The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016.
Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.
Theme: World Peace and Environment.
Motto: A New World
1st Time Participating Country: Kosovo, South Sudan
New Sports Event: Golf, Rugby
The sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city.
It was the first Summer Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach.
Rio became the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.
China finished third.
Host country Brazil won seven gold medals.
The United States won its 1,000th Olympic gold medal in this edition.
Largest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics: USA (554 athletes)
Smallest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics: South Pacific Nation of Tuvalu (1 athletes)
Highest Individual Medal: Michael Phelps (6 Medals: Gold- 5, Silver-1, USA)
Youngest athlete of 2016 Rio Olympics: Meet Gaurika Singh (13-Year Old, Swimmer, Nepal)
Youngest Gold Medal: Ren Qian (15-Year Old, Women’s 10m Platform Diving Event)
Headquarter of Indian Olympic Association (IOA): New Delhi
President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA): Narayana Ramachandran
General Secretary of Indian Olympic Association (IOA): Rajeev Mehta
1st Indian Women Member: Nita Ambani
Opening Ceremony Indian Flag-Bearer – Abhinav Bindra.
Closing Ceremony Indian Flag-Bearer – Sakshi Malik
1st Indian Medalist at Rio: Sakshi Malik (Bronze, 58 Kg Freestyle Wrestling)
2nd Indian Medalist at Rio: P. V. Sindhu (Silver, Women’s Single Badminton)
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