Don't miss the Indian participants at the Rio Olympics.

Rio 2016 Heres the schedule of important events to watch out for Indianewswire.net
news Rio Olympics Friday, August 05, 2016 - 13:09

The Rio Olympics 2016 is all set to officially kick-off on Friday, with the opening ceremony to be held at the Maracana stadium. The three hour opening ceremony will begin at 8pm (4:30 hrs IST Saturday).

Olympic medalist Abhinav Bindra will be India's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. 

With over 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries participating in various events in the 16-day long event, Google has come up with a simple schedule so that you don't miss out on important events.

To save yourself from information overload, Google has set up a one-stop destination with details of the events, players and the schedule. 

The events on the cards for India begins with Men's archery at 5.30pm that will see India's Atanu Das, one of the first Indians to participate on Friday.

This will be followed by Women's archery (individual) and and will see three Indian players-Bombayla Devi Laishram, Laxmirani Majhi and Deepika Kumari taking part.

India has pinned high hopes on shooter Jitu Rai, who is tipped to give the country its second gold medal after Abhinav Bindra. It was in 2008 that Bindra first won a gold in 10m air pistol rifle event held in Beijing. 

Jitu Rai will participate in 10m air pistol shooting on August 6 followed by 50m air pistol shooting on August 10. 

Shuttler Saina Nehwal who won bronze at 2012 Olympics will participate badminton women's singles on August 11. 

22-year-old Dipa Karmakar, the first woman gymnast to win a Commonwealth Games medal and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt who won bronze at the 2012 Olympics are the other players who are hopeful to bag medals this time. 

Meanwhile, Olympics and Economic report released by Goldman Sachs on Monday predicts that India will will eight medals, including one gold. 

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