2016 Summer Olympics

Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Host cityRio de Janeiro, Brazil
MottoLive your passion
(Portuguese: Viva sua paixão)
Nations participating207
Athletes participating11,238
Events306 in 28 sports
Opening ceremonyAugust 5
Closing ceremonyAugust 21
Officially opened byVice President Michel Temer
StadiumMaracanã Stadium

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad was a major international sport and cultural event from 5 August 2016, to 21 August. The host city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games was also held in the same city and organized by the same organizing committee.

Possible host cities

Map showing location of cities bidding for the Games (click on the map to see more detail)

The bidding process for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games began on May 16, 2007.[2] Each city had to submit an initial application to the IOC before September 13, 2007, saying they plan to make a bid. Completed official bids were submitted by each applicant city by January 14, 2008. The final candidate cities were shortlisted in June 2008, and the final selection was made by the full IOC membership, on October 2, 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.[3]




Applicant cities

In June 2008, these cities were not chosen to continue:



Other Languages
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Летнія Алімпійскія гульні 2016 году
føroyskt: Summar-OL 2016
Bahasa Indonesia: Olimpiade Musim Panas 2016
norsk nynorsk: Sommar-OL 2016
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Yozgi Olimpiada oʻyinlari 2016
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Olimpijada 2016