Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rio Olympics get underway with a big bang

Despite many reservations by the players and athletes on standard of boarding and lodging and despite many hurdles by locals to stop the Olympic torch being carried to the arena, the Rio Olympics 2016 get underway with a big bang and colourful opening ceremony.

Brazil thus becomes the first ever Latin American country to host Olympics. There are 207 teams participating in the 31st Olympiad.

The Games have been disrupted by concerns over the Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus and problems with the city's security, infrastructure and venues, reports BBC.

The biggest set back has been to the Russian team which has been cut down to 271 athletes from an initial 389 following accusations of state-sponsored doping.

Read more about it at: BBC
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