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1,000 times gold

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Team USA just passed a major milestone, earning 1,000 gold medals in the Summer Olympics since their inception in 1896. That's more than double any other country's count. Here, you can see when, how and by whom each of those first thousand golds was earned.

Which Olympic sport fits your body?

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Celebrate your stubby legs, your spider-monkey arms, your giant feet! Nearly every body has Olympic traits.

Office Olympics

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Inspired by Rio 2016? Here are some exercises that you can do in your office.

Rio 2016 medal count

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Full results, leaders by socioeconomic indicators and comparison by geopolitical groups.

Sizing up the Olympics

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You’d need nearly 700 million table tennis balls to cover the surface of the Olympic golf course in Rio. We took a look at the scale of the courts and equipment of the Summer Games.

Citius, altius, fortius

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Which countries run faster, jump higher and hit harder than any other? If we look at medals, the United States leads all categories.

THE FASTEST

USA

295

218

 

169

 

Australia

49

 

52

 

59

 

East Germany

42

34

24

Netherlands

21

18

18

19

19

12

Hungary

Britain

17

36

38

Japan

17

17

25

15

25

32

Soviet Union

13

21

14

Jamaica

10

15

7

China

Includes track and field events with distances up to 400 meters and swimming events up to 200 meters.

THE HIGHEST

USA

77

 

64

 

43

 

Soviet Union

11

 

11

 

21

 

Russia

11

11

11

Poland

6

7

2

Britain

5

11

6

East Germany

5

6

4

Sweden

5

5

11

4

3

5

Germany

Romania

4

3

1

West Germany

4

2

0

Includes track and field events (high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump and similar) and trampoline.

THE STRONGEST

USA

165

 

130

 

135

 

Soviet Union

143

 

94

 

75

 

Japan

69

38

48

Cuba

54

43

46

China

47

25

28

Finland

44

46

53

Russia

43

38

46

40

36

49

Hungary

South Korea

38

38

44

Turkey

38

22

23

Includes track and field throwing events (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin...), tug of war, judo, taekwondo, boxing, wrestling and weightlifting.

 

THE FASTEST

USA

295

218

 

169

 

682

 

Australia

160

 

49

 

52

 

59

 

East Germany

42

34

24

100

 

Netherlands

21

18

18

57

 

19

19

12

Hungary

50

Britain

17

36

38

91

 

Japan

17

17

25

59

 

Soviet Union

15

25

32

72

13

21

14

Jamaica

48

 

10

15

7

China

32

 

Includes track and field events with distances up to 400 meters and swimming events up to 200 meters.

THE HIGHEST

184

 

USA

77

 

64

 

43

 

43

 

Soviet Union

11

 

11

 

21

 

33

 

Russia

11

11

11

15

 

Poland

6

7

2

22

Britain

5

11

6

15

 

East Germany

5

6

4

21

 

Sweden

5

5

11

4

3

5

Germany

12

8

 

Romania

4

3

1

West Germany

6

 

4

2

0

Includes track and field events (high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump and similar) and trampoline.

THE STRONGEST

USA

165

 

130

 

135

 

430

Soviet Union

143

 

94

 

75

 

312

 

Japan

69

38

48

155

 

Cuba

54

43

46

143

 

China

47

25

28

100

Finland

44

46

53

143

 

Russia

43

38

46

137

 

40

36

49

Hungary

125

South Korea

38

38

44

120

 

Turkey

38

22

23

83

 

Includes track and field throwing events (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin...), tug of war, judo, taekwondo, boxing, wrestling and weightlifting.

 

THE FASTEST

THE HIGHEST

THE STRONGEST

USA

USA

USA

295

218

 

169

 

77

 

64

 

43

 

165

 

130

 

135

 

Australia

Soviet Union

Soviet Union

49

 

52

 

59

 

143

 

94

 

75

 

11

 

11

 

21

 

East Germany

Russia

Japan

42

34

24

11

11

11

69

38

48

Netherlands

Poland

Cuba

21

18

18

6

7

2

54

43

46

19

19

12

Hungary

Britain

China

5

11

6

47

25

28

Britain

East Germany

Finland

17

36

38

5

6

4

44

46

53

17

17

25

Japan

Sweden

Russia

5

5

11

43

38

46

Soviet Union

15

25

32

4

3

5

40

36

49

Germany

Hungary

13

21

14

Jamaica

Romania

South Korea

4

3

1

38

38

44

West Germany

Turkey

10

15

7

China

4

2

0

38

22

23

Includes track and field events with distances up to 400 meters and swimming events up to 200 meters.

