1) For more on the Olympics and Paralympics held in the past, including the origins and history of the Olympics and Commemorative coins issued both on London Olympics and Paralympics please read my post on the London Olympics 2012 link as follows: History of the ancient & modern Olympics and Paralympics & commemorative coins issued during the London Olympics and Paralympics
4) For Rio 2016, please click on the following link to get interesting insights into the mascots of the Rio Olympics Vinicius and Tom, the Games and the Commemorative Coins and stamps issue programme: 1)The 31st Summer Olympics "Rio 2016"
2) Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016
5) For Ancient Olympic Games on Greek Coins of Antiquity, please click on the following link: Ancient Olympic Games on Greek Coins of Antiquity
6) For a set of Post cards titled "Olympic Events" : please click on the following link: "Olympic Events": A set of 12 Post Cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016
7) For a presentation set of two stamps titled "Spirit of Olympics, Athens, Atlanta" please visit the following link: Spirit of the Olympic Games, Athens-Atlanta: Celebrating the Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games
8) For a presentation set of four stamps titled "XXVIII Olympic Games" (2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece, please visit the following link: XVIII Summer Olympic Games, Athens Greece (2004)
9) For a presentation set of two stamps titled "XXIX Olympic Games" (2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing, China, please visit the following link: XXIX Olympic Games Beijing, China: 08.08.08- 24.08.08: A Presentation set of four stamps issued by India Post on 08.08.08
The silver coins commemorate Rio de Janeiro – the Obverse with known landscapes where Cariocas, the inhabitants of Rio, play sports such as rowing, cycling and beach volleyball. The reverse, with aspects of the culture and nature of the city and Brazil. Franciscana Dolphin, Bromeliad, arches of Lapa and Bossa Nova inaugurate the four thematic series – Fauna, Flora, Architecture and Music respectively. The Olympic and Paralympics sports are the highlight of these coins. In the first Series, Athletics and Swimming represent two of the sports in which Brazil had won more medals in Olympic Games; Golf and Para triathlon, the two sports which will become part of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
The Gold coin has the motif of Christ the Redeemer on one face and Olympic wrestling, which is one of the sports that represents the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Taller, Stronger”).
The silver coins represent the landscapes where locals from Rio practice sports like rowing, running, cycling and beach volleyball. On the Reverse there are images related to the country’s culture and nature: golden lion tamarind, orchid, sambadrome and forro. They provide continuity to the four thematic series: Brazilian Fauna, Flora, Architecture and Music.
The circulation coins represent sports like football, volleyball, judo, and Paralympic athletics.
1) The Travels of a silver Mexican Peso struck in 1898 and restruck in 1949 for the Chinese Government
2) Brazilian Currency: Brazilian Real
3) The 31st Summer Olympics 2015 or Rio-2016 - Brazil
4) Currency and Coinage of Guatemala
5) Currency and Coinage of the Republic of Chile (Part I)
6) Currency and Coinage of the Republic of Chile (Part II)
7) Banknotes and Coinage of Colombia (Part I)
8) Banknotes and Coinage of Colombia (Part II)
9) Currency and Coinage of Mexico - Pesos and Centavos (Part I)
10) Currency and Coinage of Mexico - Pesos and Centavos (Part II)
11) Evita or Eva Peron - A Commemorative/Circulating 100 Pesos Banknote issued on her in 2012
12) Currency and Coinage of Peru: Nuevo Sol and Centavo (Part I)
13) Currency and Coinage of Peru: Nuevo Sol and Centavo (Part II)
14) Currency and Coinage of Peru: Nuevo Sol and Centavo (Part III)
15) 2014 FIFA World Cup held at Brazil