Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics
August 5th 2016 -August 21st 2016
Rio Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Rio has a tall act to follow after the unforgettable delights of London 2012, but one can guess that the samba beat will be strong in the first Olympics to be held in South America. More than 10,000 of the fastest, strongest and most skilful athletes from more 200 nations will participate in the games, across 28 sports, including rugby sevens and golf. The top athletes taking part, in 33 venues such as the Maracana Stadium, include sprint phenomenon Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, while Team GB will be led by Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah, Tom Daley and Andy Murray.

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Where to Watch

BBC One 5th August 12:00 - 04:00 BBC Online 5th August 12:00 - 04:00 BBC One 6th August 12:00 - 04:00 BBC One 13th August 12:00 - 04:00 BBC One 14th August 12:00 - 04:00 BBC One 21st August 12:00 - 04:00





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