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Rio 2016 Guide

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Rio 2016 Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Rio 2016

Whether you’re watching from home or jet-setting to Rio, you won’t want to miss the most talked-about Olympic events of 2016. The 2016 Olympics will take place from Aug. 5 through 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oxygen Plus is not affiliated with the Olympic games, however the company is a proud sponsor of up-and-coming Olympic track cyclist Cheryl Fairweather, who is representing her home country of Belize in the Rio games. Click here to learn about how this elite athlete uses recreational oxygen to train and become the athlete she is today.

Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. EST. Every four years, the summer Olympics puts on quite a show at the Opening Ceremony. This year’s display will be no different, with a spectacular Parade of Nations and torch-bearing ceremony. Although ceremony details are typically kept secret, we do know that the famed Brazilian carnival is said to be a theme, according to event organizers.

Must-See Olympic Events & Projected Highlights

  • Saturday, Aug. 6: Men’s gymnastics qualifications and women’s 4x100m freestyle swimming relay; there’s to be a U.S.-Australia showdown during the women’s relay
  • Sunday, Aug. 7: Women’s gymnastics qualifications and men’s 4x100m freestyle swimming relay; the most decorated Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps, will swim in the relay to kick off what is likely to be his final Olympic run
  • Monday, Aug8: Men’s team final gymnastics and100m backstroke swimming finals
  • Tuesday, Aug9: Women’s team final gymnastics and women’s swimming 200m free final
  • Wednesday, Aug10: Men’s all-around gymnastics final and men’s swimming 100m free final
  • Thursday, Aug11: Women’s all-around gymnastics final and men’s 200m backstroke; watch out for the U.S., China, Russia and Romania in the women’s gymnastics portion
  • Friday, Aug12: Men’s 100m butterfly final; projected to be Michael Phelps’ final individual swim
  • Saturday, Aug13: Women’s tennis single medals matches and track and field; four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Serena Williams will defend her title during the single medals matches
  • Sunday, Aug14: Men’s tennis single finals, women’s gymnastics and track and field; Sprint superstar Usain Bolt will compete to be the first Olympic men’s runner to win the same individual event three times in a row
  • Monday, Aug 15: Men’s gymnastics apparatus finals, men’s 800m final and women’s 400m final
  • Tuesday, Aug16: Women’s artistic floor gymnastics and men’s high jump
  • Wednesday, Aug17: Women’s long jump and women’s 200m
  • Thursday, Aug. 18: Men’s 200m final; this event is expected to be the final individual Olympic race ever for Usain Bolt
  • Friday, Aug. 19: Women’s soccer final and men’s 4x100m final
  • Saturday, Aug20: Men’s diving platform final, men’s soccer final and men’s 4x400m relays; Brazil will compete for the gold medal on their home turf
  • Sunday, Aug21: Men’s basketball final and men’s marathon; the U.S. is expected to take its third gold in a row with LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Carmelo Anthony and other top performers

Rio 2016 Olympics Closing Ceremony: Sunday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. EST: Watch as the Olympians gather to close out the event with speeches, the Parade of Nations and, finally, the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.

What to Pack:

Heading to Rio to watch the showdown? You can have a can of recreational oxygen sent to your destination.

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