Top 10 Trending Sports In Rio Olympic 2016

For sure, you are aware of the fact that there are a number of sports events in the Olympics that are being competed by hundreds of countries from all over the world. Each of the participating countries is aiming for the gold medals of course. Even so, only the most excellent and determined countries can capture these prestigious medals. The game plays that are experienced by the various Olympic players from every country just to grab those medals are definitely no joke. The big question is, do you know what are those sports being included in the 2016 Olympics? If you don’t, then here are the top 10 trending sports of Olympic 2016 that you should know:

10. Golf


Golf is another very trending sport in the Olympics this 2016, and there is no question about that since there are many people worldwide who are getting hooked about golfing. For the 2016 Olympics, golf is being categorized into two, and these are the Men’s Golf Tournament and the Women’s Golf Tournament.

9. Badminton

In the number nine spot as the most trending sports in the 2016 Olympics is badminton. Such sport is also like the tennis that involves rackets that will be used in hitting the shuttlecock that serves as its ball. Some of the badminton events that are played in the 2016 Olympic Games are Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and the Mixed Doubles.

8. Table Tennis

Table Tennis

The truth is, table tennis is just almost the same with the tennis or the lawn tennis when it comes to mechanics of playing. However, the players are using smaller rackets and tables are used where the small plastic ball will be bouncing while the tournament is on-going. Some table tennis events for the 2016 Olympics are Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles.

7. Gymnastics

Gymnastics is another sports event played in the 2016 Olympic Games. This is a very exciting sport that requires a considerable amount of flexibility from the players’ body. Two types of gymnastics very popular in the Olympics are the trampoline and the rhythmic gymnastics. And for the 2016 Olympics gymnastics, some events being played are Men’s Horizontal Bar, Men’s Vault, and Men’s Team All-Around.

6. Volleyball


Another trending sport for the 2016 Olympic Games is volleyball. Of course, there are two teams who will compete to each other in every volleyball game. Volleyball in the 2016 Olympic Games is categorized into two. These are the Men’s Volleyball Tournament and the Women’s Volleyball Tournament. In every category, the participating teams are divided into two namely the Pool A and the Pool B.

5. Athletics

Running and Long Jump

Who would have thought that simple exercise routines such as running may become one of the famous sports events in the Olympic Games? Just in case you do not know, athletics actually has a number of events participated by men and women athletes from all over the world. Some good examples of the athletics events played in the 2016 Olympics are Men’s 800m, Men’s Discus Throw, Women’s Shot Put, and Women’s Heptathlon.

4. Football


Who is not a fan of football by the way? Apart from the fact that this sport can be a great exercise, it can also be very exciting that requires a lot of stamina and power from the players. And for the 2016 Olympic Games, the football players are divided into two categories, and these are the Men’s Football Tournament and of course, the Women’s Football Tournament.

3. Swimming


Swimming is one of the most popular sports that are being played in the Olympic Games not only this year 2016, but also in the past years. All in all, there are 5 categories in the swimming competition for the 2016 Olympics. These categories are namely the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Men’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 100m Butterfly, and Women’s 400m Individual Medley.

2. Tennis


There is no way tennis will go out of trend not only in the Olympic Games, but also in some other sports competitions being held in the world. For the 2016 Olympics, there will be 4 categories for the tennis competition. These are the men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, and women’s doubles.

1. Basketball


The number one trending sports event in the 2016 Olympic Games is basketball, and there is no question about that since there are millions of people in the four corners of the world who are extremely interested in playing and watching basketball. The basketball event in the 2016 Olympics is categorized into two, and these are the men’s basketball tournament and women’s basketball tournament.

These are the top 10 trending sports of Olympic 2016. These sports are very exciting to play, which is why millions of people are into them. This explains why these 10 sports are very trending this 2016 and in the coming more years for sure.