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Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad is a major international sports and cultural event. A host city was announced in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. It will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] The 2016 Summer Paralympics will also be held in the same city and organized by the same organizing committee.

Possible host cities

Map showing location of cities bidding for the Games (click on the map to see more detail)

The bidding process for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games began on May 16, 2007.[2] Each city had to submit an initial application to the IOC before September 13, 2007, saying they plan to make a bid. Completed official bids were submitted by each applicant city by January 14, 2008. The final candidate cities were shortlisted in June 2008, and the final selection was made by the full IOC membership, on October 2, 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.[3]

The two new sports for 2016 Olympic Games are golf and rugby sevens (a seven-player version of rugby union). There were two open spots for sports and initially seven sports began the bidding for inclusion in the 2016 program.

An ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil has raised fears regarding its potential impact on athletes and visitors. Organizers plan to perform daily inspections of Olympic venues to prevent puddles of stagnant water that allow mosquitoes to breed.

Medal table

Medal table

See also: Olympic medal table
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World maps showing the gold, silver and bronze medal achievements of each country during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Representative set of the Olympic medals
The American final team (Adrian, Held, Phelps, and Dressel), after winning the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 2016 Olympics.
Medalists in the weightlifting men's 85 kg event. Iranian Kianoush Rostami won the competition
Medalists at the women's 57 kg taekwondo. Great Britain's Jade Jones (second from left) successfully defended her title

This is the table of the medal count of the 2016 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). These rankings sort by the number of gold medals, earned by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC Country Code. Although this information is provided by the IOC, the IOC itself does not recognize or endorse any ranking system.[4][5]

The 2016 Summer Olympic program featured 28 sports with 41 disciplines, and a total of 306 events, tentatively resulting in 306 medal sets to be distributed. Athletes from 87 countries won medals, and 59 of them won at least one gold medal. Both of these categories set new records. 120 countries did not win a medal.

Two gold medals were awarded for a first-place tie in the women's 100 metre freestyle swimming event. No silver medal was awarded as a consequence.

Three silver medals were awarded for a second-place tie in the men's 100 metre butterfly swimming event. No bronze medal was awarded as a consequence.

In boxing (13 disciplines), judo (14), taekwondo (8), and wrestling (18), two bronze medals are awarded in each event (53 additional bronze medals total). Additionally, two bronze medals were awarded for a third-place tie in the women's 100 metre backstroke swimming and in the men's K-1 200 metres canoeing events.

Key

   *   Host nation (Brazil)

