Here are a few facts about the 27th edition of these Summer Olympic Games:

This is the first time Olympic Games will be held in South America.

10,500 athletes from 206 countries will take part in the Rio 2016.

The competition will last for 17 days in which 306 sports will be played, which includes 136 games for women, 161 for men and nine mixed.

The total money invested in organizing the event is: 37.6 billion Brazilian Real (10.24 billion Euro)

The slogan chosen for Rio Olympics is Viva sua paixão (Live your passion)

Golf and Rugby are the latest addition to the Summer Olympic games.

A total supply of 11 million meals, twenty thousand tennis balls, 1 lakh chairs and 34,000 beds

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