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Olympic champ Simone Biles returning to competition July 28 - WTHR

Olympic champ Simone Biles returning to competition July 28. Olympics. In this Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, United States' Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the gymnastics exhibition gala at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, European Union: Your Wednesday Briefing - New York Times

Ballet students on their way to class in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The city hosted the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, but the government has since shut down scores of programs, including a library where the students practiced.CreditDado ...

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 ...

The World Cup And Olympics Are In A League Of Their Own When It Comes To TV Ratings - The18

First, overall TV viewership for the Summer Olympics and the World Cup are on par with each other. According to Statista, 3.6 billion people watched at least part of each of the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups drew a TV ...

Laurie Hernandez Is Returning To Gymnastics With A Determined Focus — EXCLUSIVE - Elite Daily

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Laurie Hernandez won America's hearts with her bubbly personality and epic beam skills, and she went home with a gold in the team competition and silver on the balance beam. The gymnast was 16 years old at the time, ...

Insights from 2016 Olympics: MRI study finds track and field athletes most likely to injure pelvis - Radiology Business

Physicians performed 869 radiological exams in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the 2016 Summer Olympics, finding track and field athletes were the most prone to pelvic muscle injuries of any Olympians, researchers have reported in the European Journal ...

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 ...

Slideshow: The United States women's volleyball roster - Lincoln Journal Star

Position: Middle blocker. Hometown: Burnsville, Minnesota. College: Minnesota. Pro team: Pro Victoria Pallavolo (Italy). Olympic experience: None. Height: 6-4. Age: 25. Of note: She was a contender for a roster spot for the 2016 Olympic team before ...

2016 Olympic Training Pool Finds New Home in Bahia, Salvador, Brazil - SwimSwam

Fulfilling one of the promises of the legacies of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the Olympic pools from the Rio Games was moved to its new home in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. The Myrtha-built pool is part of the new ...

Eight Cameroon athletes reported missing at Commonwealth Games - ITV News

Cameroon weightlifter Arcangeline Sonkbou Fouodji - seen here at the 2016 Summer Olympics - has gone missing at the Commonwealth Games. Credit: AP. Eight athletes representing Cameroon at the Commonwealth Games have been reported missing to ...

Olympic champion Simone Biles back on US national gymnastics team - WTHR

In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, United States gymnast Simone Biles displays her gold medal for floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File). The Associated Press.

Military Sports Medicine Doctors Support Olympic Athletes - Department of Defense

(Dr.) David Haight – all alumni of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at USU -- worked behind the scenes to care for those competing for medals during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Haight and fellow alum Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Peter ...

Brazilian police issue arrest warrants in Rio 2016 federal probe - CNN

(CNN) A stadium built for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics had construction prices inflated by as much as $140 million, Brazilian Federal Police announced on Monday. Seven arrest warrants were issued as part of the investigation into ...

MRI wins gold at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio - Health Imaging

Up against 11,000 athletes from 206 countries, MRI won gold as the most popular imaging modality at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In a study published online on Feb. 26 in Radiology, rearchers from the Quantitative Imaging Center at ...

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Everything you need to know -

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games officially over, here's a preview of 20 things to expect at the next Olympics, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. 1. While this is the third time the Japanese capital has been awarded the ...

Why (almost) no one wants to host the Olympics anymore - Vox

Pyeongchang, South Korea, built a brand new Olympic stadium to host the Winter Games this year. The 35,000-seat stadium cost $109 million to build. And it will be used just four times before it's demolished. The cost of the stadium will come out to an ...

South Korea built a $109 million Olympic stadium just to eventually tear it down - Markets Insider

Just six months after the 2016 Summer Olympics ended in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic Village had already turned into a ghost town, and most of the venues laid abandoned. According to the Olympic Public Authority, Brazil spent $2.1 billion on Olympic ...

The Biggest Fix in Olympics History - Daily Beast

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, South Korea's Park Si-hun “beat” Jones in a 3-2 decision to win the light-middleweight gold medal—thanks to three judges who, by all accounts, were bought off. The scandal, widely ..... Reached by ...

In a World Striving To Cut Carbon Emissions, Do the Olympics Make Sense? - Smithsonian

But in a world where reducing carbon emissions is an overriding priority, is there still room for the Olympics? Staging the Olympics comes with a huge environmental footprint. Flying an estimated 28,500 athletes and staff to Brazil for the 2016 Summer ...

Why the Winter Olympics Has Less Doping Than the Summer Olympics - Gizmodo

Russia was banned from competing in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, a sweeping punishment for its brazen state-sponsored doping program, exposed in 2016. But even with the added scrutiny of athletes in 2018, the percentage of athletes using ...

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).