- Two sports join the Games this year: golf and rugby sevens
- 42 sport disciplines will be represented in all
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony: August 5, 2016
Where: Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When: 8 p.m. ET on NBC (operating on a one-hour delay)
(CNN)As the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, officially kick off with the opening ceremony on August 5, here are some key facts and figures to celebrate the first Olympic Games hosted by a South American country.