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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.

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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.

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On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes ... in 1900 with 997 athletes (22 of them women) from 24 countries competing in 95 events. ... Giant Movie Bloopers We Just Can't Forgive DirectExpose.

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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.

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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 ...

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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  ...

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Australia, Switzerland, France, Great Britain and Greece have been represented at all Summer Olympics. France, Great Britain and Switzerland are the only ...

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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.

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Aug 8, 2016 ... The IOC officially began allowing professional athletes to compete in the Olypmic Games in 1988, basically leaving it up to the individual ...

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Aug 15, 2016 ... The youngest athlete in Rio is just 13 - but what is the Olympics age limit for those wishing to ... being among the first ever to compete at the inaugural modern Games in 1896. ... Can you be too old to compete at the Olympics?