Say Goodbye to 2016; A Year in Review Published on: January 3rd, 2017 While the year 2016 has come and gone, it had its ups and downs just like any other year. Countries around the world went through historical political changes and millions mourned the loss of numerous musicians and other celebrities. 2016 was particularly historic when it came to sporting events. The 2016 Summer Olympics, the Indy 500, and the 2016 World Series are just a few of the historical sporting events that helped bring people together during 2016. Rio Olympics One of the most newsworthy events of 2016 was the Summer Olympic Games held in Rio. Many people had negatives things to say about Rio before the Olympics started. Most of them thought the city could not hold such mega activities which involve many countries across the globe. Despite all that, the city offered a suitable environment for different athletes to participate in their games. This brought together many nations from different parts of the world. Such activities have promoted global peace and thus creating togetherness among various people from different parts of the globe. The activity has promoted interaction between people with different religions, culture and also believes. 100 Year Anniversary of Indy 500 While stock car racing may not be everyone’s sport of choice, the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 in 2016 was a very big deal. When you stop to think about the amazing advancements made in automotive technology since the first race in 1916, you can begin to understand the amazing significance of this anniversary. Chicago Cubs Win the World Series While baseball has long been known as “America’s Pastime” even people that do not usually follow the sport kept track of the race for the 2016 World Series Championship title. The World Series started 112 years ago, and of those years the last time the Chicago Cubs won the world series was 108 years ago in 1908. The Chicago Cubs had not even made it to the World Series since 1945, so when they won the world series this year they truly brought millions of people together in celebration of the amazing triumph. We have embarked on a new year with the closing of 2016 and 2017 is sure to have many amazing things in store for us all. No matter what happens in 2017, many will always remember these historical events that we all shared in 2016.