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2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international ... Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. ..... After 2012, Netherlands Antilles athletes can choose to represent either the Netherlands or Aruba.

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-olympics-is-held

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with ... 997 athletes (22 of them women) from 24 countries competing in 95 events.

www.topendsports.com/events/summer/countries

A list of all the countries that have participated in the Olympic Games. ... has participated under its own flag in all modern summer Olympic Games. ... of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) since 1989, and so can compete at the Asian Games.

www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/08/why-some-olympians-compete-against-their-home-country/494648

Aug 5, 2016 ... While competing for a different country can raise an athlete's ... In the first modern Olympic games in 1896 in Athens, athletes by and large were ...

www.activityvillage.co.uk/all-about-the-olympic-games

Did women compete in this first modern Olympic Games? No! Women began to ... Can you imagine trying to run and jump covered from head to foot in clothes?

www.rulesofsport.com/faq/can-professional-athletes-compete-in-the-olympics.html

The Olympics, which occurs every four years, is one of the world's greatest sporting events. Inspired by the ancient Olympics in Greece, the modern games ...

stillmed.olympic.org/Documents/Reports/EN/en_report_668.pdf

In the Summer Games, athletes compete in a wide variety of competitions on the track, on the ... “The Olympic Games in Antiquity”], and the first modern Games, in 1896, featured ..... can consider themselves as being among the world's best.

www.cnn.com/2012/07/22/opinion/greene-olympics-amateurs

Jul 23, 2012 ... When the Olympics allowed pro athletes to compete, the ... "We can only rely on the support of those who believe in the principles of fair play ...

www.infoplease.com/olympic-athletes

Sponsorship can cover the cost of living and training for amateur athletes in several different forms ... Amateurism in the modern Olympic Games ... Athletes from the United States found it difficult to compete at the Olympic Games against  ...