Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Sports

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics is taking place in Rio de Janeiro and other 5 cities in Brazil featuring a total of 28 sports. These 28 sports include 306 events in 41 disciplines. Below is brief summary of each of the all the 28 Rio Summer Olympics Sports. See the complete list of all the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Sports

Aquatics have 4 disciplines: Diving, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo. The Swimming Discipline has the most events; 34, followed by diving with 8 events while synchronized swimming and water polo have two events each. Aquatic is the second most participated sport at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics after Athletics, with a total of 46 events.

Archery at the 2016 Summer Olympics has 4 events which are men and women individual and team events. Athletics is the most popular sport at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics with a total of 47 events for both men and women.

Athletics is the most popular sport at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics with a total of 47 events for both men and women. Athletics is also one of the oldest Olympics sport has made its debut at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. Athletics has also the highest number of participants.

1. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Athletics Schedule for men and women

Badminton at the Olympics in Rio has a total of 5 events that has brought together 172 competitors from 48 nations with majority of the 2016 Summer Olympics competitors coming from Asia.

Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics has brought together 24 nations, with women participating in one event while men are competing in one event.

1. How Basketball will be played at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

2. History of Basketball at the Summer Olympics

Boxing at the Rio 2016 has brought together 250 men from 70 countries while there are 36 women boxers from 19 countries.

Canoeing at the Rio Games has 2 disciplines; Slalom which has 4 events and Sprint which has 12 events. 334 men and women will compete at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Canoeing events at the Olympic Whitewater Stadium; which is the venue for slalom and at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas; the lagoon that will be the venue for Olympics Canoeing sprint events.

Cycling is also one of the most popular sports at the 2016 Summer Olympics going on in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Cycling has 18 events of which 10 are for the track cycling discipline. Due to its diversity, cycling events are taking place in the following 4 venues namely Olympic BMX Center where the 2 events for BMX is taking place, the Mountain Bike Centre is hosting the mountain biking for both men and women, the famous Fort Copacabana and Pontal are featuring the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics road events and finally at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, the Olympics ten track cycling events are taking place.

1. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Cycling Sport Qualified Nations

2. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Track Cycling Schedule

Equestrian at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics is featuring three disciplines: Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. Each of the 3 disciplines has 2 events for both men and women. A total of 43 countries have brought 200 riders who will compete for the 18 medals spots at the Rio Olympics.

Fencing at the 2016 Summer Olympics has 106 men and 106 women who are fighting for the 10 gold medals at the Carioca Arena 3; a venue at the Barra da Tijuca’s Olympic Park. The total 212 fencing competitors are drawn from 48 nations across all five continents.

Field Hockey at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics has 12 men teams and equal number of women teams which means a total of 24 nations has qualified for the Olympics Hockey.

1. Hockey at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Football at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics has a lot of uniqueness compared to the other 2016 Olympics sports. First, it is the only sport that started some days before the official Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony as it started on the 3rd of August while the Games Opening ceremony is on the 5th of August. Secondly it’s the only sport that has 5 venues out of the Game’s official host city; Rio de Janeiro.

Football has brought together 16 men teams and 12 women teams who will compete the following cities Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s Federal Capital; Brasília, Amazonia City of Manus. Besides, Salvador and São Paulo will also host football matches complementing Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana and Estádio Olímpico João Havelange.

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1. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Qualified Women Teams

Golf is back at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, this after it featured last 112 years ago; the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St Lous in the USA state of Missouri. Golf has seen Rio construct a 72-hole course at the Barra da Tijuca’s, Marapendi Natural Reserve. A total of 120 World best golfers from 41 nations will showcase their prowess and they fight for the two coveted gold medals, one for men and the other for women.

Gymnastics at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Games has 3 disciplines:

• Artistic: this has 8 men events and 6 women events all totaling to 14 events.

• The only women Rhythmic 2 events, namely individual and group all round

•Trampoline 2 events which is featuring both men and women.

Handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics has brought together 24 teams with men and women sharing the slots equally. Taking place at the Future Arena located at the Barra da Tijuca’s Olympics Park, the handball events will take a period of 16 days.

Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics has 386 participants drawn from 136 nations participating in 14 events. Men and women are taking parts in this 14 medals sport with each of the events classified according to the weight of the competing judokas.

Modern Pentathlon at the Rio Summer Olympics has brought 72 competitors, of which 36 are women and the rest are men. As the name suggest, modern pentathlon is a sport bringing together five sports and in this Olympics it is featuring the following five sports:

• Aquatics which will involve a 200 m freestyle swimming

• Athletics in the 3.2 km cross-country run,

• Equestrian’s show jumping

• Fencing where the competitors will face off in an épée event

• And pistol shooting Please note this is not the order of the events.

Rowing at the Rio 216 Summer Olympics has 14 events which have brought together 331 men and over 200 women rowers all totaling to 550 competitors from 69 countries. These Rowers are currently fighting for the 14 gold medals at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon venue.

Rugby Sevens, like golf is yet another sport making a comeback at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics after 92 years of absence. Ninety two years ago and at the 1924 Summer Olympics held in France Capital; Paris, it was not the Rugby Sevens that featured but the Rugby Union. Besides, the 1924 rugby did not have women teams. This is different, at the Rio’s Summer Olympics; there are 12 men and 12 women teams.

Sailing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics has brought together 380 sailors who are competing in the following sailing devices; Sailboards, Dinghy, Skiffs and a Multihull. Sailing at the Rio Games has 10 events which has brought together different 66 nationalities for search of the 14 gold medals.

Shooting at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics is featuring 14 events of which men are competing in 9 events while the women are competing 6 out of the total fifteen events. There are 390 shooters from 97 nations who are fighting for medals at the Deodoro’s Olympic Shooting Centre.

Table Tennis at the Rio Summer Olympics has brought 172 players who will fight for medals in the men and women singles and team events. A total of 56 nations have at least sent either six or less players all trying to break the China dominance at the Olympics Table Tennis since its debut at the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics.

1. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Women Table Tennis Schedule

Taekwondo is featuring at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics for the seventh time since it made its debut at the 1988 Olympics held in South Korea. Missing only the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, a total of 32 gold medals have been won and this figure will go up by 8 gold medals that will be shared equally among the 128 players drawn from 63 countries across all continents.

Tennis at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics is different from the Table Tennis mentioned earlier. Tennis has brought the world best players including the USA William Sisters. There are five events and hence five gold medals for each of the winner or winners out of the 172 players from all over the world.

Triathlon at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics is a multi-sport competition just like the Modern Pentathlon. But unlike pentathlon, triathlon has 3 sports involved and these are run of 10 kilometers, a swim of one and half kilometers and 43 kilometer cycling all taking place for 3 days, from the 18th to 20th of August. The completion pities 55 men 55 women, all coming from 38 nations from the world’s five continents.

Volleyball at the Rio Summer Olympics is made of two disciplines. The Beach Volleyball and the Lawn or Pitch Volleyball with each bringing both men and women teams of which 24 men and women teams are participating in the pitch volleyball, while double that number; 24 men and 24 women teams are participating at the Copacabana; Beach Volleyball events.

Weightlifting at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics has brought together 156 men and 104 women from 91 nations across the world. There are 15 vents, which mean 15 gold medals to be won at the Riocentro Pavilion-2; the venue for the 2016 Summer Olympics Weightlifting sport.

Wrestling at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics has 2 disciplines. These two disciplines are Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Freestyle is featuring 12 events, with each events categorized by weight a class, while Greco-Roman is featuring 6 events. Freestyle weight categories starts at 55 Kilograms and ends at 125 Kilograms, while Greco-Roman weight starts at 59 Kilograms and ends at 130 Kilograms for men. For women, Freestyle weight categories starts at 48 Kilograms and ends at 58 Kilograms, while women’s Greco-Roman weight starts at 63 Kilograms and ends at 75 Kilograms Lets meet at Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and have fun.