The 2016 Rio Olympics are just around the corner, and there is no shortage of reasons to tune in. From Phelps’ possible final swims to Simone Biles‘ impressive gymnastics skills, there are plenty of athletes to watch out for. Here’s a look at some of the events and athletes you won’t want to miss this August.
The 2016 Olympics are just around the corner, and there’s plenty to be excited about. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for in Rio: 1. The return of Michael Phelps.
After taking a break from competitive swimming following the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps is back and ready to make a splash in Rio. He’s already qualified for three individual events – the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, and 200m freestyle – and will likely be a part of the U.S. men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team as well.
2. Simone Biles going for gold. This 19-year-old American gymnast is one of the most dominant athletes in her sport, and she’ll be looking to add Olympic gold medals to her already impressive resume in Rio. She’s expected to compete in both the individual all-around competition as well as the team event, where she’ll hopefully help lead the U.S. women to victory once again.
3. Usain Bolt going for history again. The Jamaican sprinter needs no introduction at this point, but he always manages to amaze with his performances on the biggest stage. In Rio, he’ll be looking to defend his titles in both the 100m and 200m races, as well as anchor Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team – which could give him an unprecedented third straight Olympic gold medal in that event if they manage to win it all again.
4. The debut of rugby sevens at the Olympics. Rugby union has been played at previous Olympics, but rugby sevens – a shorter, faster version of the sport – will make its debut in Rio. With only 15 minutes per half, matches should be fast-paced and exciting, making it definitely worth checking out.
Both men’s and women’s s tournaments will take place, so there’ll be plenty of action to enjoy.
5.. Watching Katie Ledecky swim. Like Michael Phelps, Ledecky is also returning to competition after taking some time off since London 2012. But unlike Phelps, she never really left the spotlight during her hiatus; instead, she won five World Championship titles over the past four years while setting two world records along the way.
Where Can I Watch the 2016 Rio Olympics?
The 2016 Rio Olympics will be broadcast on a variety of networks and platforms. Here is a breakdown of where you can watch the Games:
NBC will be the exclusive home of the Olympics in the United States.
All coverage will be streamed online at NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app. There will also be extensive coverage on the various NBCUniversal channels, including MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Bravo, and more. In Canada, CBC/Radio-Canada is once again the official broadcaster of the Olympics.
Coverage will be available on CBC’s website and through its mobile apps. For viewers in Australia, Seven Network has exclusive rights to air the Rio Games. Live streaming will be available through 7Live.com.au and via Seven’s Olympic Games app.
Those in Europe can tune into Eurosport for comprehensive coverage of the Olympics. In addition to TV broadcasts, Eurosport’s digital platforms—including Eurosport Player—will offer live streaming of events throughout the Games.
What is the 2016 Rio Olympics Theme?
The 2016 Rio Olympics theme is “A New World.” The theme was chosen to reflect the host city’s status as a global center for culture, art, and politics. It also emphasizes the importance of sport in uniting people from all corners of the world.
What Should I Watch on Day 10 of the Olympics?
There are a variety of different events taking place on day 10 of the Olympics, so there is something for everyone to watch. Here is a rundown of some of the most anticipated events taking place: -The men’s 100m final will take place at 9:45pm BST and will feature Usain Bolt as he looks to defend his Olympic title.
-The women’s 400m final will also be held at 9:45pm BST and will see Allyson Felix look to add an Olympic gold medal to her already impressive collection. -In the men’s triple jump, Great Britain’s very own Phillips Idowu will be hoping to secure a podium finish. The final is due to start at 10:05pm BST.
-At 10:35pm BST, the much anticipated women’s 1500m final will take place. This event always produces great drama and this year is likely to be no different with world record holder Genzebe Dibaba in the field.
Did the 2016 Olympics Boost Rio’S Economy?
There is no definitive answer to this question as there are a number of factors that contribute to Rio de Janeiro’s economy. However, the 2016 Olympics were certainly a boost to the city’s economy, with an estimated $11.5 billion being injected into it. This includes investment in infrastructure, such as new roads and railways, as well as the construction of Olympic venues.
It is estimated that around 500,000 jobs were created in total during the lead up to the Games. In the immediate aftermath of the Olympics, there was a spike in tourism to Rio de Janeiro, with many people keen to see first-hand what all the fuss was about. This helped to boost local businesses and put money back into the economy.
There are also long-term benefits from hosting the Olympics. For example, it has put Rio de Janeiro on the map as an international city and has increased its profile globally. This could lead to more investment and business opportunities in future years which would further benefit Rio’s economy.
