From 5 August to 21 August 2016, the 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, have taken place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) were scheduled to take part. The 2016 Summer Olympic program features 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events. These will be the first Summer Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach. From 7 September to 18 September 2016, the 2016 Paralympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
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