Includes track and field events (high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump and similar) and trampoline.

Includes track and field throwing events (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin...), tug of war, judo, taekwondo, boxing, wrestling and weightlifting.

 

See the Olympic city in 360º

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Explore the neighborhoods and meet the people of Rio de Janeiro, a city transformed to host its first Games.

Who are the athletes with the most summer Olympics medals?

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Michael Phelps has more golds than countries like Jamaica (17) or Mexico (13). He has as many medals (22) as Morocco, and more than Lithuania or Colombia.

Michael Phelps

United States

SWIMMING

1

18

2

2

Larisa Latynina

Soviet Union

GYMNASTICS

2

9

5

4

Paavo Nurmi

Finland

TRACK AND FIELD

3

9

3

0

Mark Spitz

9

 

1

 

1

 

9

 

1

 

0

 

Carl Lewis

8

4

0

Birgit Fischer

8

3

1

Sawao Kato

8

3

1

J. Thompson

8

2

1

Matt Biondi

8

0

0

Ray Ewry

1

2

3

Michael Phelps

United States

SWIMMING

Larisa Latynina

Soviet Union

GYMNASTICS

Paavo Nurmi

Finland

ATHLETICS

18

2

2

9

5

4

9

3

0

4th

 

USA

 

Swimming

 

9

 

1

 

1

 

Mark Spitz

9

 

1

 

0

 

5th

 

USA

 

Track and field

 

Carl Lewis

8

4

0

6th

 

Germany

 

Canoeing

 

Birgit Fischer

8

3

1

7th

 

Japan

 

Gymnastics

 

Sawao Kato

8

3

1

7th

 

USA

 

Swimming

 

Janny Thompson

9th

 

USA

 

Swimming

 

8

2

1

Matt Biondi

10th

 

USA

 

Track and field

 

8

0

0

Ray Ewry

Raising Gold

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At just 19, Katie Ledecky is the most dominant swimmer in the world. Having already set 11 world records, she’s a favorite to win at the Rio Olympics in the women’s 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles. Behind her success is a strong community, loving family and an unmatched mental toughness.

Where all that Olympic money goes

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Olympic executives cash in on a ‘Movement’ that keeps athletes poor.

NBC is paying

TOP sponsors such as Panasonic, Coca Cola and Visa pay

$4.4b

to televise the Games for 2014-2020.

$25-50m

per year

International Olympic

Committe (IOC)

Estimated annual income 2013-2016

$1.375b

$1.375b

From that,

IOC keeps

10%

IOC President Thomas Bach gets an allowance of

$251,000

and lives in a 5-star hotel.

The rest flows down

into the Olympic

Movement.

IOC members travel first class, stay in luxury hotels, and get paid up to

90%

$900

per day

Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games

International Sports Federations

National Olympic Committees

(NOC)

IAAF for track and field, FINA for swimming, etc.

For example, U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

$520m

$520m

London

2012

went to NOCs after 2012 London Games.

went to 28 summer sport federations after London Games.

$1.347b

Rio

2016

$1.5b

U.S. Olympic Committee

$230m

Average annual income for the USOC, only NOC to get mandated cuts of NBC and TOP sponsor money, and also raises its own money through fundraising and sponsorships.

National Governing Bodies (NGBs)

The USOC has a

$49m

They oversee individual Olympic sports in the U.S., like USA Track and Field and USA Swimming. The NGBs compete for USOC money, and raise money through sponsorships, fundraising and memberships.

payroll, and about 600 employees.

CEO

Scott Blackmun

$1m

14 other executives

$200,000

 

or more each

121 employess

$100,000

 

or more each

Only 66 earned this amount on 2009

USA Track and Field CEO

Athletes

Max Siegel

Some athletes can make big endorsement money, but most get by on stipends and charity.

$1.1m

USA Swimming CEO

Chuck Wielgus

$854,000

USA Triathlon CEO

Rob Urbach

$362,000

Track and field

$17,000

Average 2015 income for 150 U.S. athletes who ranked in the top 10 in their event, according to a grant-making nonprofit.

An athlete on each of the sports can make in a year in stipends up to...

