Rio de Janeiro, 2016

In October 2009 Rio de Janeiro, the 2nd largest city in Brazil, was named to be the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, following London in 2012. The Games were held from 5 to 21 August 2016. Rio was the first South American city to host the Olympic Games. The American team were dominant, winning 121 medals, ahead of China (70 medals) and Great Britain (67 medals). Team GB were second in the race for gold, winning 27 compared to USA's 46.

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