio_2016_olympics_pictograms02omen’s events and 9 mixed.
  • During 17 days there are 306 medal events

Football is the most popular sport in Rio. This is one of the reasons it was a good choice for the FIFA 2014 World Cup.

One Response to “Rio 2016 by Osha”

  1. Ella MasonJune 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    I think that it stinks that there are only 139 women’s events but 161 men’s events. FEMINISM WILL PREVAIL BECAUSE THAT IS SEXIST!!

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