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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Ceremonies


    08/09/09

    Two of the four bid cities propose beginning the Games with Opening Ceremonies in July, while the other two will propose openings in August. (Getty Images)
     Three of the four bid cities will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at their athletics venue. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the Olympic Ceremonies of Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Olympics.

    Chicago

    Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 22, 2016
    Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 7, 2016
    Name: Olympic Stadium
    Capacity: 80,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    Madrid

    Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 5, 2016
    Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 21, 2016
    Name: Olympic Stadium
    Capacity: 65,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    Rio de Janeiro

    Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 5, 2016
    Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 21, 2016
    Name: Maracana Stadium
    Capacity: 90,000
    Venue also used for football

    Tokyo

    Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 29, 2016
    Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 14, 2016
    Name: Olympic Stadium
    Capacity: 100,000
    Venue also used for athletics

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2016 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.
     
    Edited by Isia Reaves

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