Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 25 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (21, more than twice that of the second-highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (12), and Olympic medals in individual events (14, tied with Larisa Latynina).
Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast.
The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman (born May 25, 1994) is an American artistic gymnast. She was the captain of the United States women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the team and floor competitions, as well as a bronze medal on the balance beam, making her the most decorated American gymnast at the Games.
The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head. As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males.
John Peterson Saunders (February 2, 1955 – August 10, 2016) was a Canadian-American sports journalist from Toronto, Ontario.
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American supervillain film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name.
Nicole Johnson (July 12, 1985) is an American model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss California USA 2010. She was first runner-up in 2007.
Kathleen Genevieve "Katie" Ledecky (/ləˈdɛkʰi/; born March 17, 1997) is an American competition swimmer, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and nine-time world champion. She is the current world-record holder in the 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle (long course). She also holds the fastest times in the 500-, 1000-, and 1,650-yard freestyle events.
Laurie Hernandez (born June 9, 2000) is an American artistic gymnast of Puerto Rican descent. She is a member of the United States women's gymnastics team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Okto, stylised as okto, is a television channel in Singapore, managed by Mediacorp and caters to the youths and young adults of Singapore, similar to Channel U. It was formerly known as MediaCorp TV12 Central and airs on the frequency 495. 25 MHz. The word "okto" means "8" in Greek.
Proyecto 40, is a television network operated by TV Azteca in Mexico. Programming generally consists of news, informational and entertainment shows. XHTVM is the flagship station of the network.
No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. The game was released worldwide in August 2016. No Man's Sky's gameplay is built on four pillars — exploration, survival, combat and trading.
Ryan Steven Lochte (/ˈlɒkti/, LOCK-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and a 12-time Olympic medalist (six gold, three silver, three bronze), which ranks him tied second in swimming behind Michael Phelps. His seven individual Olympic medals rank near the top in men's swimming.
xHamster is a pornographic media and social networking site headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus. xHamster serves user-submitted pornographic videos, webcam models, pornographic photographs, and erotic literature, and incorporates social networking features. xHamster was founded anonymously in 2007.
Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the United States women's national gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions.
Béla Károlyi (Hungarian: Károlyi Béla; pronounced [ˈkaːroji ˈbeːlɒ]; born September 13, 1942) is a Romanian gymnastics coach of Hungarian descent. He was born in Kolozsvár, Hungary (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania). In his early coaching career, working with his wife Márta; he developed the Romanian centralised training system for gymnastics.
The page lists various individuals who have won multiple Olympic medals at either the Summer Olympic Games or the Winter Olympic Games. As of August 10, 2016, American swimmer Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals with 25 (21 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze).
Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, CB, CVO, OBE, TD, CD, DL (22 December 1951 – 9 August 2016) was a British landowner, businessman, philanthropist and Territorial Army general. He was the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster and The Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton.
The page lists individuals who have won three or more gold medals at the Olympics.
An all-time medal table for all Olympic Games from 1896 to 2016, including Summer Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games, and a combined total of both, is tabulated below. These Olympic medal counts do not include the 1906 Intercalated Games which are no longer recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as official Games.
Márta Károlyi (née Erőss; Hungarian: Erőss Márta; born August 29, 1942) is a Hungarian-Romanian gymnastics coach and the national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics. She and her husband, Béla, are ethnic Hungarians from Transylvania, Romania, and trained athletes in Romania, but defected to the United States in 1981.
Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos OIS, (born 12 April 1992) is a South African competitive swimmer who is an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion as well as the Commonwealth record holder in the 50 and 100-metre butterfly.
Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around Steven Universe (voiced by Zach Callison), who protects his hometown of Beach City alongside Garnet (voiced by Estelle), Amethyst (voiced by Michaela Dietz) and Pearl (voiced by Deedee Magno). The series was renewed for a fourth and fifth season in March 2016.
Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror web television series created by the Duffer Brothers. It was written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer and executive-produced by Shawn Levy. It stars an ensemble cast of Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.
Madison Taylor Kocian (born June 15, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast. She is a 2015 world champion on uneven bars and a two-time World Championships team member. She has been a U.S. National Team member on and off since 2009.
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.
The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics is being held from 3 to 20 August in Brazil. In addition to the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro, matches will also be played in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, São Paulo, and Manaus.
The Modern Olympics began in 1896, there have been 26 Summer Olympic Games held in 22 different cities and 22 Winter Olympic Games held in 19 different cities.
Harley Quinn (Harleen Frances Quinzel) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman. The character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992.
McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is an American former artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team and an individual silver medal in the vault event.
Margot Elise Robbie (born 2 July 1990) is an Australian actress and producer. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. She was later cast in the soap opera Neighbours (2008–2011), which earned her two Logie Award nominations.
Ian James Thorpe, OAM (born 13 October 1982) is an Australian swimmer who specialises in freestyle, but also competes in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and with three gold and two silver medals, was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
This is a chronology of deaths in 2016. Names are reported under the date of death. Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by surname or pseudonym.
