It’s hard to believe that four years have passed since we were the proud hosts of the London 2012 Olympics and is something that probably won’t happen again in our lifetime! This year, the sporting event is taking place in Brazil’s vibrant capital of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most visited places in the southern hemisphere.

Of course, our trusty gold medalists will be there to represent Great Britain. Collectively, Team GB secured 29 gold medals in the 2012 games and were ranked 3rd out of the 204 countries that participated. That’s pretty impressive, right?!

Hopefully GB’s successful team of athletes will bring more triumphs in the 2016 tournaments which is looking rather likely from our very own Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farrah, Andy Murray, Jessica Ennis-Hill and many more inspirational sports people. However it will be slightly different this year without track cyclist, Sir Chris Hoy who managed to bag 6 gold medals during his Olympic career.

There will be live coverage throughout the duration of this year’s games from the BBC who aim to broadcast the results from Maracanã. The Olympics will last for 3 weeks from 5th August – 21st August 2016 and will include 206 countries, 306 events and 37 venues.