Countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

2016_121 June 2016, Rio ~ As of 23 June, there are 42 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where 200 human and equine athletes will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on 7 September, will welcome a further 78 athletes who will compete for 11 sets of medals across four days starting on 11 September.

The Summer Games will feature 42 sports with 306 events held at 37 venues for athletes from 206 countries.

All events will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with venues clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, of which 18 are already operational, eight will undergo some permanent works, seven will be totally temporary and nine are being constructed as permanent legacy venues.

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The full nominated entries are available through the FEI links (see the “Nations Participating” section at each link):