A historic moment: 2016 Summer Games will be the first time that a South American country has been selected to host the games.
350K-500K foreign visitors are expected to visit Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Games
30+ venues will host the games in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, São Paulo, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and Manaus
10,000+ athletes will be participating in the 2016 Olympic Games
306 competitive events will be held during the 2016 Olympic Games
A fleet of 21 jumbo jets would be required to fly 10,000 athletes out to Rio. That's a total space the size of 21 football pitches.
About 140,000 people are needed to host the Games in August. Of those, 90,000 will be employees with a further 50,000 being volunteers.
Brazil waives visa requirements for U.S., Canadian, Australian and between June 1 and September 18.
- Rio hotel room prices have jumped from an average of £67 ($97) to £196 ($283.80) a night (191.7% increase), with only 14% of official hotel rooms left available (as of April 27, 2016).
- The International Olympic Committee expects approximately 3.6 billion global viewers of this year's games, of whom more than three billion will be using additional 'second-screen' devices while watching the games -- that's the entire population of China, India and United States combined.
- In total, about 7.5 million tickets for the Rio games will be on sale. So far, 60% have been sold (as of April 2016). There have been long-held concerns over slow ticket sales for Rio. An unstable political environment, lagging economy and worries over the Zika virus are likely to contribute to lower ticket sales. But organisers point out that historically Brazilians tend to leave ticket purchases until the last minute.