Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Schedule and Dates

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Summer Olympics is one of the biggest sport events that held 4th Yearly. In the year 2016, the summer Olympics is going to be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio 2016 Olympics, which is officially known as XXXI Olympiad, is a multi-sport event where contestants from 206 countries will participate for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The confirmed starting date for this year Olympics is 5th August and will continue till 21st August 2016. The schedule of this event is being announced by the Organizing committee and the daily events and competition for the Gold medals are listed on the official site of Rio Olympics. Here we at First Row Sports EU brings the schedule so that you can plan your time to watch your favorite sport live at stadium or on TV.

Rio Olympics 2016 Schedule

The event will draw attention of huge viewers from all around the world. At least 10500 athletes will take part in this event for medals. Since there will be huge viewers from different countries, the organizing committee of Rio Olympics 2016 has scheduled and planned it in such a balanced way to offers wide verity of sports every day for the fans of every sport from beginning to end. The starting ceremony of the event will going to take place at Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro Brazil on 5th August 2000 PM BRT and will be finished with a warmed closing ceremony on 21th August 2016.

Football matches will however being on 3rd August, 2 days before the Olympics stars, while the Swimming competition will begin in the first week from 6th to 13th of August. Rest of the sports including Boxing is scheduled from 6th of the August and will continue till the date of closing ceremony. For full list of sports and Rio Schedule, refer to the table below of go to the Official Olympic website.

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Summer Rio Olympics 2016 Schedule

August 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Ceremonies (opening / closing) OC CC
Archery 1 1 1 1
Athletics 3 5 4 5 5 4 6 7 7 1
Badminton 1 1 2 1
Basketball 1 1
Boxing 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4
Canoeing 1 1 2 4 4 4
Cycling 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 2 1 1
Diving 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Equestrian 2 1 1 1 1
Fencing 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Field hockey 1 1
Football 1 1
Golf 1 1
Gymnastics 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 3 EG 1 1
Handball 1 1
Judo 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Modern pentathlon 1 1
Rowing 2 4 4 4
Rugby sevens 1 1
Sailing 2 2 2 2 2
Shooting 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1
Swimming 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1
Synchronized swimming 1 1
Table tennis 1 1 1 1
Taekwondo 2 2 2 2
Tennis 1 1 3
Triathlon 1 1
Volleyball 1 1 1 1
Water polo 1 1
Weightlifting 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Wrestling 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2
Total gold medal events 12 14 14 15 20 19 24 21 22 17 25 16 23 22 30 12

 

Key to understand the Table

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events EG Exhibition gala CC Closing ceremony

 

Download Rio Olympics 2016 Schedule in PDF (Printer Friendly)

For those who want to save the summer Rio 2016 Olympics schedule in PDF for easy access, just click on the link given below and you will be redirected to the PDF page of schedule. The PDF version is print friendly and can get print as colored copy with all the dates for particular sport.

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