The Summer Olympic Games of 2016 will take place in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The games will be the first to be organised in South America and the third to take place in the
Southern Hemisphere, after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
To mark this great upcoming sporting event Luxembourg Post has released a special occasion stamp.
Olympics is an international multi sport event held in every four years. Rio de Janerio will host the next olympiad, the 2016 summer olympics games. It is scheduled to be held from 5th August to 21st August, 2016. This is the first olympics to be held in South America.
It is a big opportunity as well as challenge for Brazil to prove its excellence in organising world class events. The paralympics will also be held in Rio de Janerio from 7th September to 18th September.
There will be 28 sports and 38 disciplines in the upcoming olympic games. More than 10,500 athletes from 205 participating nations are expected to take part in this game.