TOP 8 ATHLETES IN OLYMPIC GAMES , RIO OLYMPICS 2016
Olympics is the biggest event in the world hosting top athletes from around the globe. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is an upcoming major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
Already considered one of the finest Olympians of all-time, Usain Bolt is seeking his third hat-trick of medals as he enters the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in the hope of etching himself into the annuals of Olympic history.
Looking to build on the staggering 18 gold medals accumulated at four summer tournaments already, Michael Phelps is to become only the second swimmer in US history, after Dara Torres, to compete at five Olympic Games after announcing his return from retirement earlier this year. Whether he wins or not, his return will be worth the watch.
These will be the first Summer Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach. The host city of Rio de Janeiro was announced at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009. Rio will become the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.