The Games of the XXXI Olympiad

The XXXI Olympiad in Rio is upon us. The Olympic Games to take place between August 5 – August 21, 2016, will boast a record number of athletes (10,500) from 206 countries. The games will feature 28 sports across 33 different venues around the host city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

When Can I Catch My Fave Sport?

At, we can’t wait for any and all events that involve either swimming or that take place in a pool! But how will we know when to tune in? Be sure to check out the full schedule of events so that you can cheer on your favorite athletes.

Light the Torch

Want to get the Olympics Games kicked off in style? Throw an opening ceremonies party! It’s simple to put together all of the décor and food that will earn you a gold medal! You can make large Olympic Rings using hula hoops and spray paint. You can make cupcakes with the colors of the representative countries. For these ideas and more, visit our Summer Olympics 2016 Board on Pinterest.

Why So Many Swimming Events?

Interested in the swimming events but not sure what the differences are between the swim strokes? No problem! We have defined all of those different strokes and events here on

Be In the Know for Rio

For the latest information on the XXXI Olympiad, be sure to check out for more event schedules, news, results, and more.