The Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event. The Games will run from August 5th to 21st, featuring over 11,000 athletes competing in 28 Olympic sports including Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Gymnastics, Soccer, Synchronized Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

The Olympics


Olympic Sports by explore

A list of summer Olympic sports. Read and learn about the disciplines and events that are part of the Olympic Movement, past and present.

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Olympic Biographies (10 items)

Read stories from and about Olympic athletes.

Olympic Films (16 items)

From documentaries and dramas to comedies and historical footage, these stories of triumph over adversity and going for the gold will entertain and inspire.

Olympic History (14 items)

The history and traditions of the Olympics, highlighting memorable events from ancient Greece to the present day.