The Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro will be opened on August 5. Here you find all information about the timetable and sports.
Held for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games in South America. Hosts of the games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 is the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The event begins with the opening ceremony on August 5 and ends on August 21.
The Olympic Games 2016 in the TV & stream
In Germany, ARD and ZDF broadcast the Olympics in the daily exchange. From Brazil, the public service broadcaster be transferred around 360 hours; the live stream can track sports coverage around the Olympics even up to 1000 hours.
The free live streams are accessible via sportschau.de (ARD) and sport.zdf.de (ZDF).
ARD Bobble and Gerhard Delling present at the “Olympia”telegram from Rio Alexander alternating, they are aided by guests and experts such as the swimming expert Franziska van Almsick. “ZDF Olympia live” hosted alternately by Katrin Müller-Hohenstein and Rudi Cerne.
Time difference between Rio and Europe
The competitions in Rio start at 8 P.m. local time, the latest disciplines will be held to 22:00. The time difference between Rio de Janeiro and Central European time is five hours. This means for the German TV viewers: lots of choices can be seen only in the evening and at night. The results of the previous day are presented therefore morning in a three-hour show – weekdays at 9:00, on Sundays already at 7:00.
Medals: the gold favorites are
Michael Phelps and Usain bolt are this year again the top favorites for Olympic gold.
Medals in total 306 competitions will be awarded at the XXXI summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. For the first time (after 112 years) include golf and Rugby back to the sports that are represented at the Olympic Games.
The German team for Rio 2016
Expected to be 425 athletes from Germany werdenbei the Olympics in Rio to best performances and medals to fight.
There are 47 Berliner, which is the main city in South America Athletic vertereten be. Goal is at least to repeat the medal yield of the games of London 2012. At that time German athletes total 44 medals bronze won, 11-time gold, silver 19 times and 14 times.
Of all the sports that will participate in the Olympic Games of 2016, maybe it’s the football that is creating greater expectation in Brazil. And not only because it is a national passion. With the confirmed presence of Neymar, the selection fight for their first gold medal in Olympic football history-both in male and in female. However, contrary to what many people think, football in the Olympics has a feature unusual itself: the games are played only in Rio de Janeiro. So, those who want to see the selection at the Olympics need to plan, since the offsets can be (very) long.
The explanation for this is simple: the table of games is extensive and the calendar is tight. Are 16 selections in the male and 12 in females, giving them a total of almost 60 games in less than a month. It happens in every Olympics, but in the case of Brazil, the distance is even greater.
The good news is that the stadiums outside of the River were refurbished for the 2014 World Cup, which guarantees a relative comfort to fans. On the other hand, you may need to travel by plane to accompany some games, especially if you want to watch the football, which has games scheduled for the far Arena from Amazon. To facilitate your planning, we split up some information about the cities that will be the headquarters of the football matches of the 2016 Olympic Games.