Swimming

Triathlon

Rowing

$20,000-

40,000

$20,000

$42,000

TOP sponsors such as Panasonic, Coca Cola and Visa pay

Some IOC members will get

paid more to watch the Rio

Games than many Team

USA members will get

paid to compete in

the Rio Games.

$25-50m

per year

International Olympic

Committe (IOC)

IOC members travel

first class, stay in

luxury hotels, and

get paid up to

Estimated annual income 2013-2016

$1.375b

$1.375b

$900

NBC is paying

From that, IOC keeps

per day

$4.4b

10%

to televise the Games for 2014-2020.

IOC President Thomas Bach gets an allowance of

The rest flows down into the Olympic Movement.

$251,000

and lives in a 5-star hotel.

90%

National Olympic Committees

International Sports Federations

Organizing Committees

for the Olympic Games

The IOC doesn’t actually put on the Games; they outsource that to organizing committees.

For instance:

The IOC sends money

out to the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOC), like the U.S.

Olympic Committee (USOC).

35 federations oversee the sports for the Summer and Winter Olympics (IAAF for track and field, FINA for swimming, etc.)

$520m

$520m

went to NOCs after 2012 London Games.

went to 28 summer sport federations after London Games, $199m went to 7 winter sport federations after Sochi Games.

London

2012

$1.347b

OTHER NOCS

OTHER NOCS

Rio

2016

$1.5b

U.S. Olympic Committee

FUNDRAISING

SPONSORSHIPS

$230m

Average annual income for the USOC, only NOC to get mandated cuts of NBC and TOP sponsor money, and also raises its own money through fundraising and sponsorships.

National Governing Bodies (NGBs)

The USOC has a

$49m

They oversee individual Olympic sports in the U.S., like USA Track and Field and USA Swimming. The NGBs compete for USOC money, and raise money through sponsorships, fundraising and memberships.

payroll, and about 600 employees.

CEO

 

Scott Blackmun

$1m

14 other executives

USA Track and Field CEO

Athletes

$200,000

Some athletes can make big endorsement money, but most get by on stipends and charity.

or more each

Max Siegel

$1.1m

USA Swimming CEO

Chuck Wielgus

USA Track and Field athletes can make make more than $100,000 through performance-based stipends, but most make far less.

$854,000

USA Triathlon CEO

Rob Urbach

121 employees

$362,000

$100,000

or more each

Only 66 earned this amount on 2009

Track and field

Swimming

Triathlon

Rowing

$17,000

$42,000

$20,000

$20,000-

40,000

Average 2015

income for 150

U.S. athletes who

ranked in the top 10

in their event, according

to a grant-making nonprofit.

Amount an athlete on each of the sports can make in a year in stipends.

When women started participating in the Olympics

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Women have not always been allowed to participate in the Olympic Games. No women participated in Athens in 1896; only 22 women competed in 1900. It wasn’t until 2012 that all sports had female or mixed categories, once boxing finally allowed women.

ONLY FOR

MEN

FOR MEN AND

WOMEN OR MIXED

ONLY FOR

WOMEN

...but women were not allowed

to compete until 2012.

Boxing has been an

Olympic sport since...

2016

1900

RUGBY

1904

2012

BOXING

2008

BMX

1896

2004

WRESTLING

2000

TAEKWONDO

2000

TRAMPOLINE

TRIATHLON

2000

1912

2000

MODERN PENTATHLON

1900

2000

WATER POLO

1896

2000

WEIGHTLIFTING

1996

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

MOUNTAIN BIKE

1996

SOCCER

1900

1996

1992

BADMINTON

JUDO

1992

1964

TABLE TENNIS

1988

CYCLING (TRACK)

1896

1988

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

1984

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

1984

CYCLING (ROAD)

1896

1984

HOCKEY

1908

1980

BASKETBALL

1976

1936

HANDBALL

1936

1976

ROWING

1900

1976

CANOE SLALOM

1972

SHOOTING

1968

1896

VOLLEYBALL

1964

CANOE SPRINT

1940

1936

TRACK AND FIELD

1896

1928

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

1928

1896

FENCING

1924

1896

EQUESTRIAN

1912

DIVING

1904

1912

SWIMMING

1912

1896

ARCHERY

1900

1904

GOLF

2016

1900

TENNIS

1896

1900

SAILING

1900

ONLY FOR MEN

FOR MEN AND WOMEN OR MIXED

ONLY FOR WOMEN

Boxing has been an Olympic

sport since 1904...

