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.
- The sports of golf and rugby union were added to the program for the 2016 Games. See full list of sports.
- Height and weight of all Rio Olympic Athletes
- Nutrition at the 2016 Rio Games
- Number of available medals to be won in 2016
- See also about the Rio Olympic Games mascots.
- About the 2016 Torch Relay
- Predicted medal tallies for 2016, and the actual medal tally
- A small group of "Refugee Olympic Athletes" (ROA), comprised of athletes displaced from their home country, competed at the Rio Olympics.
- The IAAF banned many Russian athletes from the 2016 Rio games, following revelations of state-sponsored doping.
- One of the highlights of the Games was seeing swimmer Michael Phelps finishing his career with a staggering 28 medals, 23 of them gold. It was also the last time we would see sprinter Usain Bolt at the Olympic Games. His feats are equally great, he won an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 100m, 200m sprints and 4x100m relay.
- About the previous Games in London 2012, and the next in Tokyo in 2021.
- All about Brazil at the Olympics.
- Brazil also hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- All about Sport in Brazil