Portugal competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Portuguese athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games since the nation's debut in 1912. The Olympic Committee of Portugal fielded a team of 92 athletes, 62 men and 30 women, across 16 sports at the Games.
The United States, represented by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from August 5 to 21, 2016. U.S. athletes have appeared in every Summer Olympics edition of the modern era, with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, which they boycotted.
Argentina's men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top two finish towards the final match of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City. Team roster. The following is the Argentina roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Olympic football gold had always eluded Brazil, until Rio 2016 that is, when an inspirational Neymar captained A Seleção to a long-awaited victory over Germany in the final. The Barcelona star sealed the title himself, scoring the winning penalty in the shootout to send a nation wild.
The Brazil women's football team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation. Team roster. The following was the Brazil squad in the women's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 athletes was officially named on 12 July 2016.
Switzerland competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Swiss athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except for a partial boycott of the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne as a protest to the Soviet invasion of Hungary.
India competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Indian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympics since 1920, although they made their official debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. 117 Indian athletes participated in Rio 2016, 63 men and 54 women, across 15 sports at the Games.
Jordan bought a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets in 2010 for a grossed-up value of $175 million. The Hornets are now worth $1.05 billion with Jordan owning 90% of the team. In addition to Nike, Jordan still has sponsorship deals with Hanes, Gatorade and Upper Deck 15 years after hanging up his hightops.
In 2000, the video game, Mia Hamm Soccer 64 was released for Nintendo 64. It was the first game to feature female athletes only and sold a "relatively high" 42,886 copies in the United States. Hamm was featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Time, and People.
In the spirit of that drive, and the occasion of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Instituto Ayrton Senna has released a new animated short. Created in collaboration with JWT and Le Cube, it tells the story of that great Grand Prix a quarter-century ago, in the man’s own words.
Olé, Pelé! He might be the greatest soccer player to ever step on the pitch but who is the Brazilian legend known simply as Pelé? Keep reading to learn 5 things about the iconic athlete who has the honor of lighting the torch during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Fernando Alonso is next, on the 20th place, thanks to a total cume of $36 million in 2016 ($34 million salary plus $2 million from ads). Lewis Hamilton’s co-driver Nico Rosberg made $21 million last year, not enough to help him make the top 100 list this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with 93 million dollars, followed by LeBron James and Leo Messi. The fourth sportsman is Roger Federer, who earned $64 million (58 from endorsements and 6 from tournaments). For Roger it's 3.7 million less than 2016, just because he didn't play from July to mid-January.
Messi finished the 2017-18 season as the top scoring player in the Top 5 European Leagues with 45 goals in all competitions. In November 2017, he agreed to a contract extension with Barcelona that will keep him with the club through 2020-21 and pay him an annual salary and bonus in excess of $80 million, making him the highest-paid for his work on the pitch.
According to Forbes’ 2017 Highest-Paid Athletes list, there’s a significant gap between the top three viz Ronaldo, James and Lionel Messi and the rest of the list. Ronaldo is the only athlete making over $90 million in salary and endorsements, with James at $86.2 million and Messi at $80 million. No one else is making even $70 million.
Ronaldo will make $93 million (£69 million) this year, according to Forbes, making him the fifth highest-paid celebrity in 2017 and highest ranked athlete in the world. Ronaldo began his professional soccer career in 2002 and became the first Portuguese player to ever sign for Manchester United.