Tip Talk奥运系列：Here is Rio
The 2016 Summer Olympics is due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
A record number of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,000 athletes from 2016 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, are scheduled to take part.
With 306 sets of medals, the games will feature 28 Olympic sports -- including rugby sevens and golf, which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009.
Rio becomes the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.
The official emblem for the 2016 Summer Olympics represents three figures, in the yellow, green, and blue of the Brazilian flag,joined at the arms and in a triple embrace, with the overall shape reflecting that of Sugar loaf Mountain.
Vinicius is the mascot of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and Tom,the mascot of the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
The Olympic mascot Vinicius, named after musician Vinicius de Moraes, carries design traits of mammals and represents Brazilian wildlife.
维尼休斯的名字是为了纪念音乐家Vinicius de Moraes，外形像一只哺乳动物，代表了巴西丰富的动物物种。
1. To carry a torch for someone
Jane has been carrying the torch for Bill for at least a year.
2. to jump the gun
Dan was so sure that he would get the job that he quit his old job. Unfortunately, he really jumped the gun. He just found out yesterday he didn't get the job after all.
3. to fall at the first hurdle
His dream of marrying Julie fell at the first hurdle when he discovered she was already married.