2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer

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  At the session held in Copenhagen, the city of Rio de Janeiro was designated on 2 October 2009 to host the 2016 Games. After North and Central America, South America will finally host the Games. The name of the mascot is Vinicius. For the first time since the Sydney Games in 2000, the full programme is not available less than a month before the start of the Games. The French language will once again be the forgotten language of these Games, sorry Monsieur de Coubertin. These games are the worst (except at the sporting level) since 1992, no organization, a president who gives himself a free kick for no reason, a dismal transport system between the venues, while dozens of buses were waiting to be used, bus stations built with money from the Games and which may not be open until after the Games. Brazilian spectators who have no respect for the athletes or for the countries that participated in the Games. it must be said that many of them had nothing to do with the Games and would have preferred them not to take place. An omnipresent army that wants to take care of everything, even what does not concern it and with anti-riot force at the press center in case the journalists of the world have protested. It reminded me of the banana republics of the 1970s. The Brazilian press reported embezzlement the day after the Games. These games really were a big mistake.

Dates: August 5 - 21, 2016
N.O.C. participants: 205
Number of sports: 28
Number of contests: 306
Number of athletes: 11303
Men: 6217
Women: 5086
Volonteers: 75000
Media: 0
Opening: Michel Temer, Interim Brazil President
Oath: Robert Scheidt
Oath juges: Martinho Nobre
Oath coach: Adriana Santos
Number of torch bearer: 12450
Last torch bearer: Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima
Bids towns: Chicago (USA), Madrid (ESP), Tokyo (JAP)