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2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 3, 2016 to August 21, 2016)
Opening Ceremony: August 5, 2016 (opened by Acting president Michel Temer)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame:
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Robert Scheidt (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: August 21, 2016
Events: 306 in 34 sports

Participants: 11,184 (6,147 men and 5,037 women) from 207 countries
Youngest Participant: NEP Gaurika Singh (13 years, 255 days)
Oldest Participant: NZL Julie Brougham (62 years, 83 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): USA Michael Phelps (6 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (121 medals)

Overview

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro at the 2009 IOC Session in København, Denmark. At the time, it seemed an inspired choice, as Brazil was in the midst of an economic boom, and it was considered one of the rising BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China) economies, and the selection of Rio was a chance to bring the Games to South America for the first time. Over the next seven years, the IOC would perhaps rue their choice, as Rio was beset by multiple problems.

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Country Medal Leaders

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

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Michael Phelps (USA) 5 1 0 6
2 Katie Ledecky (USA) 4 1 0 5
3 Simone Biles (USA) 4 0 1 5
4 Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 3 1 0 4
5 Simone Manuel (USA) 2 2 0 4
6 Maya DiRado (USA) 2 1 1 4
7 Nathan Adrian (USA) 2 0 2 4
8 Emma McKeon (AUS) 1 2 1 4
9 Penny Oleksiak (CAN) 1 1 2 4
10 Usain Bolt (JAM) 3 0 0 3
11 Jason Kenny (GBR) 3 0 0 3
12 Danuta Kozák (HUN) 3 0 0 3
13 Ryan Murphy (USA) 3 0 0 3
14 Allyson Felix (USA) 2 1 0 3
15 Elaine Thompson (JAM) 2 1 0 3
16 Max Whitlock (GBR) 2 0 1 3
17 Aly Raisman (USA) 1 2 0 3
18 Dana Vollmer (USA) 1 1 1 3
19 Sarah Sjöström (SWE) 1 1 1 3
20 Aliya Mustafina (RUS) 1 1 1 3
21 Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 1 1 1 3
22 Tori Bowie (USA) 1 1 1 3
23 Kyle Chalmers (AUS) 1 0 2 3
24 Denis Ablyazin (RUS) 0 2 1 3
25 Isaquias Queiroz (BRA) 0 2 1 3
26 Andre De Grasse (CAN) 0 1 2 3