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Olympics and Paralympic 2016 Rio de Janerio All Details

We know that Summer Olympic and  Paralympic 2016 were scheduled in Rio de Janerio. In every four years of intervals, International Olympic Committee organise these games. 

A New World: Official slogan for Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016

Official Slogan or Tag Line for Rio 2016- A New World

Olympic Sports

Summer Olympic 2016 was held at Rio de Janerio (Brazil) scheduled between 5 August to 21 August. Rio de Janerio is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil, while Capital of Brazil is Brasilia. 

Two New Games Included in Rio 2016 Olympics:
In 2009 IOC (International Olympic committee) decided to add two new games in Olympic 2016-
1. Golf
2. Rugby
The last time Golf was played in Olympic games was in 1904 and Rugby was played in Olympic was in 1924.

(Note-I have ever seen there is a question on this topic in almost all competition exams.)

In Olympic 2016 at Rio total 28 games were included, while in London 2012 Olympic only 26 games were included.
i.e 26 + 2 new games = 28 Games in Rio 2016

List Of Games which were included in Rio 2016
Aquatics (swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo)
Archery
Badminton
Basketball
Boxing
Canoe / Kayak
Cycling
Equestrian
Fencing
Football (soccer)
Golf
Gymnastics
Handball
Hockey
Judo
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting
Table Tennis
Taekwondo
Tennis
Track & Field
Triathlon
Volleyball
Weightlifting
Wrestling

Indian Athletes who Qualified for Rio 2016
Formerly total 120 athletes qualified, but 2 failed in doping test by NADA. 
1. Inderjeet Singh (Shot Put)
2. Narsingh Yadav (Wrestler, Freestyle 74 kg)

Note- Narsingh Yadav was slapped with a four-year ban by Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) for flunking a dope test after World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) challenged the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

Top Rank


  1. USA- 46 Gold + 37 Silver + 38 Silver = 121
  2. Britain- 27 Gold, Total 67
  3. China- 26 Gold, Total 70
  4. Russia- 19 Gold, Total 56

67th India- 1 silver + 1 Branz


India's Performance at Rio
BADMINTON:
  • P V Sindhu secured a silver medal after losing to Carolina Marin in the women’s singles final. PV Sindhu full name is Pusarla Venkata Sindhu.


Full NamePusarla Venkata Sindhu
ProfessionIndian Badminton player
BornJuly 5, 1995 (Hyderabad)
Age (as in 2016)21 Years

WRESTLING:
Full NameSakshi Amlik
ProfessionFree style wresler
BornSep, 3 1992 (Rohatak)
Age (as in 2016)24 Years


GYMNASTICS:
  • Dipa Karmakar finished fourth in Vaults final.


HOCKEY:
  • Men: Lost to Belgium in the quarterfinals.
  • Women: Failed to qualify for the quarterfinals after drawing one and losing four of their league games.


Ambassador and Flag bearer of India
  • Goodwill Ambassador of India- Sachin Tendulkar
  • Flag bearer at Rio 2016Abhinav Bindra (Shooter)
Upcoming Summer Olympic
  • Tokyo- Japan- 2020- Asia

Winter Olympic



  • Sochi- Russia- Europe- 2014
  • Pyeongchang- South Koria- Asia- 2018
  • Beijing- Chian- Asia- 2022

Paralympic Sports

Paralympic Games 2016 is also going on at Rio de Janerio (Brazil) scheduled between 7 September to 18 September. 
"It's really an irony that nobody in India will be able to see a medal winning feat in the Paralympics in Rio," still now India has won 8 medals (2 Gold) in Paralympic Games.
Gocareer team wish "Good Luck" to players of India who are participating in Rio 2016 Olympics.
The Paralympic games also held at every four years of a gap for athletes who are suffering from various disabilities. Just like Olympics 2016 games in Paralympic game also India is going to send the largest delegation of 19 athletes.
The Paralympic is a big platform for athletes with disabilities to show their skills.

Note- Read above details firmly since its very important topic for upcoming exam point of view like IBPS Bank PO/clerk, BOB and BOM. I have to try to cover all important thing about Olympics 2016 which I think is important. However, if there is any mistake in this article please let me tell by commenting or direct me at nitesh@gocareer.in
Olympics and Paralympic 2016 Rio de Janerio All Details Olympics and Paralympic 2016 Rio de Janerio All Details Reviewed by Nitesh chamaria on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Rating: 5
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