Rio de Janeiro, 2016
In October 2009 Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil, was named to be the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, following London in 2012. Rio will become the first South American city to host the Olympic Games. The Games are scheduled to be held from 5 to 21 August 2016. The sports of golf and rugby union have been added to the program for the 2016 Games. See full list of sports.
- About the London 2012 Games.
- all about Brazil at the Olympics.
- Brazil will also host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.