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2016 Olympic Runners
The 2016 Summer Olympics are just around the corner, and excitement is building for what promises to be a thrilling event. One of the most anticipated aspects of any Olympics is the running events, and this year’s runners are sure to impress. Here’s a look at some of the top contenders in each category:
100m: Usain Bolt (Jamaica) has won gold in both the 100m and 200m at the past two Olympic Games, and he is once again favored to take home the gold in both events. He will be challenged by Justin Gatlin (USA), who has been on a tear lately, winning both the 100m and 200m at last year’s World Championships. 200m: As mentioned above, Usain Bolt is also expected to win gold in this event.
He will be pushed by American sprinter LaShawn Merritt, who has won bronze in both the 100m and 200m at previous Olympics. 400m: The favorite in this event is Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa), who set a world record when he won gold at last year’s World Championships. Also keep an eye on Isaac Makwala (Botswana), who ran a personal best time of 43.93 seconds earlier this year.
800m: David Rudisha (Kenya) is the defending Olympic champion in this event, but he will have his work cut out for him if he wants to repeat as champion. Kenyan teammate Alfred Kipketer ran a faster time than Rudisha earlier this year, so he will be one to watch out for. Elsewhere, Amel Tuka (Bosnia & Herzegovina) also looks strong after setting a European record with his time of 1:42:51 at last year’s World Championships.
2016 Olympics Final
The 2016 Olympics Final was an event that took place on August 21, 2016. It was the culmination of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and it was held at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event saw athletes from all over the world compete in various sporting events, and it was truly a spectacle to behold.
2016 Olympic Winners
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were a record-breaking event. A total of 11,303 athletes from 206 countries competed in 28 sports disciplines. Here is a list of all the winners from the 2016 Olympics:
Archery – Men’s Individual Gold: Ku Bon-chan (South Korea); Silver: Brady Ellison (United States); Bronze: Jean-Charles Valladont (France) Archery – Women’s Individual Gold: Chang Hye-jin (South Korea); Silver: Ki Bo-bae (South Korea); Bronze: Lisa Unruh (Germany) Archery – Men’s Team Gold: South Korea; Silver: United States; Bronze: Italy
Archery – Women’s Team Gold: South Korea; Silver: Russia; Bronze: China Badminton – Men’s Singles Gold: Chen Long (China); Silver : Lin Dan (China); Bronze : Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) Badminton – Women’s Singles Gold : Carolina Marin(Spain) ; Silver : P.V Sindhu(India) ; Bronze Nozomi Okuhara(Japan)
Badminton – Men’s Doubles Gold : Fu Haifeng & Zhang Nan(China) ; Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan(Indonesia) ; Takeshi Kamura & Keigo Sonoda(Japan). Badminton – Women’s Doubles Gold : Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi(Japan);Silver Huang Dongping & Li Yinhui(China), Luo Ying & Luo Yu ,Christinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl Denmark Badminton – Mixed Doubles Gold Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir Indonesia; Chan Peng Soon Malaysia& Goh Liu Ying Malaysia; Xu Chen China& Ma Jin China
Basketball Men’s Basketball USA 96 – 66 Serbia Women’s Basketball USA 57 – 55 Serbia Beach Volleyball Brazil Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt def. Austria Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst 2–1 Boxing Bantamweight Robson Conceicao Brazildef. Murodjon Akhmadaliev Uzbekistan 19–18 Light welterweight Fazliddin Gaibnazarov Uzbekistandef.
Rio 2016 Results
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have come to a close, and it was a truly thrilling two weeks of competition. There were so many amazing moments and incredible athletes that it’s hard to know where to start in summarizing the results. But here are some of the highlights:
– Simone Biles became the first American woman to win an individual all-around gold medal in 42 years. She also won gold medals in the team event, floor exercise, and vault. – Michael Phelps won his record 23rd gold medal in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.
He also won silver in the 200m butterfly, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals overall. – Usain Bolt successfully defended his titles in both the 100m and 200m sprints, becoming the first man ever to do so. He also helped lead Jamaica to victory in the 4x100m relay.
– Katie Ledecky continued her dominance in swimming, winning four gold medals and one silver. She set new world records in both the 400m and 800m freestyle events. These are just a few of the many amazing performances at this year’s Olympics.
For a full list of results, visit http://www.rio2016results .com/.
The 2016 Rio Olympics are set to begin on August 5th. Here are some things to keep an eye out for during the games:
-The return of Usain Bolt: The Jamaican sprinter is looking to defend his titles in the 100m and 200m races.
Can he do it? -Michael Phelps: The most decorated Olympian of all time will be back in the pool, competing in his final Games. Can he add to his legacy?
-Simone Biles: The American gymnast is one of the favorites to win gold in Rio. She’s incredibly talented and fun to watch. -Katie Ledecky: Another American swimmer, she’s been dominating her events for years now.
Keep an eye on her in the 800m freestyle race.