Rio 2016 Olympics – Summer Games in Brazil


Rio Games 2016

Posted Date: 5th October 2015

Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil || Date: 5- 21 August, 2016 Get Adobe Flash player

42 sports, 32 venues and 10,500 athletes from 206 countries- Rio 2016 promises to be the biggest show on Earth. Rio’s plans have always been very ambitious for one of the most awaited sports events in history. As it had been promised earlier, the preparations are going on in full swing for the Summer Olympics that has been scheduled for August 2016.The ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ of Brazil will be hosting the gaming extravaganza from August 5 to 21, soon to be followed by Paralympics from 7 September to 18 September. In the When the event commences next year, there will be 306 medal events in all during a time span of 19 days. In total, the games will be held across 32 competition venues located across four regions of the city. Golf and Rugby make a comeback in the Rio Olympics 2016.

Till date, 27 editions of Olympics Summer Games have been staged. The games evolved sometime around 776 B.C. Later on in the year 1984, International Olympic Committee was founded in the month of June by Pierre de Coubertin. As the tradition has always been, just a few months before games, the Olympic Flame Relay will start in Olympia, Greece wherefrom these games are said to have originated.


In contrast with early tradition of this multi-sporting event, the Summer and Winter games are held every two years now. While the last winter games were held in Sochi in Russia in 2014, the next winter games will be held in Pyeongchang in South Korea from February 9 to 25 in 2018.

Meet the Mascots- Vinicius & Tom!

Vinicius is mixture of all the Brazilian animals that can be found. It is said to reflect the joy when it was being announced that Rio will host next event. It is named after the renowned poet of Bossa Nova.

Tom, on the other hand, has earned this name from musical maestro who has earlier sung songs on Brazilian charm. It is the mascot for Paralympics games and relates to a magical creature that is fusion of plants found in Brazilian forests.

Emblem for 2016 Olympics Games

Passion and Transformation define the essence of Emblem this year as the motto states, ‘Live Your Passion’. The event aims for a passion that unifies all Brazilians to come together for organizing the grand event. Transformation, on the other hand, lies in creating a completely different reality.

A Brief Overview of Ceremonies

Opening ceremony will take place at the classic Maracana Stadium, which is a World famous football stadium, starting at 18.00 BRT. The closing ceremony will take place on 21 August, 2016 amidst much fanfare. The other proceedings to be part of the ceremony include speeches, flag hoisting, parade by athletes of all the participating nations and a mesmerizing display of Brazilian culture to millions of audience across the Globe. The entire event will take place at the under-construction Olympic Park located in Rio’s high-end neighborhood Barra da Tijuca. Amongst the many venues to be structured, the Arena do Futuro will be hosting handball games. The connected Carioca Stadiums will set backdrop for events such as judo, fencing, basketball, etc. The best part about the entire event is grandeur of Rio, rightfully the Brazilian paradise.


For the travelers flocking to city to witness the Summer Olympics 2016, the spare time can be very well spent in the captivating city of Samba that takes pride in its lush mountains, golden beaches and dynamic lifestyle.

A Trip around Rio de Janeiro!

Welcome sunrise at the Copacabana Beach or catch up with youngsters jamming music in park, take a walk down the streets or step out to experience outdoor adventures; the city of Rio de Janeiro gives enough reasons to celebrate life. On a visit here, you can pre-book a car rental for Rio de Janeiro so as to catch a glimpse of the best of attractions here with utmost ease. As per details shared so far by organizing committee, the sports events will be held across Barra, Maracana, Deodoro and Copacabana. So, in accordance with your sporting choices, you can plan an itinerary of places to visit and things to do so as to make the most of your vacation. There are innumerable entertainment options across these gaming zones. It is thus, suggested to rent a car for Rio de Janeiro well in advance to your arrival here.


During games, the city will be jam-packed with visitors and inhabitants alike. Therefore, advance booking will give you flexibility to choose from multiple options such as car model, car rental supplier in Brazil, deals, added benefits, etc which may not otherwise be feasible in case of instant online car hire in Rio de Janeiro.

How Renting a Car for Rio de Janeiro is Beneficial?

Renting a car for Rio de Janeiro online with us entitles you to a series of additional advantages as well, such as- unlimited mileage, liability insurance, booking support, etc. In case of vehicle damage, you get CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) that saves you from paying even a single buck. Hiring a car in general makes commuting hassle-free and you can head to any destination of your choice with utmost comfort.

The Not to be Missed Moments of Rio 2016

If you plan to fly down to Rio next year, then reserve your tickets right away for the opening ceremony. It’s indeed going to be a once in a lifetime experience that will be grander than it ever was.

  • The men’s cycling road race and beach volleyball will take place at the Copacabana beach. The magnificence of this place will blow your mind away.
  • Watch the glorious return of Golf and Rugby, packed with samba-style footwork and fancy costumes. A whole lot of action awaits!
  • Do watch the action live, as World gets to know the fastest man in pool in the late-night session on 12 August 2016 at Olympics Aquatics Stadium.
  • Get ready to be mesmerized by the showmanship of six-time World champion, Usain Bolt once again as he defend the 100m and 200m titles.
  • Football fever caught hold of Brazil ever since the nation was declared as host. And, it can never get better than watching arch rivals Argentina and Brazil fight it out in the game field (As we hope them to be in finale).
  • Sambodromo, the stage of Rio Carnival will be witness to Marathon finish. So, make sure you have the tickets well placed to watch the marathon finish.
  • The significance of Rio 2016 Olympic Games is unparalleled! So, plan a trip to experience the magic happen live!

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