Events in Leap Year 2016
US presidential election
The United States presidential election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and was the 58th US president election, where Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton, the first woman presidential candidate in The history of the United States.
The presidential election of the United States is every 4 years and consists of extensive campaigns and attention of means. The next election will be the leap year 2020. In 2008, President Barack Obama was elected the first African-American president in US history. He was re-elected for a second term in 2012.
The first presidential election in the United States occurred in 1789, when one of the nation’s “founding fathers”, George Washington was elected the first president of the union.
The 2016 Olympic Games was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2016. A tour of the torch, which plays an important symbolic role in the celebration of the Olympic Games, marked the opening of the event. The upcoming Summer Olympics will be in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020.
More than 11,000 athletes from 207 countries participated in the medals in a wide range of sports such as athletics, aquatics, archery, boxing, gymnastics, judo, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting.
History of the modern Olympic Games
In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee. Two years later, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. The resurgence of the former Olympic Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with delegations from countries like Germany and France.
Rio also hosted the Summer Paralympics, from September 7 to 18, 2016. The Paralympic Games are elite sporting events for athletes from six different disability groups. Athletes include people with disabilities, visual impairments, cerebral palsy and amputees. The next Summer Paralympics will be in Tokyo, just after the main game.
This event focuses on the achievements of athletes rather than their disability. Paralympic sports include archery, track and field, swimming, table tennis and volleyball. The Paralympic Games are always held the same year as the Olympic Games. In 2012, it was decided that the city chosen to host the Olympic Games should also host the Paralympic Games.