2016 Summer Olympics medal table
 Rank  NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 46 37 38 121
2  Great Britain (GBR) 27 23 17 67
3  China (CHN) 26 18 26 70
4  Russia (RUS) 19 18 19 56
5  Germany (GER) 17 10 15 42
6  Japan (JPN) 12 8 21 41
7  France (FRA) 10 18 14 42
8  South Korea (KOR) 9 3 9 21
9  Italy (ITA) 8 12 8 28
10  Australia (AUS) 8 11 10 29
11  Netherlands (NED) 8 7 4 19
12  Hungary (HUN) 8 3 4 15
13  Brazil (BRA)* 7 6 6 19
14  Spain (ESP) 7 4 6 17
15  Kenya (KEN) 6 6 1 13
16  Jamaica (JAM) 6 3 2 11
17  Croatia (CRO) 5 3 2 10
18  Cuba (CUB) 5 2 4 11
19  New Zealand (NZL) 4 9 5 18
20  Canada (CAN) 4 3 15 22
21 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias UZB|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias UZB]] [[Template:Country IOC alias UZB at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias UZB]] (UZB) 4 2 7 13
22  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 3 5 9 17
23  Colombia (COL) 3 2 3 8
24  Switzerland (SUI) 3 2 2 7
25  Iran (IRI) 3 1 4 8
26  Greece (GRE) 3 1 2 6
27 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias ARG|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias ARG]] [[Template:Country IOC alias ARG at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ARG]] (ARG) 3 1 0 4
28  Denmark (DEN) 2 6 7 15
29  Sweden (SWE) 2 6 3 11
30  South Africa (RSA) 2 6 2 10
31  Ukraine (UKR) 2 5 4 11
32 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias SRB|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias SRB]] [[Template:Country IOC alias SRB at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SRB]] (SRB) 2 4 2 8
33  Poland (POL) 2 3 6 11
34  North Korea (PRK) 2 3 2 7
35  Belgium (BEL) 2 2 2 6
 Thailand (THA) 2 2 2 6
37  Slovakia (SVK) 2 2 0 4
38 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias GEO|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias GEO]] [[Template:Country IOC alias GEO at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias GEO]] (GEO) 2 1 4 7
39 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias AZE|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias AZE]] [[Template:Country IOC alias AZE at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias AZE]] (AZE) 1 7 10 18
40  Belarus (BLR) 1 4 4 9
41 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias TUR|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias TUR]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TUR at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TUR]] (TUR) 1 3 4 8
42 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias ARM|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias ARM]] [[Template:Country IOC alias ARM at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ARM]] (ARM) 1 3 0 4
43  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 2 7 10
44  Ethiopia (ETH) 1 2 5 8
45  Slovenia (SLO) 1 2 1 4
46  Indonesia (INA) 1 2 0 3
47  Romania (ROU) 1 1 3 5
48 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias BRN|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias BRN]] [[Template:Country IOC alias BRN at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias BRN]] (BRN) 1 1 0 2
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias VIE|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias VIE]] [[Template:Country IOC alias VIE at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias VIE]] (VIE) 1 1 0 2
50  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 0 2 3
51 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias BAH|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias BAH]] [[Template:Country IOC alias BAH at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias BAH]] (BAH) 1 0 1 2
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias CIV|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias CIV]] [[Template:Country IOC alias CIV at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias CIV]] (CIV) 1 0 1 2
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias IOA|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias IOA]] [[Template:Country IOC alias IOA at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias IOA]] (IOA) 1 0 1 2
54 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias FIJ|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias FIJ]] [[Template:Country IOC alias FIJ at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias FIJ]] (FIJ) 1 0 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias JOR|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias JOR]] [[Template:Country IOC alias JOR at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias JOR]] (JOR) 1 0 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias KOS|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias KOS]] [[Template:Country IOC alias KOS at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias KOS]] (KOS) 1 0 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias PUR|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias PUR]] [[Template:Country IOC alias PUR at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PUR]] (PUR) 1 0 0 1
 Singapore (SIN) 1 0 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias TJK|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias TJK]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TJK at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TJK]] (TJK) 1 0 0 1
60  Malaysia (MAS) 0 4 1 5
61  Mexico (MEX) 0 3 2 5
62 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias ALG|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias ALG]] [[Template:Country IOC alias ALG at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ALG]] (ALG) 0 2 0 2
 Ireland (IRL) 0 2 0 2
64  Lithuania (LTU) 0 1 3 4
65 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias BUL|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias BUL]] [[Template:Country IOC alias BUL at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias BUL]] (BUL) 0 1 2 3
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 1 2 3
67  India (IND) 0 1 1 2
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias MGL|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias MGL]] [[Template:Country IOC alias MGL at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MGL]] (MGL) 0 1 1 2
69 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias BDI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias BDI]] [[Template:Country IOC alias BDI at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias BDI]] (BDI) 0 1 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias GRN|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias GRN]] [[Template:Country IOC alias GRN at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias GRN]] (GRN) 0 1 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias NIG|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias NIG]] [[Template:Country IOC alias NIG at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NIG]] (NIG) 0 1 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias PHI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias PHI]] [[Template:Country IOC alias PHI at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PHI]] (PHI) 0 1 0 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias QAT|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias QAT]] [[Template:Country IOC alias QAT at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias QAT]] (QAT) 0 1 0 1
74  Norway (NOR) 0 0 4 4
75  Egypt (EGY) 0 0 3 3
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias TUN|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias TUN]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TUN at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TUN]] (TUN) 0 0 3 3
77  Israel (ISR) 0 0 2 2
78  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias DOM|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias DOM]] [[Template:Country IOC alias DOM at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias DOM]] (DOM) 0 0 1 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias EST|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias EST]] [[Template:Country IOC alias EST at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias EST]] (EST) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Morocco (MAR) 0 0 1 1
 [[Template:Country IOC alias MDA at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MDA]] (MDA) 0 0 1 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias NGR|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias NGR]] [[Template:Country IOC alias NGR at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NGR]] (NGR) 0 0 1 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 0 1 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias TTO|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias TTO]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TTO at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TTO]] (TTO) 0 0 1 1
[[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias UAE|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias UAE]] [[Template:Country IOC alias UAE at the 2016 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias UAE]] (UAE) 0 0 1 1
Total (87 NOCs) 307 307 360 974

Changes in medal standings

On 18 August 2016, Kyrgyz weightlifter Izzat Artykov was stripped of his bronze medal in the men's 69 kg event after testing positive for strychnine. Luis Javier Mosquera of Colombia, who had been the fourth-place finisher before Artykov's disqualification, was moved into third place.[6][7][8]

Medals

See also: Olympic medal

The design for the Olympic medals for the 2016 Summer Olympics featured the largest medals in terms of diameter of any medal presented at the Olympics.[9] The golds are purer than any presented at all preceding Olympics. The silvers were made from recycling mirrors, solder, and X-ray plates. Much of the copper used in the bronzes came from recycling waste from the mint that minted the medals. The obverse of the medals features Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.[10]

The top ten listed NOCs by number of gold medals are listed below. Host nation Brazil finished in 13th place with 7 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze, a total of 19 medals.

To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the Sort both.gif icon next to the column title.

Americas

Asia

Europe

Applicant cities

In June 2008, these cities were not chosen to continue:

Asia

Europe

References


Olympic rings without rims.svg Olympic Games
Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912, (1916), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
Winter Games: 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
Athens 2004Turin 2006Beijing 2008Vancouver 2010London 2012Sochi 2014Rio 2016Pyeongchang 2018Tokyo 2020

Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games

Olympic rings without rims.svg Youth Olympic Games
Summer Games: 2010, 2014, 2018
Winter Games: 2012, 2016
Singapore 2010Innsbruck 2012Nanjing 2014
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