The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016 , is an upcoming major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
A record number of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including first-time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan , are scheduled to take part. With 306 sets of medals, the games will feature 28 Olympic sports — including rugby sevens and golf , which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009. These sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of São Paulo (Brazil’s largest city), Belo Horizonte , Salvador ,Brasília (Brazil’s capital), and Manaus .
These will be the first Summer Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach .The host city of Rio de Janeiro was announced at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen ,Denmark , on 2 October 2009. Rio will become the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.
The Indian Olympic Association is going to send the nation’s largest ever delegation (thus far 120 athletes; 37 larger than their previous record of 83 athletes in 2012 ) in Summer Olympic history