The Rio 2016 emblem is inspired by the organisers’ vision, which is: “All Brazilians uniting to deliver the greatest festival on earth and proudly advancing our national promise of progress.” It has, as its essence, the concepts of passion and transformation, which both reflect modern-day Brazil.
This positioning is supported by four pillars – harmonious diversity, contagious energy, exuberant nature, and the Olympic spirit.
The substance was melted and decontaminated to provide material for the medals.
Number of medals: 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze.
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Nearly half of the athletes could reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent could do so in less than 25 minutes.
Teddy Riner of France competes against Hisayoshi Harasawa of Japan during the Men's 100kg Judo Gold Medal contest on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Final torch bearer Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lifts the torch before lighting the Olympic Cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.