2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

It’s time for the Olympics to officially begin. This will be the 31st Summer games and there a couple additions to the sports Rugby (sevens) and Golf have been added both of these sports used to be in the Olympics. Rugby last appearing in 1924 and with the Americans as the defending Gold Medalist. Golf on the other hand last appeared in 1904 and the results are a bit skewed as the Americans  taken home 10 of the 13 medals given out. It will be interesting to see if these new sport stick around as we’ve just heard about some new sports joining the 2020 Olympics (baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding).

Rio is the first South American nation to host the Olympics as well as the first time Portuguese is the official language. This year there will be some new nations like Kosovo and South Sudan, as well as a team of refugee competing. The Cauldron for the Olympics won’t be actually at the main Stadium but near the Port. Now the big thing is to decide what Brazilian food to make for these Olympics.


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