The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, are a forthcoming international multi-sport event. Bidding for the games started in 2015, and the host of the Summer Olympic Games will be announced at the 130th International Olympic Committee Session in Lima, Peru on 13 September 2017.
The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIIes olympiade) (Japanese: 第三十二回オリンピック競技大会; Hepburn: Dai Sanjūni-kai Orinpikku Kyōgi Taikai) and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
India is competing 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 had their official debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
The 2012 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked by the number of gold medals won during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the capital of the United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Approximately 10,800 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 sports. Of the 204 NOCs participating, 85 received at least one medal; 54 won at least one gold medal.
Freestyle is a category of swimming competition, defined by the rules of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), in which competitors are subject to only limited restrictions on their swimming stroke, affording the swimmer great freedom in style. Freestyle races are the most common of all swimming competitions, with distances reaching 1500m (1650 yards).
The swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled to take place from 6 to 13 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The open-water marathon will be held on 15 and 16 August in Fort Copacabana.
The Fierce Five was the artistic gymnastics team that won the second team gold medal for the United States, and the first gold medal on international soil, in the women's team competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Originally referred to as the Fab Five, the five members of the team were Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber.
BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul.
The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920. Until the 1910s, most states disenfranchised women.
The 2016 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and one non-NOC team ranked by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Vietnam and debuting NOC Kosovo won their first Olympic gold medals through shooter Hoàng Xuân Vinh and judoka Majlinda Kelmendi respectively.
Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in seven events. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps, who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy's life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe.
Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian (born December 7, 1988) is an American competitive swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the long course 50-meter freestyle event. In his Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Adrian swam in the heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and earned a gold medal when the United States team won in the final.
The Girl on the Train (2015) is a psychological thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins. The novel debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list (combined print and e-book) dated February 1, 2015, and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks, until April 2015.
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (Hangul: 평창 동계 올림픽; hanja: 平昌 冬季 올림픽; RR: PyeongChang Donggye Ollimpik), commonly known as Pyeongchang 2018 and marketed in PascalCase as "PyeongChang", is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster (born 29 January 1991) is a British aristocrat. He is the third child and only son of the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and his wife Natalia Phillips, and assumed the title of Duke of Westminster on 9 August 2016 on the death of his father.
Nadia Elena Comăneci (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈnadi. a koməˈnet͡ʃʲ]; born November 12, 1961) is a Romanian former gymnast, winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She also won two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin (Russian: Анастасия "Настя" Валерьевна Люкина; born October 30, 1989) is a Russian American retired artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars.
Kristin Armstrong (born August 11, 1973) is a professional road bicycle racer and three times Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Before temporarily retiring to start a family in 2009, she rode for Cervélo TestTeam in women's elite professional events on the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and UCI Women's World Cup.
Paul Labile Pogba (born 15 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester United and the France national team. He operates primarily as a central midfielder and is comfortable playing both in attack and defence.
Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD (/ˈjuːseɪn/; born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest person ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, author, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. He is chairman of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests.
The Gladbeck hostage crisis was a hostage-taking crisis in that happened in August 1988 after an armed bank raid in Gladbeck, Germany. Two men with prior criminal records, Dieter Degowski and Hans-Jürgen Rösner, went on the run for two days through Germany and the Netherlands. On 18 August 1988 the hostage situation was put to an end in a police operation on the A3 motorway.
Thích is a Buddhist honorary title and Quảng Đức is descriptive of meritorious attributes: see dharma name. Thích Quảng Đức (1897—11 June 1963, born Lâm Văn Túc), was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quang Duc was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngô Đình Diệm.
Rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in August in Rio de Janeiro. The competition will take three days. The 2016 Summer Olympics marks the debut for rugby sevens at the Summer Olympics, though rugby union was last played at the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be held in three categories: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. All gymnastics events are staged at the Arena Olímpica do Rio (also known as the HSBC Arena) from 6 to 21 August.
Earth (otherwise known as the world, in Greek: Γαῖα Gaia, or in Latin: Terra) is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed about 4. 54 billion years ago.
Mariana "Lali" Espósito (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlali esˈposito]; born 10 October 1991), who records mononymously as Lali, is an Argentine actress, singer and songwriter. Espósito began her career as a child actress in 2003 when she joined the cast of the children's telenovela Rincón de Luz, created by producer Cris Morena.
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Jaden Smith's first movie role was with his father in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness.
Natalia Ayesha Grosvenor, Dowager Duchess of Westminster (née Phillips; born 8 May 1959) is the widow of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster.
Margaret Ives Abbott (June 15, 1878 – June 10, 1955) was the first American woman to win a gold medal in an Olympic event. She won the women's golf tournament, consisting of nine holes, with a score of 47, at the 1900 Paris Games. Abbott won a porcelain bowl for first place in golf.
Jared Joseph Leto (/lɛtoʊ/; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994).
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It took place in London and to a lesser extent across the United Kingdom from 25 July to 12 August 2012.