... but women were not allowed

to compete until 2012.

1896

1908

1924

1936

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

Rugby

Boxing

BMX

Wrestling

From 2004 to 2012, women could only participate in the freestyle category.

Taekwondo

Trampoline

Triathlon

1896

1908

1924

1936

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

Modern pentathlon

Water polo

Weightlifting

Beach volleyball

Mountain bike

Soccer

Badminton

Judo

Table tennis

Cycling (Track)

1896

1908

1924

1936

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

Rhythmic gymnastics

Synchronized swimming

Cycling (Road)

Hockey

Basketball

Handball

Rowing

Canoe slalom

Shooting

Volleyball

1896

1908

1924

1936

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

Canoe sprint

Track and field

Artistic gym.

Women’s individual competition starts in 1952. Before, women could only compete in teams.

Fencing

Equestrian

Diving

Swimming

Archery

Golf was cut from the Olympics after 1904, but is making a comeback in Rio.

Golf

Tennis

Sailing

Sailing events had mixed categories and male categories until 1984, when women categories were added.

1896

1908

1924

1936

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

EVENTS ONLY FOR MEN

EVENTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN OR MIXED

EVENTS ONLY FOR WOMEN

Boxing has been an Olympic

sport since 1904...

... but women were not allowed

to compete until 2012.

1896

1904

1912

1924

1932

1948

1956

1964

1972

1980

1988

1996

2004

2012

Rugby

Boxing

BMX

Wrestling

Until 2012, women could only participate in the freestyle category.

Taekwondo

Trampoline

Triathlon

1896

1904

1912

1924

1932

1948

1956

1964

1972

1980

1988

1996

2004

2012

Modern pentathlon

Water polo

Weightlifting

Beach volleyball

Mountain bike

Soccer

Badminton

Judo

Table tennis

Cycling (Track)

1896

1904

1912

1924

1932

1948

1956

1964

1972

1980

1988

1996

2004

2012

Rhythmic gymnastics

Synchronized swimming

Cycling (Road)

Hockey

Basketball

Handball

Rowing

Canoe slalom

Shooting

Volleyball

1896

1904

1912

1924

1932

1948

1956

1964

1972

1980

1988

1996

2004

2012

Canoe sprint

Track and field

Women’s individual competition starts in 1952. Before, women could only compete in teams.

Artistic gymnastics

Fencing

Equestrian

Diving

Swimming

Archery

Golf

Golf was cut from the Olympics after 1904, but is making a comeback in Rio 2016.

Tennis

Sailing

Sailing events had mixed categories and male categories until 1984, when women categories were added.

1896

1904

1912

1924

1932

1948

1956

1964

1972

1980

1988

1996

2004

2012

How Team USA dominates the Olympics

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 No matter how you look at it, the United States leads the historic medal tally. We break down the history of the modern Summer Olympics to see who the winners and losers are.

These countries have never won an Olympic medal

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A single Olympic gold medal is a huge accomplishment. Many countries have never earned one; more than 70 of them have never won a medal in the Summer Olympics. Two (South Sudan and Kosovo) have not yet participated, but will have their debut in Rio de Janeiro.

Countries that have never

won a Summer Olympics medal

AFRICA

Angola

Liberia

Benin

Libya

Madagascar

Burkina Faso

Cape Verde

Malawi

Mali

Central African R.

Chad

Mauritania

Rwanda

Comoros

Congo

S. Tomé and P.

Dem. Rep. Congo

Seychelles

Equatorial Guinea

Sierra Leone

Gambia

Somalia

South Sudan

Guinea

Swaziland

Guinea-Bissau

Lesotho

ASIA

Bangladesh

Myanmar

Bhutan

Oman

Brunei

Palestine

Cambodia

Timor-Leste

Laos

Turkmenistan

Maldives

Yemen

EUROPE

Albania

Liechtenstein

Andorra

Malta

Bosnia and H.

Monaco

Kosovo

San Marino

NORTH AMERICA

Antigua and B.

Honduras

Aruba

Nicaragua

Belize

S. Kitts and N.

Cayman Islands

Saint Lucia

Dominica

S. Vincent & G.

El Salvador

British Virgin I.

OCEANIA

American Samoa

Nauru

Cook Islands

Palau

Micronesia

Papua New G.

Fiji

Samoa

Guam

Solomon I.

