5 - 21 August 2016
New Zealand Olympic Travel
Rio de Janeiro
In 2016 Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will play host to the XXXIst Olympic Games, sharing its vibrant culture, majestic landscape and white-sanded beaches with the world.
The Olympic Games are the greatest celebration of sport in the world and New Zealand athletes will be there, giving it their all to achieve their dreams and inspiring New Zealanders to excel.
Around 200 athletes will earn a place in the New Zealand Olympic Team, proving they can finish in the top 16 at the Rio games. Among them will be medallists from London 2012 and athletes heading for second, third or even fourth games. The New Zealand Team will include athletes who will wear the Olympic rings and silver fern for the very first time.
During the 17 days of competition, 10,500 athletes from 205 nations will compete in 28 sports, vying for more than 300 gold medals. New Zealand is expected to compete in 20 sports including rugby sevens and golf, on the Olympic programme for the very first time in 2016. The Rio Games take place 5 - 21 August 2016.Register interest