The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro — a colorful location for South America's first Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 17 days of Olympic competition took place from Aug. 5-21. More than 11,300 athletes from 205 nations participated in 28 sports, including the highly anticipated reinstatement of golf and rugby.

Additionally, 10 athletes competed for the Refugee Olympic Team – the first of its kind – and marched under the Olympic flag before host nation Brazil in the Opening Ceremony. The groundbreaking ROT is comprised of athletes from four nations – Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Syria – and competing in judo, swimming, and track and field.

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By the Numbers
11,303 athletes
205 National Olympic Committees
306 medal events
28 sports, 42 disciplines
19 competition days (including soccer events)
32 competition venues
4 regions (Barra, Deodoro, Maracana, Copacabana)
45,000 volunteers