Intro to the Summer Olympics

Intro to the Summer Olympics

The Olympic Games is such an amazing tradition that dates back centuries. Now, for a little over two weeks, the world comes together as their top athletes face off for the gold medal. Today, the master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs is going to answer a few of the questions you may have about the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(Image via nbcolympics.com)

How many athletes will be competing this year?

Every Olympics, thousands of athletes come to compete. This Olympic Games will see nearly 11,000 athletes compete for gold in their respective sport. Some countries, like the U.S.A., have over 500 athletes, whereas other countries, like Tuvalu, only have one athlete representing the entire country.

How many countries participate in the Olympics?

There will be 206 different nations competing in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. This is also a big year for the Olympics because it is the first time that there will be a team of refugees who are not representing a specific country.

How many sports are being played?

There are going to be 306 different events within 34 different sports. Many of the sports have different events, so an athlete may compete in a sport but only participate in certain events within that sport. For example, while Michael Phelps is competing in swimming, he is only participating in 3 of the different events.

How can I watch all my favorite events?

If you were hoping to watch all the different events, you sadly won’t be able to. This year, there will be over 6,500 hours of televised programming for the Olympic Games. However, NBC has made this helpful guide that will show you how to watch the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

This year’s Olympics are sure to be unforgettable, and the homes in the master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs are the perfect place for a watch party! To learn more about Caliterra in Dripping Springs, visit the Caliterra living website today.