Current Affairs: Rio Olympics 2016
Host city :Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Motto : A new world
(Portuguese: Um mundo novo)
Nations participating : 207 (including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, took part.)
Athletes participating : 11,303
Total Events : 306 in 28 Sports (including rugby sevens and golf first time )
Opening Ceremony : 5 August
Closing Ceremony : 21 August
Opening & Closing Ceremony: Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
President of International Olympic Committee ( IOC ): Thomas Bach.
President of Indian Olympics Association : Narayana Ramachandran .
Headquarters of IOC : Lausanne, Switzerland .
Motto of IOC : Citius, Altius, Fortius
(Latin: Faster, higher, stronger)
Symbol of IOC : The five interlocking rings, colored blue, yellow, black, green and red on a white field, known as the “Olympic rings”. The rings represent five world continents, Africa, Asia, America, Europe and Oceania.
Mascot of Rio Olympics :
Vinicius (Vinicius, named after Brazilian lyricist Vinicius de Moraes.
Vinicius’s design represents Brazilian wildlife .)
Medal Tally : Current Affairs: Rio Olympics 2016
Rank 1 USA : 46 Gold , Total 121 Medal.
Rank 2 Great Britain : 27 Gold , Total 67.
Rank 3 China : 26 Gold , Total 70
Rank 13 Brazil : 7 Gold ,Total 19.
Rank 67 : India : 1 silver ,1 bronz , Total 2
####India at the Rio Olympics : Current Affairs: Rio Olympics 2016
Total Competitors : 117 in 15 sports.
Flag bearer : Abhinav Bindra (opening)
Sakshi Malik (closing).
1st Indian Medalist at Rio: Sakshi Malik (Bronze, 58 Kg Freestyle Wrestling).
2nd Indian Medalist at Rio: P. V. Sindhu [ Pusarla Venkata Sindhu] (Silver, Women’s Single Badminton).
Spain’s Carolina Marin beat at the badminton final .
Headquarters of Indian Olympic Association (IOA): New Delhi
Highest Individual Medal: Michael Phelps (6 Medals: Gold- 5, Silver-1, USA).
Phelps finished a career that spanned five Olympics with 28 medals, 23 of them gold. No other athlete in any sport has more than nine gold medals.
*Largest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics:USA (554 athletes)
*Smallest Olympic Team of 2016 Rio Olympics: South Pacific Nation of Tuvalu (1 athletes)
*1st Gold Medal at Rio Olympic: Virginia Thrasher (Women’s 10-meter air rifle, USA)
* Dipa Karmakar : The 23-year-old from Tripura, the first woman gymnast ( 2nd Indian after 1964 Olympics ) from India to qualify for the Olympics, ranked the fourth position in the women’s vault finals in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 14. American Simone Biles took the top prize with a final score of 15.966.
Karmakar received a final score of 15.066 for executing one of the most dangerous feats in gymnastics, the Produnova vault. Named after Russia’s Elena Produnova, who first performed it in 1999, the move has been performed successfully by only five people in the world, including Karmakar. It’s considered one of the riskiest routines in the sport, often referred to as the “vault of death.”
*India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a lone athlete (Norman Pritchard) winning two medals- both silver- in athletics. The nation first sent a team to the Summer Olympic Games in 1920,
*Indian athletes have won a total of 28 medals so far, all at the Summer Games.
*At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra won gold in the Men’s 10-metre air rifle event becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.
*2016 Summer Rio Olympics ,The men’s field hockey, Gold Medal winning team: Argentina.
* 2016 2016 Summer Rio Olympics , Football, Gold Medal winning team : Brazil.
* 2016 Summer Rio Olympics, Tennis Gold Medalist : Andy Murray ( Men’s) & Mónica Puig
* Summer Olympics 2020 : The games are planned to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo,Japan.
* Summer Olympics 2024: The games will be held from 2 August to 18 August 2024 in Paris,France.
* Summer Olympics 2028 : The games will be held from 21 July to 6 August in Los Angeles ,USA.
* London Summer Olympics 2012 :
This was India’s most successful Olympics in terms of total medal tally, having won a total of 6 medals (2 silver and 4 bronze), Ranked : 55
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