The first Olympic Games in South America had a difficult start concerning the venues that were not ready in time, crime problems in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the outbreak of the Zika virus through mosquitos and the bad quality of the water in the Guanabara Bay. After the start of tyhe Games none of the fore mentioned problems caused serious trouble and we can say that in this respect the Games were a success. Through a WADA-report concerning the government supported doping program in Russia first the track and field athletes were suspended by the IAAF. In july 2016 an independent investigation stated that all olympic sports could be involved in this doping program. The IOC decided to set stricter requirements for all Russian participants entered into the Olympics (ie no doping past). At first the Russian Olympic Committee had submitted 389 athletes for competition: after applying the stricter rules 278 athletes were left and 111 athletes were removed of the entry-list. Last but not least was the crowd attending the Games: this crowd was much smaller than in London 2012. Two reasons for this can be mentioned: less interest of the Brasilian people in other than their own traditional sports (ie Volleyball, Football, Beach-Volleyball) and incredible expensive tickets that most Brasilian people could not afford. Perhaps it is time for the IOC to change the Olympic concept in trying to create resuable venues that are more sustainable and cheaper resulting in cheaper tickets and the possibility to organize the Games everywhere in the world and not only in rich countries.