All You Need to Know About the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
Countdown for the Summer Olympics in Rio has already begun and here’s all you need to know about the mega event. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad are going to be from 5th of August till 21st. More than 10,000 athletes from a record number of different countries are going to compete in amazing sporting events. Also, this time athletes from South Sudan and Kosovo are going to take part in the Games. Athletes are going to compete for 306 sets of medals in 28 different games. 33 venues have been selected for the gaming events to take place in Rio with 5 venues in other cities including Sao Paulo, Salvador, Manaus, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte.
This Olympics is going to be the very first one under the IOC administration of Thomas Bach. Rio de Janeiro was announced as the host city for this Summer Games in 2009, making this Olympics the first to be carried out in a Portuguese speaking nation. Also, it will be the first to be arranged in Latin America after 1968.
Olympic Event Venues
The event venues have been distributed in 4 main zones, Copacabana, Barra, Maracanã and Deodoro which are linked with an excellent transport system that will allow nearly all the athletes to reach the venue in under 10 minutes. Barra will be hosting most of the Olympic and Paralympic events, and in addition to that Barra will be the host to the Olympic Village as well.
This Olympics village is said to become the biggest village in the history of Olympics that will comprise of more than 70,000 tables and seats with around 29,000 sleeping mattresses, thousands of TV sets and smartphones. 18 of the 34 venues are ready for the sporting events while 8 need permanent work, 9 are being developed and 7 will be temporary. This Olympics in Rio will also have a touch of new technology that will broaden the scope for photographers in the stadiums thanks to Mark Roberts innovative Motion Control system.