The 2016 Rio Olympics is one of the most prestigious sporting events that was just recently held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The remaining athletes who were still in Rio De Janeiro attended the event that was initiated by the Olympic Committee with the special participation of Brazil's Olympic Committee. Aside from the athletes, sports officials from around the world also attended the event to fulfill the closing ceremony of Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Although there were numerous constraints reported by the citizens, media, and other delegates from other countries, Brazil made a historic accomplishment for making 2016 Rio Olympics a success. Brazillian authorities mentioned from their closing remarks that they are happy that worldwide audiences as well as sports committees from each country, participated the event. The recent Olympics proved that Rio De Janeiro is capable of hosting another international event that could eventually wipe out all negative criticisms against the city as well as Brazil.
|Partial list of medal tally of 2016 Rio Olympics after the closing event with the presentation of Olympic medals|
In the case of Brazil, hosting a very large event is very significant to the country. Brazil has been experiencing political and economic meltdown due to rising inflation, unstable political legitimacy, and large street protesters. Hosting even for just a few weeks could regenerate economic stimulus for the country to rebuild its ailing economy. Former president Rousseau has just been ousted from her position as the head of state, which is now replaced by an interim government responsible for leading the nation before the Olympic started.
Brazil was also plagued by numerous reports of rampant heinous crimes brought about by snatching personal belonging of local and foreign tourists. Robbery, burglary, theft, and physical harm haunts the safety of all tourists who were in Rio De Janeiro, risking the safety of other tourists in the area. Despite public safety dilemma, Brazil still successfully hosted Rio Olympics, which is the first for the Latin American region. Brazil Olympic Committee is poised to further improve the image of Rio De Janeiro and the rest of the country even after the Olympics.
Japan is set to host the next edition of Olympics that will be held after four years from now. This will be in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The country started constructing numerous sporting facilities as part of its Olympics preparation after four years. During the closing ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe blessed the program and invited the guests to plan their trip on 2020 in Tokyo to attend the quadri-annual sporting event.
Here is the complete final medal tally after the closing event of 2016 Rio Olympics
|top 20 with the highest number of 2016 Rio Olympic medals|
Obviously, the United States tops the list with 46 gold, 37 silver, and 38 bronze, with a total of 121 medals. Great Britain came in second place with 27 gold, 23 silver, and 17 bronze with a total of 67 medals. China came in the third spot with 26 gold, 18 silver, and 27 bronze medals, to have a total of at least 70 medals. Rounding of to the top 10 spot is Russia, Germany, Japan, France, South Korea, Italy, and Australia. For top 20, the Netherlands, Hungary, Brazil, Spain, Kenya, Jamaica, Croatia, Cuba, New Zealand, and Canada rounds the list.
|Ranked 20 to 40 countries after the final 2016 Rio Olympic medal tally|
|Ranked 40 to 60 countries|
|Ranks 61 to 78th spot|
Mexico is at rank 61. Algeria and Ireland landed on the 62nd spot. Lithuania is in the 64th spot. Bulgaria and Venezuela placed on 65th rank. India and Mongolia are in the 67th spot. Burundi, Grenada, Niger, the Philippines, and Qatar are in the 69th position. 74th position goes to Norway. Egypt and Tunisia are in the 75th spot. Israel landed on the 77th spot. Austria, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Morocco, Moldova, Nigeria, Portugal, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates are all in the 78th spot.
Unfortunately, the following countries on the bottom of the list failed to claim any medal at 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Hopefully, in the next season of Olympics, countries who failed to claim a medal will soon clinch a medal or probably make a history for their home countries for the next edition of Olympics.
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