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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/2016_Summer_Olympics_Parade_of_Nations

During the Parade of Nations within the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, athletes and officials from each participating country ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_participating_nations_at_the_Summer_Olympic_Games

This is a list of nations, as represented by National Olympic Committees (NOCs), that have ... than half the number of participants that competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics—travelled to Los Angeles for the 1932 Summer Olympics. ... by the Soviet Union and many of their allies, yet a total of 140 nations did participate.

metro.co.uk/2016/08/12/how-many-countries-in-the-olympics-some-nations-wont-get-a-chance-at-glory-6063233

Aug 12, 2016 ... How many countries actually compete? There are 206 member nations of the International Olympic Committee. However, not all of these are ...

www.olympic.org/national-olympic-committees

The mission of these committees is to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in their respective countries. Today there are 206 NOCs.

www.quora.com/There-are-206-Nations-participating-in-Rio-Olympics-2016-but-there-are-only-196-countries-in-the-world-according-to-UN-Hows-that-possible

Whereas participating teams in Olympics are National Olympic Committees.... ... participating in Rio Olympics 2016, but there are only 196 countries in ... can easily find out which participating teams are not a UN member state ...

www.mapsofworld.com/sports/olympics/summer-olympics/participating-nations.html

Sep 6, 2016 ... Countries Participating in 2016 Rio Summer Olympics .... and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did.

www.topendsports.com/events/summer/countries

A list of all the countries that have participated in the Olympic Games. ... There are many more examples, see the articles about Past Participating Countries.

www.worldatlas.com/articles/olympic-games-over-the-years-number-of-participating-countries.html

Mar 15, 2017 ... Mass boycotts by nations resulted in poor participation of countries in ... more homogeneous, which hurt participation and the Olympic brand.

qz.com/747060/a-brief-history-of-countries-that-shunned-the-olympics-and-did-their-own-thing-instead

Aug 5, 2016 ... The 2016 Olympic Games kick off in earnest in Rio today (Aug. ... by countries that refused or weren't invited to participate in the main event. ... their own International Workers' Olympiads, which weren't just for top athletes but ...