Because Aero Jet Medical provides air ambulance service to people in need worldwide, not just domestically, a discussion about the 2016 Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil seems timely. This is the first year the Olympics have been held in a South American country, and the games will run from August 5th – August 21st.
Facts About the 2016 Olympic Games
The official site for the Olympic games has so much information concerning them such as: interesting facts about the individual athletes, information concerning the participating countries, and photos and videos. The torchbearers this year number 12,000, and countries crossed are Greece, Switzerland, and Brazil. At the Olympian site, the competition venues will be held in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracana.
Some fun facts about this year’s Olympics courtesy of Tracy Snyder and Kiko Itasaka with NBC News found in their article entitled, “Rio 2016: 16 Fun Facts About This Year’s Olympics,” include the fact that around 10,500 athletes from 206 countries are expected to compete. The mascot for Olympics 2016 is “Vinicius”, a yellow and blue creature representing Brazilian wildlife. There are 7.5 million tickets, ranging from $40 for some of the swimming events, to almost $3,000 for the best seats in the opening ceremony.
Another interesting bit of information is that athlete’s meals will consist of foods such as rice, black beans, and barbecue.
Also, around 85,000 soldiers and police will be deployed, twice as large as London’s security force in 2012.
New Events in Olympics 2016
In addition to all of the well-known sports represented each year (26 total including swimming, diving, gymnastics, cycling, etc.), two new sports have been added, those being golf (after a 112-year absence) and rugby 7’s, which only lasts 15 minutes per game!
Schedule of Olympics 2016 Events
Here in the United States, NBC will be carrying coverage of the games. NBC offers a very informative schedule of Olympic events here. It lists which day each event is taking place, distinguishing medal events from events for a particular day. This is an alphabetical list, so it is easy to determine when your favorite sport is being held.
Aero Jet Medical: YOUR Air Ambulance Jet Service
As stated above, Aero Jet Medical flies all over the world to care for those in need. In your travels, we hope that everything goes perfectly according to plans, but if an illness or accident occurs, we will have our air ambulance jet service there quickly to help you. You can reach us at (888) 632-5560 or simply click here for your Patient Flight Estimate.
If you’re choosing to stay home and watch the Olympics 2016 on TV, enjoy the games, and have fun cheering on your country!