Kiribati

Tuvalu

Marshall I.

Vanuatu

SOUTH AMERICA

Bolivia

No medals

No gold medals

Atlantic

Ocean

Pacific

Ocean

Pacific

Ocean

Indian

Ocean

Countries that have never won a Summer Olympics medal

AFRICA

Angola

Liberia

S. Tomé and P.

Congo

Benin

Libya

Seychelles

Dem. Rep. Congo

Madagascar

Burkina Faso

Sierra Leone

Equatorial Guinea

Somalia

Cape Verde

Malawi

Gambia

Mali

South Sudan

Central African R.

Guinea

Swaziland

Chad

Mauritania

Guinea-Bissau

Rwanda

Lesotho

Comoros

ASIA

NORTH AMERICA

Bangladesh

Myanmar

Antigua and B.

Honduras

Bhutan

Oman

Aruba

Nicaragua

Brunei

Palestine

Belize

S. Kitts and N.

Cambodia

Timor-Leste

Cayman Islands

Saint Lucia

Laos

Turkmenistan

Dominica

S. Vincent & G.

Maldives

Yemen

El Salvador

British Virgin I.

OCEANIA

EUROPE

American Samoa

Nauru

Albania

Liechtenstein

Cook Islands

Palau

Andorra

Malta

Micronesia

Papua New G.

Bosnia and H.

Monaco

Fiji

Samoa

Kosovo

San Marino

Guam

Solomon I.

Kiribati

Tuvalu

SOUTH AMERICA

Marshall I.

Vanuatu

Bolivia

No medals

No golds

EUROPE

ASIA

NORTH

AMERICA

Pacific

Ocean

Atlantic

Ocean

AFRICA

SOUTH

AMERICA

Indian

Ocean

Pacific

Ocean

AUSTRALIA

AND OCEANIA

Countries that have never won a Summer Olympics medal

AFRICA

Angola

Liberia

S. Tomé and P.

Congo

Benin

Libya

Seychelles

Dem. Rep. Congo

Madagascar

Burkina Faso

Sierra Leone

Equatorial Guinea

Somalia

Cape Verde

Malawi

Gambia

Mali

South Sudan

Central African R.

Guinea

Swaziland

Chad

Mauritania

Guinea-Bissau

Rwanda

Lesotho

Comoros

ASIA

NORTH AMERICA

Bangladesh

Myanmar

Antigua and B.

Honduras

Bhutan

Oman

Aruba

Nicaragua

Brunei

Palestine

Belize

S. Kitts and N.

Cambodia

Timor-Leste

Cayman Islands

Saint Lucia

Laos

Turkmenistan

Dominica

S. Vincent & G.

Maldives

Yemen

El Salvador

British Virgin I.

OCEANIA

EUROPE

American Samoa

Nauru

Albania

Liechtenstein

Cook Islands

Palau

Andorra

Malta

Micronesia

Papua New G.

Bosnia and H.

Monaco

Fiji

Samoa

Kosovo

San Marino

Guam

Solomon I.

Kiribati

Tuvalu

SOUTH AMERICA

Marshall I.

Vanuatu

Bolivia

Watch from the air as Rio builds its 2016 Summer Olympics sites

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Since Rio de Janeiro won the bid for the 2016 Olympics in 2009, various areas in the city and nationwide in Brazil have been rebuilt to accommodate the venues.

A look at doping in the Summer Olympics

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Why there will be drug cheats at Rio, and why some won't be caught. A look at doping in the Summer Olympics.

How politics helped the USA to lead the medal table

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The U.S. lead is so large because of its volume (more people, more athletes) and its consistency. Some of its biggest competitors, such as Russia and Germany, have suffered too many political changes to contest the title. Still, even counting all the medals ever won by nations once in the Soviet Union, the United States is still No. 1.

Former

Soviet Republics

USA

Germany

Soviet

Union

Germany

573

1,010

Unified

team

West

Germany

East

Germany

Unified

team

Belarus

1,304

Ukraine

Kazakh.

Russia

1,936

2,403

1 medal

5

10

Germany

1896

1900

1904

1908

1912

1916

1920

1924

1928

1932

1936

1948

1952

1956

1960

1964

1968

1972

1976

1980

1984

1988

1992

1996

2000

2004

2008

2012

The Russian Empire

is not an equivalent

to Russia. Its extension

was more similar to the

Soviet Union than it is to

the current nation.

