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There is no use wasting time on the fact that The Olympics are the biggest multi-sports event in the world. With a history of almost 114 years of organized celebration, Olympics carries a whole new definition of sports, integrity, nationality and brotherhood in every four year.
The first registered games of Olympics were held in Athens of Greece in the year 1896. Since then the event grew in volume and magnanimity to attain a cult status by today's time.
The official logo of the Olympics is a set of five rings attached to each other signifying the five continents of the world. The easily recognized logo of Olympics suggests the coming together of the countries in these continents.
In 2016, the Olympics comes to Rio which is hosting this big even for the very first time in its history.
The opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics will witness the touch of mastery of many renowned artists and film makers.
The mascots of this edition of this great event Vinicius and is named after musician Vinicius de Moraes. The Paralympic mascot is called Tom, named after the musician Tom Jobim. The Olympic mascot represents Brazilian wildlife, primarily carrying design traits of mammals. The agility of cats, sway of monkeys and grace of birds.
The major sports events that will draw the attention of the spectators and media in 2016 edition are swimming, archery, football, table tennis, volleyball, boxing and weightlifting. All the competitions will be held in various venues and stadiums that are constructed or modified keeping in mind the Olympics. One of them which will host both opening and closing ceremony is Maracana Stadium
The number of countries participating in the Rio Olympics in 2016 goes up to more than 150 with the count of athletes touching the 10,000 mark.
The sheer grandeur that Olympics contains is beyond words and fictions, facts and figure. We have to just wait and watch as we move towards the due dates.