Opening the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The XXXIst Olympic Games will open this Saturday and will last from 5 August to 21st August 2016. A total of 10 500 athletes from 205 countries will participate to the competition in the Brazilian city.
The Olympic team of France will be composed of 395 sportsmen with Teddy Riner, competing in the judo competition, as the flag-bearer for the opening ceremony. It will be the most important delegation sent by France to the Olympic Games since the beginning of the games. The French will compete in 205 out of the 306 Olympic sport events. Our athletes are not only our Ambassadors in the field of sports but are also role models for the young ones.
The Embassy of France congratulates Botswana for its 10th participation to the Olympic Games with a team composed of 12 sportsmen who will compete in the athletics, swimming and judo events. The Embassy also wishes the greatest success and many medals to the team of Botswana!