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Anna van der Breggen: The Olympian cyclist who looks unstoppable at the moment - Sportswallah

The star cyclist of Netherlands, Anna van der Breggen is on a rampage, winning one championship after another. She grabbed the eyeballs of the world after she won the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She has even won Giro Rosa and La Course by Tour de ...

Boudia, Young Earn Medals on Day 3 of Gold Coast Grand Prix - SwimSwam

clinched the bronze medal for Team USA in Friday's women's 10-meter finals, while teammate David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) earned the silver medal in the men's 3-meter in his first competition since the 2016 Summer Olympic Games ...

Why Female Athletes Can't Afford to Ignore the Warning Signs of an Absent or Irregular Cycle - STACK News

Ladies, I know we don't like to talk about "that time" of the month. But here's the truth: Your menstrual cycle DOES impact performance...and that's COMPLETELY NORMAL. We saw this topic front and center in the media at the 2016 Summer Olympics when ...

Ethiopian Marathoner Returns From Self-Imposed Exile - Runner's World

As Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finish line to claim the silver medal in the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics, with millions of people around the world watching, he crossed both arms above his head. The simple gesture may have baffled many ...

15 Deserted Olympic Stadiums To Forever Avoid (And 10 That Didn't Go To Waste) - TheTravel (blog)

The Olympic Games are one of the most popular sporting events around the world, regardless if they are the Summer or Winter edition. Billions of dollars are spent on state of the art facilities, stadiums and complexes to host the games. It has turned ...

Kansas City to host 2019 US Gymnastics Championships at Sprint Center - KMBC Kansas City

Gymnast Laurie Hernandez, who won a gold medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics and appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” hopes to in Kansas City to compete. "There's something beautiful about a full arena, competing, energy of crowd, ready to compete ...

Estero's Brooke Sweat talks more of pairing with Kerri Walsh Jennings for 2020 Olympic bid - Naples Daily News

In this March 22, 2016, file photo, Kerri Walsh Jennings speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Three-time beach Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings has a new partner as she tries to qualify for the 2020 Summer ...

Refugee Olympic Team to compete at Tokyo 2020 - UNHCR

Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, over 200 national teams have vied for glory at the Summer and Winter Games. In 2016, for the first time, a team of refugees competed as well. Ten refugee athletes from four countries came together in Rio de ...

To the surprise of no one, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are going massively over budget - Washington Post

By 2016, an expert panel set up by Tokyo's newly elected governor predicted that the price tag of the 2020 Olympics could exceed $30 billion, a staggering sum exceeded only by the spending for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games ($45 billion) and the 2014 ...

The Great Disrupter: How Kerri Walsh Jennings wants to change beach volleyball - The Mercury News

Walsh Jennings' frustration is borne in statistics that show volleyball as one of the Summer Olympics' more popular sports. It also has among the top participation numbers for American girls and young women. “The sport is so healthy,” Walsh Jennings said.

Professional Boxers at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo - WBN - World Boxing News

First and foremost, this already happened at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. If you by any chance were not aware of this, you might not be the biggest or the best boxing fan. For what it's worth, the 2016 event is well behind us, and the 2020 Summer ...

Russia still considers bidding to host Summer Olympics after 2030 - TASS

VLADIVOSTOK, September 12. /TASS/. Russia considers an opportunity of bidding to host one of the future editions of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Summer Olympic Games, but a relevant decision has not been made as of yet, Russian Sports ...

An ode to the greatness of Simone Biles - The Boston Globe

It was the fact that the only member of the Final Five who captured the women's team all-around title for the US at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil still competing was a perfect 5 for 5 at nationals, also sweeping the top spots in the vault, balance ...

After unforgettable Rio performance, here are 20 potential Indiana Olympians for 2020 - Indianapolis Star

In two years (Aug. 9), the Olympic Games will hold the closing ceremony. How many Indiana athletes will leave Tokyo with medals? After 19 medals in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, athletes with Indiana ties could potentially win even more. Here are 20 to watch ...

