With the Rio Games just six months away, we take a look at some of the more interesting facts and figures in the lead-up to the first Olympics held in South America.

Six months to Rio

  • 2 new events: golf and rugby sevens
  • 4 venue zones: Copacabana, Maracana, Barra da Tijuca and Deodoro
  • 18 medals Canada won at the 2012 London Olympics: 1 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze
  • 42 sports features
  • 112 years since golf was last played at the Olympics
  • 206 countries
  • 230 holes in the top of the Olympic Torch
  • 306 medal events
  • 10,500 athletes expected
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