Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics in Brasil

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics (PT: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016) are a major international multi-sport event that will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), from 5 to 21 August 2016. These sporting events will take place across four regions of the city: Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã.

Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Map of Barra, Maracana, Deodoro, Copacabana

Location – Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games

The opening- and the closing ceremony will take place in the largest football stadium in the world – the Maracana Stadium – with a capacity of about 200,000 spectators.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events – new is rugby sevens and golf, which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009.

Participating nations

Kosovo and South Sudan are expected to debut in the Olympic Games. Due to the European migrant crisis and for other reasons, the IOC will permit athletes to compete as Independent Olympians under the Olympic Flag.

Kuwait was banned in October 2015 for the second time in five years over government interference in the country’s. In November 2015, Russia was provisionally suspended from all international athletic competitions, including the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.


Ticket Price for the Olympic Games in Rio

The ticket prices were will be sold in Brazilian Reals. A total of 7.5 million tickets will be sold.
The Ticket prices range from BRL 40 (round 66 Euros) for many events to BRL 4,600 for the most expensive seats at the opening ceremony. About 3.8 million of these tickets will be available for BRL 70 (23 Euros) or less. The street events such as road cycling, race walk, and the marathon can be watched along their routes for free.

Costs of Olympic Games

The cost of the Olympics in Rio will be about 11.9 billion euros.

The Olympics in London 2012 was about 13 billion euros. From the National Audit Office (UK), the costs were listed as follows:

London 2012 – closing costs






Sports facilities


Olympic Village

Olympic Park and the media center