Months after the end of the Rio Olympic Games many interesting facts still should be revealed. That is why this infographic showcases 30 interesting facts about Rio 2016 Olympic games.

Rio 2016 games were the first Olympic games ever held in South America since the Antiquity. The summer Olympics have been held 27 times in total. In Rio were held not only the Olympics games but also the so known Paralympic games after the end of the first ones.

The Olympic flame was lit at the temple of Hera in Olympia on 21 April 2016. On 27 April, the flame was handed over the Brazilian organizers at a ceremony at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens to begin a 95-day tour in Brazil through 83 cities, 26 state capitals and 500 towns.

The „new” sports of the Olympic games were gold and rugby. Gold returned after 112 years and rugby after 92 years.



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