The moment has arrived as Rio 2016 is here upon us, and sports fans, irrespective of whether it is athletics, badminton, tennis, will have their eyes on Brazil. More than 10,000 athletes from 207 countries will battle it out for one of the most superior prizes in a sportsman/woman career â€“ Olympic gold medal. Nothing can beat the emotion, which one attains after winning an event in Olympics.
Some of the athletes participating in Rio have been preparing for the event right after the conclusion of the last Olympics Games in London, with the hope of making it big. They will leave no stone unturned to make a lasting impression in their respective sports, which shall be watched world over.
With Olympics being the biggest sporting spectacle in the earth, the quadrennial event promises to be entertaining. Here are some reasons why one should not miss Rio 2016 Olympics.
The fastest man on the planet has won everything that is there to be won in the track and field, but he is not done yet. 'Lightning Bolt' has some huge ambitions in Rio. Not only does he want to attain the three-peat by winning the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay, he wants to become the first person in history to run 200m in sub 19s, which is going to bamboozle experts as well. The Jamaican has spoken of participating in Tokyo 2020, but if he completes the three-peat and runs sub-19s, he might just bid adieu to the sport from Rio. Hence, this could be the last Olympics, Bolt will participate in. Would you want to miss it? The choice is yours.
India and their Olympic quest
Though athletes like Bolt will be keen to create history with some individual records, India, who have sent their largest Olympics contingent ever, will look to go back home with a rich medal haul. Nearly 119 Indian athletes are participating in various sports, and there have been discussions, stating India will return with their best medal haul. India might be known all around the world as a cricket nation, but an impressive performance of athletes in various sports in Rio can inspire kids to take up Olympic sports as well. It could be a turning point in India's Olympics history.
Rio Olympics â€“ from backfoot to frontfoot
For the last 12 months or so, Rio Olympics has grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons. Zika virus, leading to withdrawal of players, various kinds of pollution and Games Village have not drawn a great picture, but this upcoming 17 days (Aug.5 -21) can change the entire scenario. For that to happen, the organisers must keep a strong watch on each and everything, providing best of facilities to the players, supports staff and the travelling tourists. If the quality and facilities provided to the athletes in the venues is world-class and lauded by the players, it will help erase all the negative things associated before the Rio Olympics started. A successful report card after the Games is what matters the most.
Social media will go into frenzy
The social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram have always been active during major world events, and users feel free to express themselves, and support their players in Rio via such sites. Each and every medal will be widely discussed on the micro-blogging site, thereby generating huge interest. Even if you are not a sports lover, you are going to catch the Rio Olympics craze sooner than later.
A refuge team for Olympics
There may be many firsts, which might shape in Rio, but one, which has already grabbed headlines are the ten refugees, who will be competing in Olympics 2016. This first refugee team, whose members will participate in sports like swimming, marathon and judoka, will compete under the Olympic flag. Such a positive move encourages refugees all around the world to celebrate as well.
This may not be directly related to Olympics, but come on, when we are talking about Brazil, how can we ignore the beautiful girls of the nation, their beaches and nightlife. The athletes also need time to relax, and it could perfectly suit the stars to take a stroll on the beach, and forget the pressure - for some time - which the Olympics brings on the table. However, talking about nightlife, it is the tourists, who are going to have a gala time in Brazil.