Barbados Olympic Association Inc.

Akela Jones competing in Heptathlon at Rio 2016 for Barbados

About Rio 2016 Olympics

Fast Facts

Host Nation

Brazil

Year

2016

Duration

August 5 - 21, 2016

Events

16

Athletes

16

Sports

Swimming
Track & Field
Lawn Tennis
Shooting
Triathlon

Game Summary

The competition venues were clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes could reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent could do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, eight underwent some permanent works, seven were totally temporary and nine were constructed as permanent legacy venues.

The Rio Games also celebrated and showcased sport, thanks to the city’s stunning setting and a desire to lift event presentation to new heights. At the same time, Rio 2016 was an opportunity to deliver the broader aspirations for the long-term future of the city, region and country – an opportunity to hasten the transformation of Rio de Janeiro into an even greater global city.

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Rio 2016 Schedule

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