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Rio 2016 Games Schedule – Olympic Sports Fixtures 2016
- Archery: Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí (Aug. 6 – 12)
- Badminton: Riocentro – Pavillion 4 (Aug. 11 – 20)
- Basketball: Olympic Training Center – Hall 1 (Aug. 6 – 21)
- Boxing: Riocentro – Pavilion 2 (Aug. 6 – 21)
- Canoeing (slalom competition): Olympic Whitewater Stadium (Aug. 7 – 11)
- Canoeing (sprints competition): Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (Aug. 15 – 20)
- Cycling (BMX): Olympic BMX Center (Aug. 17 – 19)
- Cycling (Mountain Biking): Olympic Mountain Bike Park (Aug. 20 – 21)
- Cycling (Track): Rio Olympic Velodrome (Aug. 11- 16)
- Cycling (Road): Flamengo Park (Aug. 6 – 10)
- Diving: Maria Lenk Aquatic Center (Aug. 7 – 9)
- Equestrian: National Equestrian Center (Aug. 7 – 19)
- Fencing: Olympic Training Center – Hall 3 (Aug. 6 – 14)
- Field Hockey: Olympic Hockey Center (Aug. 7 – 20)
- Golf: Reserva de Marapendi (Men play Aug. 11 – 14; Women play Aug. 17 – 20)
- Gymnastics: Arena Olímpica do Rio (Aug. 6 – 21)
- Handball: Olympic Training Center (Aug. 6 -21)
- Judo: Olympic Training Center – Hall 2 (Aug. 6 – 12)
- Marathon: Sambódromo (women’s marathon on Aug. 14; men’s marathon on Aug. 21)
- Modern pentathlon: Deodoro Modern Pentathlon Park (Aug. 18 -21)
- Race Walking: Flamengo Park (men’s 20-kilometer Aug. 12; men’s 50-kilometer Aug. 19; women’s 20-kilometer Aug. 19)
- Rowing: Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (Aug. 6 – 13)
- Rugby Sevens: Deodoro (Aug. 6 – 11)
- Sailing: Marina da Gloria (Aug. 5 – 21)
- Shooting: National Shooting Center (Aug. 6 – 14)
- Soccer: Venues below. (Aug. 3 – 20)
- Brasília Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
- São Paulo – Arena Corinthians
- Belo Horizonte – Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto
- Salvador – Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
- Manaus – Arena da Amazônia
- Rio de Janeiro – Estádio Olímpico João Havelange and Estádio do Maracanã
- Swimming (pool events): Olympic Aquatics Stadium (Aug. 6 – 13)
- Swimming (open water events): Fort Copacabana (Aug. 15 – 16)
- Synchronized Swimming: Maria Lenk Aquatic Center (Aug. 15 – 20)
- Table Tennis: Riocentro – Pavilion 3 (Aug. 6 – 17)
- Taekwondo: Olympic Training Center – Hall 2 (Aug. 17 – 20)
- Tennis: Olympic Tennis Center (Aug. 6 -14)
- Track and Field: João Havelange Stadium (Aug. 12 – 21)
- Triathlon: Fort Copacabana (Aug. 18 – 20)
- Volleyball (beach): Copacabana Beach (Aug. 6 -21)
- Volleyball (indoor): Ginásio do Maracanãzinho (Aug. 7 – 21)
- Water Polo: Maria Lenk Aquatic Center (Aug. 6 – 20)
- Weightlifting: Riocentro – Pavilion 6 (Aug. 6 – 16)
- Wrestling: Olympic Training Center – Hall 3 (Aug. 14 – 21)
Great Big Show … on a budget…
The Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony at the 78,000 seat Maracanã Stadium on August 5 will be showcase of Brazilian culture set to the rhythms of the country’s musical styles, produced by some of the nation’s best creative talent.
The budget will be 10 times smaller than for the London 2012 opening ceremony (London was about 50 times smaller than Beijing) and intended to be less extravagant due to the issues of the Brazil economy. It will not be a high-tech ceremony, rather, “high-concept” — working with more people and less things, less props.