Russian

Empire

Estonia

Latvia

89

Soviet Union

Unified team

71

For 1956 to 1964,

Germany competes as

a unified team, though

it’s already separated.

98

103

42

96

50

FRG

GDR

91

Many of the former

Soviet republics

participated in

Barcelona 1992 as

a unified team.

99

40

66

The Soviet Union and

other communist

countries didn’t

participate in

Los Angeles 1984.

125

39

90

198

126

60

Unified

team

132

47

102

GER

112

82

63

65

89

46

90

50

73

41

80

44

KGZ

LAT

EST

LTU

BLR

GEO

ARM

TJK

UZB

MDA

AZE

UKR

KAZ

RUS

USA

2,403

Former Soviet republics

Soviet Union

Russia

1,936

1,010

395

Germany

Germany

East

Germany

1,304

573

1 medal

5

10

Germany

1896

1900

1904

1908

1912

1916

1920

1924

1928

1932

1936

1948

1952

1956

1960

1964

1968

1972

1976

1980

1984

1988

1992

1996

2000

2004

2008

2012

The Russian Empire

is not an equivalent

to Russia. Its extension

was more similar to the

Soviet Union than it is

to the current nation.

Russian

Empire

Estonia

Latvia

89

Soviet Union

Unified team

71

For 1956 to 1964,

Germany competes as

a unified team, though

it’s already separated.

98

103

42

96

50

FRG

GDR

Baltic

republics

are the first

to compete

alone after

the Soviet

Union era

ends.

91

Many of the former

Soviet republics

participated in

Barcelona 1992 as

a unified team.

99

40

66

The Soviet Union and

other communist

countries decided

not to participate in

Los Angeles 1984.

125

39

90

198

126

60

Unified

team

132

Germany

47

102

112

82

63

65

89

56

90

49

73

41

80

44

KGZ

LAT

EST

LTU

GEO

ARM

TJK

UZB

MDA

AZE

UKR

KAZ

BLR

RUS

USA

2,403

Former Soviet republics

Russia

Soviet Union

1,936

1,010

395

Germany

Germany

West

Germany

East

Germany

1,304

573

From Greece to Rio

Go to graphic

A brief history of the Olympic Games.

Polluted waters in Rio

Open graphic

In seeking to host the Summer Olympics, Brazil promised “green games for a blue planet.” It pledged to clean up waterways around future Olympic sites, including a lagoon in front of the planned Olympic Park, and to remove 80 percent of the sewage flowing into the bay where most sailing races would be held. It appears none of these goals will be reached when the Olympics open Aug. 5.

Airport

5 MILES

Guanabara

Bay

Deodoro

Alegria sewage

treatment plant

Marina da

Rio de Janeiro

Glória

Maracanã

Olympic

Botafogo

Arroio Fundo River

Park and

village

treatment unit

Camorim Lagoon

Barra

Copa-

Golf

cabana

venue

Atlantic

Sao

Ocean

Conrado

Marapendi

Barra de

Tijuca

Lagoon

Tijuca

Rodrigo de

Jacarepaguá

Lagoon

Lagoon

Freitas Lagoon

HUMAN ADENOVIRUS, ROTAVIRUS AND ENTEROVIRUS

Detected in 2015 by an Associated Press independent analysis of water quality.

BACTERIAL FECAL COLIFORMS

Exceeded the limit permitted under Brazilian law for secondary contact, such as boating, in June.

BEACHES

Judged unsafe for bathing in July by Brazil’s state government.

Airport

5 MILES

Guanabara Bay

 

Deodoro

Alegria sewage

treatment plant

Marina da

Port

Glória

Rio de Janeiro

Niterói

Maracanã

Botafogo

Olympic Park

Arroio Fundo River

and village

treatment unit

Camorim Lagoon

Barra

Copacabana

Golf venue

Sao

Atlantic Ocean

Conrado

Barra de

Tijuca

Tijuca Lagoon

Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon

Jacarepaguá Lagoon

HUMAN ADENOVIRUS, ROTAVIRUS AND ENTEROVIRUS

BEACHES

BACTERIAL FECAL COLIFORMS

Judged unsafe for bathing in July by Brazil’s state government.

Exceeded the limit permitted under Brazilian law for sec-

ondary contact, such as boating, in June.

Detected in 2015 by an Associated Press independent analysis of water quality.

Pictograms by Álvaro Valiño

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