Kerri Walsh Jennings plans to chase 4th Olympic gold in Tokyo before retiring - The Denver Post

The three-time Olympic gold medalist absolutely expects to go out with another gold around her neck from the 2020 Games after she and partner April Ross wound up with bronze at Rio in 2016, a heartbreaking disappointment that still stings for Walsh ...

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended for use of IV infusion - Las Vegas Review-Journal

In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File). In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United ...

15 Ways the World Cup Is Different from Olympic Soccer - The Cheat Sheet

(This is also what allows the World Cup to host so many games over the span of a month. But more on that in a bit.) Naturally, the Olympics only hosts about half of that, with 16 men's teams and 12 women's teams participating in 2016 Summer Games in ...

Olympic gold medalist in judo Kayla Harrison of Middletown wins MMA debut -

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, a Middletown native who became the first American to win Olympic gold in judo in 2012 - and then defended it at the 2016 Summer Olympics, won her professional mixed-martial arts debut Thursday night ...

Colton From 'The Bachelorette' Dated Aly Raisman & That's Not His Only High Profile Romance - Bustle

In late August 2016, Raisman was coming off from stunning the world at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Her performance in Rio helped the USA Women's Gymnastics Team win team gold medals for two Olympics in a row. She also won two ...

Laurie Hernandez promotes positive body image with clothing line collaboration -

... the clothing line was promoting body positivity — making sure teens and tweens could feel comfortable in their own skin wearing something super-trendy and be happy with who they are," said Hernandez, who won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the ...

The 2016 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the 31st Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

Games of the XXXI Olympiad
A green, gold and blue coloured design, featuring three people joining hands in a circular formation, sits above the words "Rio 2016", written in a stylistic font. The Olympic rings are placed underneath.
Host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Motto A new world
(Portuguese: Um mundo novo)
Nations participating 205
Athletes participating 11,544
Events 306 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony 5 August
Closing ceremony 21 August
Officially opened by
Athlete's Oath
Judge's Oath
Coach's Oath
Olympic Torch
Stadium Maracanã Stadium
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The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the 31st Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

More than 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, took part. With 306 sets of medals, the games featured 28 Olympic sports, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic program in 2009. These sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city, and at five in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.

These were the first Summer Olympic Games under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidency of Thomas Bach. The host city Rio de Janeiro was announced at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009. Rio became the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. These were the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country, the first to be held entirely in the host country's winter, the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.

The lead-up to these Games was marked by controversies, including the instability of the country's federal government; health and safety concerns surrounding the Zika virus and significant pollution in the Guanabara Bay; and a doping scandal involving Russia, which affected the participation of its athletes in the Games.

The United States topped the medal table for the fifth time in the past six Summer Olympics, winning the most golds (46) and most medals overall (121), as well as its 1,000th Olympic gold medal overall. Great Britain finished second and became the first country in the history of the modern Olympics to increase its tally of medals in the subsequent games after being the host nation. China finished third. Host country Brazil won seven gold medals, its most at any single Summer Olympics, finishing in thirteenth place. Fiji, Jordan, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tajikistan, Ivory Coast and Vietnam each won their first gold medals, as did the group of Independent Olympic Athletes (from Kuwait).

Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Full HD Replay | Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Watch all the magic of the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony from the legendary Maracanã Stadium to the world. The perfect Opening for an unforgetable Olympic ...

Men's 100m Final | Rio 2016 Replay

Full replay of the race where Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins gold for the third time in a row in the men's 100m, defeating 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin from ...

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Final | Rio 2016 Replay

USA wins gold in the men's 4x100m medley final and set a new Olympic Record in Michael Phelps' final race. Watch all Swimming Finals from Rio 2016!

Aly Raisman - Floor Exercise - 2016 Olympics All Around

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Men's Archery Individual Gold Medal Match | Rio 2016 Replay

Bonchan Ku wins gold for Korea in the Archery Men's Individual Gold Medal Match. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: Visit the ...

Men's High Jump Final | Rio 2016 Replay

Canada's Derek Drouin wins gold in men's high jump in Rio 2016. Watch the whole competition! Athletics Integrated: Day 11 | Rio 2106: ...