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Rio Olympics 2016: guide

The Opening Ceremony of the XXXI Olympiad will be held in Rio, screening at 9am AEST Saturday August 6th on Seven.

Rio is the first city in South America to host the Games.

An estimated 10,500 competitors will take part in 41 disciplines across 28 sports. There are 306 medal events in Rio. There are 28 sports, two more than London 2012, with Golf and Rugby both returning.

The 37 competition venues are divided into four clusters around Rio; Barra Olympic Park, Deodoro Olympic Park, Copacabana and Maracanã, plus five cities outside Rio which will host some football matches; Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Salvador, São Paulo and Manaus.

Seven will present Live coverage for up to 16 hours each day. NB: Rio is 13hrs behind Sydney (9am AEST = 8pm Rio).

Seven will be undertaking the most extensive coverage of an Olympic Games ever, for the first time across Seven, 7TWO and 7mate. More than 1,000 cameras will capture the action.

Sourced from: TV Tonight.

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