The Olympics Past and Present

August 13, 2016 | YAG Facilitator

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Written by Aksan, member of Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group


After a long awaited four years, the Olympic Flame has been relit, starting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. This year the games are being held in Rio de Janeiro. Now for sixteen whole days, athletes from all around the world are going to give it their all to represent their country. This year the Summer Olympics consists of over eleven thousand athletes from over 200 nations world wide. During this time, representatives will need to compete in over 300 events for 28 sports. Each event will have a champion that will take home a gold medal and pride for his country.