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The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, were a major international multi-sport event that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016.
More than 11,000 athletes competed from 207 National Olympic Committees which will include the debutants of Kosovo, South Sudan and Scotland. Padania and Quebec also would be competing in their first Olympics after they declare independence before the Olympics but they will compete under the Olympic flag for the time being. It is also known that this was the last Olympic Games where Belgium would participate; it is assumed Flanders and Brussels will debut as separate teams in 2020.