Rio Olympics 2016 Round-Up


The Rio Olympics came to end on Sunday August 21, 2016, as the handover goes to Tokyo, Japan to host the 2020 olympic ceremony, according to reports.

The highlights of the ceremony included a carnival parade, in which Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister for Japan, rose out of green pipe dressed as the computer game character Super Mario, with the ceremony lasting a total of three hours.

Thomas Bach, CEO of the International Olympic Committee said: “These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city. Over the last 16 days a united Brazil inspired the world, in difficult times for all of us, with its irresistible joy for life.”

The games played host to more than 11,300 athletes from a total of 206 countries and lasted a total of 16 days.

The US came first for the total amount of medals won, having accrued a total of 46, followed by the UK (27) and China in third (26).

The games are considered the most successful for the UK in 108 years, with Mo Farah’s double gold win in the men’s 10,000 and 5,000 metres, and UK Swimer Adam Peaty’s gold in the men’s 100 metre breast stroke.

See below for the results of the Olympic Medal Table:

(Source: Rio 2016)

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