2016 Rio Olympics Current Affairs

2016 Rio Olympics comes to an end

The 31st Summer Olympics (or 2016 Rio Olympics) hosted by Brazilian City, Rio de Janeiro ended after 16 days of sporting spectacle.

The games had seen participations of nearly 11,000 participants from 205 countries, including a first-ever refugee team featuring in 306 events of 42 sporting disciplines.

Key Facts

  • Medals Tally: United States ended the Games at the top of the medals tally. They finished with 46 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze.
  • Great Britain finished on second spot with 27 Gold, 23 Silver and 17 bronze. China finished on third position with a tally of 26 Gold, 18 Silver and 26 Bronze.
  • India finished at joint 67th position in the medals tally with two medals. They were won by Sakshi Malik (Bronze medal in 58 kg weight class of Wrestling) and PV Sindhu (Silver medal in Badminton).
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IOA President N Ramachandran bestowed with Olympic Order award

President Indian Olympic Association (IOA) N. Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement.

The award was formally bestowed upon him by the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.

About Narayana Ramachandran

  • He is an Indian squash administrator.
  • Currently he serves as current President of WSF (World Squash Federation) since 2008.
  • Since February 2014 he is serving the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
  • He is the brother of the former Chairman of BCCI and ICC, N Srinivasan.

About Olympic Order Award

  • Olympic Order Award is the highest award of the Olympic Movement. It is awarded in recognition of efforts worthy of merit in the cause of sport.
  • It was established in May 1975 as a successor to the Olympic Certificate by the International Olympic Committee.
  • The award is bestowed upon the recipient at the closing ceremony of each respective Olympic Games as per the tradition.

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