Rio Olympics has already begun and the whole world is enthusiastic about the biggest sports competition in the world. Hopes are high for all the sports-persons who are representing their nation. Participants from over 200 different nations are going to compete so this is going to be huge like every Olympics.

The opening ceremony is Friday night, local time, but some events already started. The first medals will be awarded on Saturday.

The Rio Olympics officially begins this Friday, when the Olympic torch is carried into Maracana Stadium to light the Olympic cauldron. The cauldron will stay lit for over two weeks until the closing ceremony on August 21. During that period, 301 gold medals will be awarded to the winners.


More than 10,000 men and women from over 200 nations will compete at Rio de Janeiro. The first medals, in men’s cycling and women’s shooting, will be awarded on Saturday.


The competition venues will be clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, of which 18 are already operational, eight will undergo some permanent works, seven will be totally temporary and nine are being constructed as permanent legacy venues.

For The Schedule Of All The Events And Matches Just Google Rio Olympics 2016 And There You Go :

You will be easily able to access all the schedule and updates of the competition. So don’t miss all the fun and excitement. Wake the sportsmen spirit out of you and pray for the lads representing our India.

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Sudeep Singh

Sudeep is a social news reporter for PagalParrot and is based in Chandigarh.