Rio is the location for the 2016 Summer Olympics, with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 5, 2016. The Games of the XXXI (thirty-first) Olympiad will close on August 21, 2016.
The Official website for the 2016 Summer Olympics will post live results, a list of the included sports, competition schedules, medal counts, and athlete biographies.
No time to check the website? Download the Rio 2016 mobile app for iPhone, Android, or Windows phone.
NBC will be providing televised coverage for the Rio Summer Games. Their website also offers video, news, blogs, results, schedules, medals, and information about the athletes and Team USA.
The Official website of the Olympic Movement contains many facts about the Olympic Games, both summer and winter, with options to search. Viewers can also learn about the City of Rio. Traveling there for the Olympics? Check out these websites for information about sights to see and safety basics:
- Fodor’s Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide
- Lonely Planet’s Travel Guide
- National Geographic’s Rio Travel Basics
- Travel Channel’s “How to Stay Safe in Rio”
Interested in Team USA? Follow them on the Team USA website
Check out the Olympic Torch Route. See where the torch is and the route it has taken.
The MCLS August Reader's Highlight newsletter features several Olympian biographies, be sure to check it out.