The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, took part. With 306 sets of medals, the games featured 28 Olympic sports, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic program in 2009.
Front: Contrary to other coins issued with the Olympics as their theme, the collector coins issued in honour of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad not only depict a successful discipline of sport, but common motifs also underline the connection between the coins: the depiction of a female gymnast representing the elegance and dynamism of sport, the official logo of the Hungarian Olympic Team and the 168 logo supplementing it, which hints at the number of Olympic gold medals won by Hungarian athletes.On these coins, the representation of the gymnast is placed on the obverse as a main motif. The compulsory design elements: the inscription ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’, the value numerals ‘2000’, the mint mark ‘BP’ and the mint year ‘2016’ are also on the obverse.
Back:The reverse of the silver and non-ferrous metal coins contains the ‘Magyar Csapat’ logo of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, surrounded by the ‘MAGYAR OLIMPIAI CSAPAT’ upper and ‘RIO 2016’ lower legends. The upper and lower legends are separated by two point motifs. Six Olympic disciplines are represented in the area between the legend and the edge of the coin: a gymnast, a fencer, a swimmer, a kayaker, two wrestlers and a water polo player. The reverse also features the initial of designer Andrea Horváth.
Keywords:olympics, sport, sporting event, non-ferrous, summer olympics, 2016