2016 Rio Olympics

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Copacabana Beach with hundreds of thousands of onlookers during the evening prior to Rolling Stones’ concert in 2006
The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Jogos da XXXI Olimpíada), is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host city of the Games will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the Games will be held from August 5 to 21, 2016. There will be 30 competition venues mainly in Barra da Tijuca, but also in three other zones: Deodoro, Maracanã, and Copacabana where the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim will be held.

[edit] Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a 4 km beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world. And is site of several open water swims, including the King and Queen of the Sea, the 2007 Pan American Games and beach volleyball tournaments. Copacabana begins at Princesa Isabel Avenue and ends at Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six).

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