2016 Summer Olympics

"2016 Olympics" redirects here. For the Winter Youth Olympics, see 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. "Rio 2016" redirects here. For the 2016 Paralympics Games, see 2016 Summer Paralympics. Games of the XXXI Olympiad Official logo of the 2016 Summer Olympics. For more details, see section "Logo" below. Host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Motto Live your passion (Portuguese: Viva sua paixao) Events 306 in 28 sports Opening ceremony August 5 Closing ceremony August 21 Stadium Maracana Stadium Part of a series on 2016 Summer Olympics[show] The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olimpicos de Verao de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Jogos da XXXI Olimpiada), is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host city of the Games will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as announced at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. They are scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016, making them the first Summer Olympics to be held during the host city's wintertime. There will be 30 competition venues mainly in Barra da Tijuca, but also in three other zones: Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracana. It will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event, and al

o the first time a Lusophone country hosts the event.[1] The 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session was held on October 19, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark, during which Rio de Janeiro was selected as the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] The city of Copenhagen was chosen on February 8, 2006 by the 118th IOC Session held in Turin, Italy to stage the 13th Olympic Congress, together with the meetings of the Executive Board and the 121st IOC Session.[1] The other candidates were Athens (Greece), Busan (South Korea), Cairo (Egypt), Riga (Latvia), Singapore (Singapore), Taipei (Chinese Taipei).[1] Convened on the initiative of President Jacques Rogge, the 13th Olympic Congress brought together all the constituent parties of the Olympic Movement to study and discuss the current functioning of the Movement and define the main development axes for the future.[1] The programme for the meeting was:[2] October 12: Part I of the IOC Session. The 2016 host city was announced on October 2: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). October 35: The Olympic Congress. October 79: Part II of the IOC Session. Elections for IOC President and IOC Members were held, as well as the final vote on the potential inclusion of golf and rugby union (specifically the sevens version) in the 2016 Games. Both sports were approved for the 2016 programme.