Enchantress (born: June Moone) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Bob Haney and artist Howard Purcell, and first appeared in Strange Adventures #187 (April 1966). The character has periodically been depicted as taking the role of an antihero.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Cupping is a pseudoscience, lacking good evidence it has any beneficial health effects, with some risk that it may be harmful.
Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger, III (born January 23, 1951) is a retired airline captain and aviation safety consultant.
The title Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Hugh Grosvenor, 3rd Marquess of Westminster. The present holder of the title is Hugh Grosvenor, having inherited the title on 9 August 2016 following the death of his father, Gerald. The present Duke is also a godfather of Prince George of Cambridge.
The United States, represented by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), is scheduled to compete 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.
The Suicide Squad, also known as Task Force X (the name of a closely related but independent supervisory organization), is a name for two fictional organizations appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The first version debuted in The Brave and the Bold #25 (1959), and the second version, created by John Ostrander, debuted in Legends #3 (1987).
Katinka Hosszú (pronounced [ˈkɒtinkɒ ˈhosːuː]; born 3 May 1989) is a Hungarian competitive swimmer, who specializes in individual medley events.
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (/ˈkɑːrə ˌdɛləˈviːn/ KAH-rə DEL-ə-VEEN; born 12 August 1992) is an English fashion model and actress. She signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009. Delevingne won the "Model of the Year" award at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014 and has appeared in shows for houses including Burberry, Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jason Wu.
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad (French: Jeux olympiques d'été), first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four years. The current Summer Olympic Games are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee organizes the games and oversees the host city's preparations.
Larisa Semyonovna Latynina (Ukrainian: Лариса Семенівна Латиніна, Russian: Лари́са Семёновна Латы́нина; born 27 December 1934) is a former Soviet gymnast. Between 1956 and 1964 she won 14 individual Olympic medals and four team medals. Her total of 18 Olympic medals was a record for 48 years until surpassed by American swimmer Michael Phelps on 31 July 2012.
Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is an American retired artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson is also a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist, winning the team titles in 2007 and 2011, as well as titles in the all-around, uneven bars, and balance beam in 2007.
Shang Chunsong Chinese: 商春松 (born March 18, 1996) is a senior elite Chinese artistic gymnast. She represented China at the 2013, 2014, and 2015 World Championships. She is a two-time world silver medalist with the Chinese team.
Chris Mears (born 7 February 1993) is a British diver and DJ/Producer from Burghfield Common, near Reading, Berkshire. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 3-metre springboard individual and synchro events with his teammate Nicholas Robinson-Baker in the latter.
Rio de Janeiro (/ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛəroʊ, -deɪ ʒə-, -də dʒə-/; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi. u dʒi ʒɐˈnejɾu]; River of January), or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second-most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and sixth-most populous in the Americas.
Jordyn Marie Wieber (born July 12, 1995) is a retired American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition. She was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 World Championships, where she also won the individual all-around.
Sausage Party is a 2016 American 3D adult computer animated comedy film directed by Greg Tiernan (in his feature debut) and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Ghostbusters is a 2016 American supernatural comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Feig and Katie Dippold. The third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise, it stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Chris Hemsworth also star.
Kyla Briana Ross (born October 24, 1996) is a retired American artistic gymnast. An elite gymnast from 2009 through to 2016, she was a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition.
This is a list of Bollywood films that are scheduled to be released in 2016.
Pokémon Go (stylized as Pokémon GO) is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was initially released in selected countries in July 2016.
Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be held from 6 to 21 August 2016. The preliminary and knockout matches for men will be played inside the Carioca Arena 1 in Olympic Park which seats up to 16,000 spectators, and the matches for women will be played in Youth Arena.
Thomas Robert "Tom" Daley (born 21 May 1994) is a British diver and television personality. Daley specialises in the 10-metre platform event and was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the individual event at the age of 15. He started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club.
Arrival is an upcoming 2016 American science fiction drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story Story of Your Life by author Ted Chiang. The film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. It will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2016.
SummerSlam (2016) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE on August 21, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be the twenty-ninth event under the SummerSlam chronology, the second consecutive SummerSlam at this particular venue and the first event under the new WWE brand extension.
The tennis tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics is underway at the Olympic Tennis Center, from 6 to 14 August. The competition is played on a fast hardcourt surface used in numerous North American tournaments that aims to minimize disruption for players.
Kerri Allyson Strug (born November 19, 1977) is an American retired gymnast from Tucson, Arizona.
The 2016 Summer Olympics runs from Friday 5 August to Sunday 21 August, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a chronological summary of the major events that took place during the course of the Games.
US Airways Flight 1549 (AWE1549) was an Airbus A320-214 flying from New York's LaGuardia Airport with a stopover at Charlotte Douglas International Airport that experienced an emergency water landing in the Hudson River.
Independence Day, is observed annually on 15 August is a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947. India attained independence following an Independence Movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress (INC).
The world records in swimming are ratified by the international governing body of swimming FINA. Records can be set in long course (50 metres) or short course (25 metres) swimming pools. FINA recognises world records in the following events for both men and women, except for the mixed relays, where teams consist of two men and two women, in any order.