Rio 2016: Interesting facts you must know ahead of mega event

Rio Olympics 2016 will be held from Aug 5-21.

Jul 12, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Rio Olympics 2016 will be held from Aug 5-21.


Total events in Rio Olympics

306 events will take place at 37 venues.


Golf back at Olympics

Golf will return to Olympics in Rio 2016 after a gap of 112 years.


Opening ceremony, closing ceremony of Rio Olympics

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at iconic Maracana Stadium which can accomodate 78, 000 people.


Total countries in Rio 2016

206 countries are participating in the coveted event.


Tourism at Rio Olympics 2016

Around 5, 00, 000 tourists are expected to attend the event.


17,000 athletes at Rio 2016

A total of 17, 000 athletes and officials will be a part of the prestigious Games.

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