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August 25, 2016

Important Details you should know about 2016 Summer Rio Olympics (Highlights)

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Hi friends.. I am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Rio Olympics completed.. So here I am sharing important details of Olympics.. Happy Readings :)

2016 Summer Rio Olympics
  • Held During : 5th  to 21st August 2016
  • IOC president : Thomas Bach
  • It is 31st Modern Olympics
  • 2016 Rio Olympic cauldron was lit by : Vanderlei de Lima
  • Venue : Rio de Janerio(Brazil)
    • Brazil capital : Brasília
    • Brazil currency : Brazilian real
  • Opening cermony Stadium : Maracanã Stadium
  • Closing cermony Stadium : Maracanã Stadium
  • Official Song of Olympic Torch Relay : Life of a Traveller
  • Official Theme Song : Heart and Soul
  • Motto
    • A new world---rio 2016
    • Inspire a Generation----London 2012
    • One world,One drean------Beijing,2008
  • Theme : World Peace and Environment
  • Mascot : Vinicius (named after musician 'Vinicius de Moraes')
  • Logo : Henri Matisse's painting Dance
  • How many nations participating : 205
  • Events : 306
  • Sports disciplines : 41(total sports---28)
  • The two new sports : Golf and Rugby sevens
  • Total medals : 2102
  • Total athletes : 11544
  • INDIA AT OLYMPICS : 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • India’s flag bearer opening ceremony was : Abhinav Bindra
  • India’s flag bearer closing ceremony was  : Sakshi Malik
  • The official sponsor of Indian contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics : Amul
  • Goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent : 
    • Salman Khan, 
    • A R Rahman, 
    • Sachin Tendulkar 
    • Abhinav Bindra
  • Which indian won historic silver medal in women’s singles badminton : Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (gold---carolin marin)
  • The Indian female wrestler who won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the Olympic Games in Rio-----Sakshi Malik
  • Which state government will confer Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik with Rani Laxmi Bai Award for winning a medal in Rio Olympics : Utter pradesh
  • Name the Indian athlete who has qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase final at Rio : LlitaBbar
  • The following created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre : Dipa karmakar
  • What is the total number of participants in Rio Olympics 2016 from India(including those who failed in doping test) : 124
  • Which Indian wrestler was ousted from the Olympics and slapped with a four-year ban for flunking a dope test after Court of Arbitration  : Narsingh Yadav
  • First gold medal was won by - Ginny Thrasher of USA - 10-meter air rifle event.
  • Majlinda Kelmendi wins Kosovo's first Olympic gold medal
  • Highest Medals : US (121 Medals), Britain 2 nd, China 3rd
  • Highest individual medal in Mens : Phelps(swimming) ----6(5 gold and 1 silver)
  • Highest individual medal in womens : Ledecky katie(swimming) ----5(4 g, 1 s)
  • First time as part in the Olympics Games : Kosovo and South Sudan
  • Largest Olympic team of 2016 Rio Olympics is : The United States (554 athletes)
  • Smallest Olympic team of 2016 Rio Olympics is : Tuvalu (1 athletes)
  • Youngest athlete of 2016 Rio Olympics : Meet Gaurika Singh of Nepal age 13 years 255 days (Swimming)
  • The first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal : Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin(Taekwondo---women's 57 kg)
  • Country team won Mens hockey gold medal : Argentina
  • Country team won Mens Foot ball gold medal : Brazil
  • Who created a world record of 82.29m in women’s hammer throw to win gold at Rio Olympics : Anita Wlodarczyk
  • Who won the gold medal in men’s singles tennis category in Rio 2016 Olympic Games : AndyMurray
  • The Chinese table tennis champion who became the fifth male player to complete the Grand Slam by winning gold medal in Rio Olympics 2016 : Ma Long
  • The following became the first Brazilian to win a Gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics : Judoka Silva
  • The country won the gold in first-ever Olympic Women's Rugby Sevens Championship in Rio de Janeiro : Australia
  • The American swimmer who set a new world record to win gold in the women's 400 metres freestyle at the Rio Olympics : Katie Ledecky
  • The swimmer who became the first swimmer to win four consecutive gold medals in same event : Michael Phelps
  • The person, after whom the mascot name is given in Rio Olympics was famous as : Musician
  • Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra missed a medal in the final of the men's ___m Air Rifle event at Rio Olympics : 10 m
  • Michel Temer is the Acting President of which country : Brazil
  • First transgender model to participates in opening ceremony : Lea T(Brazil)
  • The International Olympic Committee(IOC) has added how many new sports for the 2020 Olympics : 5 (baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing. )
  • The following country has been banned from taking part in Rio Olympics : Russia
  • Which sport will mark its comeback at Rio Olympics after being dropped from the list post 1904 Summer Olympics : Golf
  • The first ever refugee Olympic team will participate in Rio Olympics 2016 under which flag : Olympics Flag
  • IOC President : Thomas Bach
  • IOC Headquarters : Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport Headquarters : Lausanne, Switzerland
  • First Indian woman member of IOC : Nita Ambani
  • Indin Olympic Association Headquarters : New Delhi
  • Indian Olympic association president : Narayana Ramachandran
  • Who got The Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement and is awarded for particularly distinguished contributions to the Olympic Movement : Narayana Ramachandran (IOC President)
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