Rehearsals with 6,000 volunteer dancers started at the end of May. More than 100 professional dancers, stylists and performers, plus 15 assistants have additionally been engaged for the Rio Olympic Games opening.
Fernando Meirelles is part of a team 3 creative directors including fellow film directors Andrucha Waddington and Daniela Thomas, along with production executive Abel Gomes and samba school creative director Rosa Magalhães (one of the most famous figures of Rio Carnival), to create the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony. The vision of the team of directors will be brought to life by Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker and American live-event director Steve Boyd, who has contributed to 13 consecutive Olympic Games.
Fernando Meirelles is known for his films City of God, The Constant Gardener and Blindness, said working on the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games is a unique experience. “I have never done anything on this scale, and will never do so again in my life,” he said. “Everything is very big, the stage is very big. Three billion people are expected to watch the ceremony. It’s a huge responsibility.”
Spectators will see 207 teams enter the arena during the parade of nations. Greece enter first as the traditional home of the Olympic Games, followed by nations in alphabetical order according to their names in Brazilian Portuguese. This means Afghanistan will be first, followed by South Africa, Albania and Germany. Teams from the UK are set to be the 76th team in the parade, with the United States 64th and Brazil last as the hosts. A 10-strong team of refugee athletes – created by the International Olympic Committee for the first time – will march 206th, just ahead of Brazil and after Zimbabwe.
Take a look at our history of Olympic Poster Design through the ages. Modern Olympic Games Posters use a single image in an attempt to do justice to the superhuman feats of strength that define this international event. Over the past century, poster designers have attempted to capture the sheer awesomeness of the Modern Olympics in an endless variety of ways.
China and the Rio Olympics.
China is not only sending 416 of its best athletes to Rio but also dispatching hundreds and thousands of Chinese-made products that will be an integral part of the Olympics. Here is a list of some Chinese exports to Brazil, especially for the Olympics.
OLYMPIC METRO TRAINS
Rio inaugurated a new railway line on its underground network this week. All the carriages on the Line 4 metro, also called the Olympic Line, are manufactured by the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation. The new line, with five stations covering 16 kilometers (10 miles), will connect Rio with the Olympic Park neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca. The new service will cut commuting time from downtown Rio to the Olympic Park by about 30 minutes. The metro line can transport 300,000 people per day while reducing traffic pressure on the road. The city aims to slash 4,000 cars at peak times during the mega sporting event.
This year, the German sports outfit company Adidas is being replaced by a Chinese company at the Olympics. 361°, a Chinese sportswear company, is the first from the country to produce official uniforms for nearly 100,000 Olympic and Paralympic staff and volunteers.
All the national flags that will be hoisted during the ceremony are made in China.
Replicas of millions of this year’s official Olympic mascots, Vinicius and Tom, have already been shipped from its manufacturing base in China to Brazil. Apart from the mascots, Beijing Huajiang Culture Development company has also designed and made badges, handicrafts, and 3,000 other souvenirs for the Olympics.
An estimated half a million people from around the world, along with 11,000 athletes representing their nations, will be in Rio for the Olympics – so safety is extremely important. Nuctech Co., Ltd, a Chinese security service supplier linked to Tsinghua University, is providing 200 security scanners to ensure security during the Games.
During the various sporting events, logos of some Chinese brands are going to be unmissable. For example:
- In the volleyball court, Jinling Sports is providing a range of volleyball equipment, including nets, the posts, and even the referees’ chairs.
- For the weightlifting events, Hebei Zhang Kong Barbell Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has become the sole barbell supplier, breaking the long-standing Japanese monopoly.
- And during the opening ceremony, as well as other gaming events, about 1,200 digital interphones made by a Chinese company will be put into use.
And last but not the least, a Chinese company is also responsible for keeping the iconic Maracana Stadium cool. China’s Gree company, which had set up a subsidiary in Brazil in 2011, has provided air conditioning units for the main stadium – and the 73,000-plus people who will be at the stadium during the opening ceremony that will kick off the South America’s first Olympic Games on Aug. 5.