ALL EYES ON RIO Posted on 13th April 201613th April 2016 by OLYMPIC THEMED CORPORATE EVENTS Four years have flown by since London hosted a truly amazing Olympics in 2012. It only seems like yesterday that we were all enjoying amazing scenes such as the ‘Queen’ jumping out of a plane with James Bond in the opening ceremony, ‘Super Saturday’ where Team GB won three gold medals in the space of a few hours and Usain Bolt continuing his world dominance on the track in the sprint events. The 2016 Olympic Games is fast approaching and come the Opening Ceremony on August 5th, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro for two inspiring weeks of top class sporting endeavour. Just two years after hosting the Football World Cup, Brazil will again invite nations from around the world to compete in the wide range of Olympic events. In 2012, Brazil came 22nd in the overall medals table with 3 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals. Historically, host nations, due to the excellent public support and the privilege competitors feel to be representing their country at a home games, do very well in the medal table. Team GB finished third in 2012 with a fantastic 65 medals, including 29 Gold medals and Brazil will hope hosting this year’s Olympic Games will have a similar effect. 2016 will be the first Olympics held in South America and with this is mind, why not try Gable Events ‘Go for Gold’ Olympic themed multi-sport corporate event or add an Olympic twist to your school sports event? Wave your country’s flag and hear your national anthem played during the parade of ‘athletes’ then compete against other nations in up to 12 team building games for the chance to get on that winner’s podium and gain a gold, silver or bronze medal. You can even continue the theme into the evening with our ‘Go for Gold’ Olympic-themed corporate quiz event. Gable Events can also supply a full range of Latin American entertainment, music and food to bring some carnival flair and excitement to your Olympic-themed corporate sports event. Rio de Janeiro, one of the most popular and colourful countries in the world, promises to be an excellent host city. They are used to putting on a show with the annual Rio Carnival considered the biggest and best in the world. With numerous attractions, including the world famous Copacabana Beach and the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ Statue, visitors to the city this summer will not be short of things to do. Famously, one million spectators crowded onto the beach just a few years ago to greet the Pope during his visit to the South American country. It will be hard to top that during the 16 days of Olympic competition this year!