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Aug 3 2016

2016 Rio Olympic Games

by Joseph M

brazilThe 2016 Summer Olympics begin this Friday, August 5, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although Rio is the primary locale for the games, venues will also be located in other Brazilian cities such as Sao Paolo and Brasilia.

This will be first Olympic Games held on the continent of South America, as well as the first games to be held in a primarily Portuguese-speaking country. Here is another interesting bit of trivia: because of its location in the Southern Hemisphere, the 2016 Summer games will be taking place during what is the winter season in most of Brazil.

To learn more about the Olympics, check out our selection of related materials on the topic. You can also learn more about the host country, Brazil, by browsing this list in our catalog.

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