A spectacle unlike anything else, the Summer Olympic Games is the most watched sporting event in the world. And because it comes just once every four years, there is particular excitement and anticipation. This year’s summer Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opening Ceremonies will be Aug. 5. The action gets underway right after with amazing displays of athletic ability and skill, and heart-stopping competition from some of the best athletes in the world. Use the Olympics Guide to get tickets to some of these events. Tickets start at $1,409 for Opening Ceremonies and at $80 for individual events.
The Summer Olympics have been an every-four-years tradition since the 1896 Athens Games. Cancelled on during the years of World War I and World War II, the Summer Olympics currently have more than 300 events and feature more than 10,000 competitors from 205 countries The Brazil Games are the first ever held in South America.
Imagine the once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend some of these exciting events and witness firsthand the mystifying abilities of talented men and women from around the globe.
Tickets are available to the following sporting events: rowing, volleyball, artistic gymnastics, beach volleyball, tennis, judo, swimming, diving, track and field, trampoline and synchronized swimming,
You can even be in the crowd at the always-awe-inspiring Closing Ceremonies. This spectacle always amazes.
This year’s Games have particular intrigue. In track and field, record-setting sprinter Usain Bolt, of Jamaica, goes for his the Gold in his third straight Olympics.
Meanwhile, American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever with 18 Gold Medals, will attempt to qualify for Rio.
The always-entertaining U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams will also be on display, each packed with professional superstars looking to repeat as Gold Medal winners.
Watching the Olympic Games on TV is always a thrill, but being there in person is an experience that will last a lifetime.