Summer Olympics Rio 2016 participating nations list. List of all 206 countries…

Summer Olympics Rio 2016 participating nations list. List of all 206 countries…

The XXXI Games of the Summer Olympiad open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, at historic Maracanã Stadium. More than 10,500 athletes representing 206 nations, including Kosovo and South Sudan, will participate. But these Olympic games begin with trepidation for the health and safety of its athletes, despite assurances from a nearly-impeached mayor,... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/token-female/2016/07/are-you-ready-for-the-rio-olympics/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>

The XXXI Games of the Summer Olympiad open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, at historic Maracanã Stadium. More than 10,500 athletes representing 206 nations, including Kosovo and South Sudan, will participate. But these Olympic games begin with trepidation for the health and safety of its athletes, despite assurances from a nearly-impeached mayor,... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/token-female/2016/07/are-you-ready-for-the-rio-olympics/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>

Gold Pride of Kosovo, Majlinda Kelmendi

Gold Pride of Kosovo, Majlinda Kelmendi

Gold medalist Majlinda Kelmendi shows her emotions during the medal ceremony for…

Gold medalist Majlinda Kelmendi shows her emotions during the medal ceremony for…

Rio Olympics 2016: Opening ceremony     The first ever Olympic Games in South America are underway after an opening ceremony that featured a colorful look at Brazil's past a glamorous celebration of its present and a strong environmental message.  The opening ceremony can set the tone for Olympic Games.  Beijing's technological extravaganza in 2008 and London's wild and wonderful journey through its history in 2012 announced that the Olympics had arrived both in emphatic fashion.  On Friday…

Rio Olympics 2016: Opening ceremony The first ever Olympic Games in South America are underway after an opening ceremony that featured a colorful look at Brazil's past a glamorous celebration of its present and a strong environmental message. The opening ceremony can set the tone for Olympic Games. Beijing's technological extravaganza in 2008 and London's wild and wonderful journey through its history in 2012 announced that the Olympics had arrived both in emphatic fashion. On Friday…

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The Latest: It's official, Phelps in 4x100m freestyle relay

The Latest: It's official, Phelps in 4x100m freestyle relay

Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. Record numbers of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, will take part

Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. Record numbers of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, will take part

Majlinda Kelmendi wipes away a tear on the podium after winning Kosovo's first ever gold medal in  the Olympics, in judo at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Majlinda Kelmendi wipes away a tear on the podium after winning Kosovo's first ever gold medal in the Olympics, in judo at the 2016 Rio Olympics

2016 Summer Olympics (Games of the XXXI Olypiad) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5-August 21, 2016. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees including Kosovo and South Sedan for the first time will take part in this sporting event. It will feature 28 Olympic sports including rugby sevens and golf which were added in 2009. It will take place at 33 venues in the host city, 5 venues in the cities of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia and…

2016 Summer Olympics (Games of the XXXI Olypiad) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5-August 21, 2016. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees including Kosovo and South Sedan for the first time will take part in this sporting event. It will feature 28 Olympic sports including rugby sevens and golf which were added in 2009. It will take place at 33 venues in the host city, 5 venues in the cities of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia and…

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