The 2016 Summer Olympics, most commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5th to 21st. A record number of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, are scheduled to take part. With 306 sets of medals, the games will feature 28 Olympic sports — including rugby sevens and golf, which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009. These sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília and Manaus.
Rio will become the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. These will be the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country, the first to be held entirely during the host country's winter season, the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Olympic flame was lit at the temple of Hera in Olympia on 21 April 2016, the traditional start of the Greek phase of the torch relay. On April 27 the flame was handed over to the Brazilian organizers at a ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.
The torch relay began its Brazilian journey on May 3 at the capital Brasília. The torch relay will visit more than 300 Brazilian cities (including all the 26 states capitals and the Brazilian Federal District), with the last part to be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The lighting of the cauldron during the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place during the opening ceremony on August 5.
Rio 2016, with more than 10,500 athletes, from all walks of life - race, ethnicity, gender and religion - will be the largest multi-cultural event on the planet this year.
Do you want to experience a brand new culture? Be involved in the multicultural community? Volunteer or present a pavilion at Mosaic - A Festival of Cultures? You can do all of this and more by becoming a member of the Regina Multicultural Council. We invite you to contact our office or visit our Becoming A Member page. We look forward to helping you connect culture and community in the City of Regina!
Celebrating 50 Years! June 1st to 3rd, 2017 Mark Your Calendar!
The Regina Multicultural Council is pleased to acknowledge our sponsors for 2016. We are so excited to have so many new and familiar faces on board for the 49th Anniversary of Mosaic and the many events and initiatives we put on throughout the year. To our valued sponsors, partners and friends, we thank you for your immense amount of support and guidance in helping to make multiculturalism visible on so many stages.Meet all our amazing sponsors!