Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Yesy Pichardo, Staff Writer

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Starting August 5 through the 21, the 2016 Olympic Games will be held for the first time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
More than 10 thousand athletes will compete from 206 countries all over the globe.
There will be 42 sports that athletes can participate in, ranging from beach volleyball to weightlifting.
All sports will be held across 33 different venues throughout the Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã regions of the city.
Medals will be given out to 136 women, 161 men and nine to teams of both genders. A total of 306 medals will be awarded.
This year there are two new additions: Rugby and Golf. They are coming back after not being part of the Olympics for 90+ years now.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games