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.
- 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 women’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.