In May 2012, the International Sailing Federation announced that windsurfing would be replaced by kitesurfing at the 2016 Olympics,[55] but this decision was reversed in November. In June 2016, they reported they were unable to fully carry out their work, and noted intimidation by armed Federal Security Service (FSB) agents. [52] The tally for rugby was 81 in favor, with eight against,[53] and golf was approved by 63 votes to 26. [33] Prior to these efforts, only 17% of Rio's sewage was treated;[115] this raw sewage also leaked into the bay. [106], In May 2016, a group of 150 physicians and scientists sent an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), calling upon them to, according to co-author Arthur Caplan, have "an open, transparent discussion of the risks of holding the Olympics as planned in Brazil".

[13], Each event was held in one of four geographically segregated Olympic clusters–Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã–as was done for the 2007 Pan American Games. A number of events, most notably in aquatics, beach volleyball and track and field, were scheduled with sessions and matches occurring as late as 10:00 p.m. to midnight BRT. [5] These were the first Summer Olympics to take place under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidency of Thomas Bach.[3]. As of yet, there are but musings, yet the potential push to host the games is already proving divisive. [56], All 205 National Olympic Committees qualified at least one athlete. In April 2008, the IOC began accepting applications for two new sports to be introduced to the Olympic programme. An official bid would have to be vetted and nominated by the British Olympic Association, Games Bids reports, and the 2036 host city is scheduled to be chosen in 2029. [16], The largest venue at the games in terms of seating capacity was the 74,738-seat Maracanã Stadium, which served as the ceremonies venue and site of the football finals. The United Kingdom Anti-Doping agency later assisted WADA with testing in Russia. Pollution of the Guanabara has been a long-term issue. [113][114] However, some of these proposed initiatives have faced budgetary issues. ‘National vs. regional’: how and when will the UK impose a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown?

[76] As per traditional Olympic protocol, the ceremony featured cultural presentations from both the current (Brazil) and following (Japan) host countries, as well as closing remarks by IOC president Thomas Bach, who declared the Games closed, and the Games' organizing committee leader Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the official handover of the Olympic flag from Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes to Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, whose city will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.[77]. By early 2016, the scandal had escalated into a full-blown political crisis affecting not only President Rousseff, but also former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, resulting in widespread demonstrations involving millions of protesters,[97] both anti- and pro-Rousseff. Bahrain, Fiji, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tajikistan, and Vietnam each won their first gold medals, as did the group of Independent Olympic Athletes (from Kuwait). [17], The medals were produced by the Casa da Moeda do Brasil (the Brazilian mint). All of them were recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on September 14, 2007, becoming Applicant cities. TV Globo went one better than the previous category coming second with their profile of Izaquias Queiroz. [12], Events took place at eighteen existing venues, nine new venues constructed specifically for the Games, and seven temporary venues.

The IOC says that London hosting the games as recently as 2012 would not go against a potential bid for 2036. Thomas Härtel, president of the Berlin Sport Federation, set the tone: “One hundred years after the Olympic Games of 1936 is the right date to again confront the eventful history of our country. [25], The Olympic flame was lit on 21 April 2016 at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, the traditional start of the Greek phase of the torch relay. By 1936, Hitler’s terror regime had been in operation for three years. In 2022, Beijing will become the first-ever city that has held both the summer and the winter Olympic Games. [32][33] and plant 24 million seedlings to offset the expected carbon emissions of the Games. Is the Premier League restart a pipe dream?

During the previous Summer Olympic Games, refugees were ineligible to compete because of their inability to represent their home NOCs. The dictator exploited the Olympic Games, which had been awarded to Germany in 1931, as a propaganda platform without equal. [119], On 21 July 2016, two weeks before the scheduled start of the Games, the Brazilian Federal Police broke up an Islamic jihadist terrorist ring by arresting 12 people. This is true, however, only under precisely the condition that history is never to be forgotten; it is imperative that the victims are remembered appropriately. The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Udo Wolf, the chairman of the Left Party delegation in Berlin’s parliament considers the idea “a bad joke.” Berlin’s Senator for Justice, Dirk Behrendt, of the Green Party is also strongly opposed. A target of 50,000 volunteers was set as early as 2012. These were the first Olympic Games to be held in South America,[4] as well as the first to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country, the first summer edition to be held entirely in the host country's winter season, the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. [107][108][109], Some athletes did not attend the Games because of the epidemic. Nonetheless, bidding cities invested large sums in their PR and media programs in an attempt to indirectly influence the IOC members by garnering domestic support, as well as backing from sports media and general international media. [88] At the Olympic wrestling events, coaches were given plush dolls of Vinicius to throw into the ring when they wished to challenge a referee's call. When Rio de Janeiro won its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics back in 2009, the Brazilian government estimated that costs directly related to hosting … Gelli cited Dance as an influence of the logo's concept, and stated that the designers had intentionally aimed to make the interpretation of the concept as dissimilar to others as possible. In turn, Globo sublicensed partial free-to-air rights to Rede Record, along with Rede Bandeirantes. Hosting the games is even more costly than the bidding process.

What will a no-deal Brexit mean for the UK? In this epic architectural monument to Nazi megalomania? Of the 34 competition venues, eight underwent some permanent works, seven were totally temporary and nine were constructed as permanent legacy venues. [121] After a Russian former lab director made allegations about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, WADA commissioned an independent investigation led by Richard McLaren, which found corroborating evidence, concluding in a report published in July 2016 that the Ministry of Sport and the FSB had operated a "state-directed failsafe system" using a "disappearing positive [test] methodology" (DPM) from "at least late 2011 to August 2015". The third category was The Best Athlete Profile, for which RTBF Radio Télévision de la Communauté Française de Belgique collected the third place prize for their profile of Nafi Thiam. All rights reserved. [citation needed] The first three nations to qualify athletes for the Games were Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands who each qualified four athletes for the team dressage by winning medals in the team event at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics, known officially as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are in the planning stages.

Frank Bachneris a metro editor for the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel. The medal design was unveiled on 15 June 2016. As well as the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange and Maracanã and in Rio de Janeiro, football matches took place at five venues in the cities of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília and Manaus. The torch relay began its journey round Brazil on 3 May at the capital Brasília. Additional two cities have been chosen by the IOC to host upcoming Youth Olympic Games: Dakar for the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics and Gangwon Province for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics. As of yet, there are but musings, yet the potential push to host the games is already proving divisive. “A time to make friends” was the motto of the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany. [49], In August, the executive board initially gave its approval to rugby sevens—a seven-player version of rugby union—by a majority vote; baseball/softball, roller sports, and squash were removed from contention, leaving golf, karate, and rugby sevens in the running. Quite a few people would agree with Geisel and Wolf. Gelli defended the allegations, stating that the concept of figures linked in embrace was not inherently original, as it was "an ancient reference" and "in the collective unconscious". US election 2020 polls: who is likely to win - Trump or Biden? [62], Due to the European migrant crisis and other reasons, the IOC allowed athletes to compete as Independent Olympians under the Olympic Flag.

[72][73][74][75], The closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics was held on 21 August 2016 from 20:00 to 22:50 BRT at the Maracanã Stadium.