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2016 Summer Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympics, known officially as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are a multinational sports event hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Games are scheduled August 5-21, 2016, and are governed by the International Olympic Committee. The 2016 Summer Olympics precede the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
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