Olympic Games: Aug. 5-21 | Paralympic Games: Sept. 7-18
The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro — the ideal location for South America's first Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 17 days of Olympic competition will take place from Aug. 5-21. More than 10,500 athletes from 204 nations are expected to participate in 28 sports, including the highly anticipated reinstatement of golf and rugby. The 12-day Paralympic Games, to be held Sept. 7-18, will feature more than 4,350 athletes from 160 nations in 22 sports, including the debut of para-canoe and paratriathlon.