XXXI Olympic Games


RIO 2016

Games of the XXX Olympiad

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, also known informally as Rio 2016 held at  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

The opening ceremony  took place on the evening of Friday 5 August 2016 at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.  

The opening ceremony began with aerial images of the city of Rio de Janeiro in a music video with the song. After the projection of the first images, the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach was introduced. Singer sang the Brazilian National Anthem on a stage inspired by the architectural forms of Oscar Niemeyer. Brazil's flag was raised and 60 flags were carried by Olympic Brazilian athletes and children.

From the beginning of life, the ceremony illustrated the formation of the indigenous peoples, whose entrance was represented by 72 dancers of the two major associations of the Paintings Festival. The arrival of Europeans in caravels, the forced arrival of enslaved Africans and the immigration of Arab and Japanese people was represented by descendants of these ethnic groups.

The delegations representing 207 nations then marched into the stadium during the Parade of Nations. The crowd gave large applause for the participating nations.



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Brazil's Acting President Michel Temer recited the games' opening declaration from the stands. After a burst of fireworks, the Olympic Flag then entered the stadium, and was raised while the Olympic Anthem was sung.

The Olympic oath on behalf of the athletes was then recited by Brazilian sailor Robert Scheidt. The corresponding oaths on behalf of the judges and coaches were taken by Martinho Nobre and Adriana Santos respectively.

The cauldron was lit by Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, marathon bronze medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics


Participating Nations

207

Participants

Around 11,000 athletes

Sports/Disciplines

28 sports and 41 disciplines.


Pakistan's participation in Rio 2016 Olympic Games

17-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials
1.
Mr. Muhammad Akhtar Nawaz Official
2.
Dr. Waqar Ahmed Chief Medical Officer
3.
Mr. Muhammad Jahangir Official
Athletics
4.
Mr. Muhammad Zafar Coach with male athlete
5.
Ms. Seemi Rizvi Coach with female athlete
6.
Mr. Mehboob Ali Athlete
7.
Ms. Najma Parveen Athlete
Judo
8.
Col. Junaid Alam Manager-cum-Coach
9.
Mr. Shah Hussain Shah Athlete
Shooting
10.
Mr. Valadimir Kovalenko Coach with male athlete
11.
Mr. Ghazangar Abbas Coach with female athlete
12.
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Bashir Athlete
14.
Ms. Minal Sohail Athlete
Swimming
15.
Ms.Veena Salman Masud Coach with female athlete
16.
Mr. Haris Bandey Athlete
17.
Ms. Lianna Catherine Swan Athlete


The top three winners were: United States , Great Britain and China.


Medal Tally of Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rank
Nation
Medals
Gold
  Silver
Bronze
Total
1
United States
46
37
38
121
2
Great Britain
27
23
17
67
3
China
26
18
26
70
4
Russia
19
18
19
56
5
Germany
17
10
15
42
6
Japan
12
8
21
41
7
France
10
18
14
42
8
South Korea
9
3
9
21
9
Italy
8
12
8
28
10
Australia
8
11
10
29
11
Netherlands
8
7
4
19
12
Hungary
8
3
4
15
13
Brazil
7
6
6
19
14
Spain
7
4
6
17
15
Kenya
6
6
1
13
16
Jamaica
6
3
2
11
17
Croatia
5
3
2
10
18
Cuba
5
2
4
11
19
New Zealand
4
9
5
18
20
Canada
4
3
15
22
21
Uzbekistan
4
2
7
13
22
Kazakhstan
3
5
9
17
23
Colombia
3
2
3
8
24
Switzerland
3
2
2
7
25
Iran
3
1
4
8
26
Greece
3
1
2
6
27
Argentina
3
1
0
4
28
Denmark
2
6
7
15
29
Sweden
2
6
3
11
30
South Africa
2
6
2
10
31
Ukraine
2
5
4
11
32
Serbia
2
4
2
8
33
Poland
2
3
6
11
34
North Korea
2
3
2
7
35
Belgium
2
2
2
6
35
Thailand
2
2
2
6
37
Slovakia
2
2
0
4
38
Georgia
2
1
4
7
39
Azerbaijan
1
7
10
18
40
Belarus
1
4
4
9
41
Turkey
1
3
4
8
42
Armenia
1
3
0
4
43
Czech Republic
1
2
7
10
44
Ethiopia
1
2
5
8
45
Slovenia
1
2
1
4
46
Indonesia
1
2
0
3
47
Romania
1
1
3
5
48
Bahrain
1
1
0
2
48
Vietnam
1
1
0
2
50
Chinese Taipei
1
0
2
3
51
Bahamas
1
0
1
2
51
Côte d'Ivoire
1
0
1
2
51
Independent Olympic Athletes
1
0
1
2
54
Fiji
1
0
0
1
54
Jordan
1
0
0
1
54
Kosovo
1
0
0
1
54
Puerto Rico
1
0
0
1
54
Singapore
1
0
0
1
54
Tajikistan
1
0
0
1
60
Malaysia
0
4
1
5
61
Mexico
0
3
2
5
62
Algeria
0
2
0
2
62
Ireland
0
2
0
2
64
Lithuania
0
1
3
4
65
Bulgaria
0
1
2
3
65
Venezuela
0
1
2
3
67
India
0
1
1
2
67
Mongolia
0
1
1
2
69
Burundi
0
1
0
1
69
Grenada
0
1
0
1
69
Niger
0
1
0
1
69
Philippines
0
1
0
1
69
Qatar
0
1
0
1
74
Norway
0
0
4
4
75
Egypt
0
0
3
3
75
Tunisia
0
0
3
3
77
Israel
0
0
2
2
78
Austria
0
0
1
1
78
Dominican Republic
0
0
1
1
78
Estonia
0
0
1
1
78
Finland
0
0
1
1
78
Morocco
0
0
1
1
78
Moldova
0
0
1
1
78
Nigeria
0
0
1
1
78
Portugal
0
0
1
1
78
Trinidad & Tobago
0
0
1
1
78
United Arab Emirates
0
0
1
1
Total:
307
307
360
974