The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.
Some random facts: Rio became the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. These are the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country, the first to be held entirely in winter, the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
SAILING IS THE ART OF MOVING A BOAT BY HARNESSING THE POWER OF WIND. MASTERY OVER EVER-CHANGING CONDITIONS REQUIRES BOTH GREAT SKILL AND EXPERIENCE.
Sailing was first contested as an Olympic sport at the 1900 Paris Games. Since then, the classes of boats allowed to compete have continually evolved to reflect advances in yacht design and technology. Equipment advances over the past 20 years have created a trend towards smaller and lighter craft, placing ever greater demands on both the athletic and technical capacities of the sailors.
Uruguayan Olympic Sailing
Uruguay broke a historic country-level record in sailing with the classification of three vessels to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Only in five editions Uruguay could participate with two boats (London 1948, Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004 and London 2012), That's why the record and the inspiration for this little project. Participation in this year there were four boats with blue flag.