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Olympic Games Countdown Clock


Display an animated countdown clock for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

  • Choice of colors for texts and background,
  • Choice of clock layouts, e.g. vertical or horizontal,


  • Vertical Widget with logo
  • Compact Widget with logo
  • Square Widget with logo
  • Compact Widget


  1. Download the zip file and extract the contents,
  2. Upload the olympics-countdown-clock folder to your WP plugin folder /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Go to Plugins > Plugins, and activate the plugin
  4. Go to Appearance > Widgets, and drag the widget to a sidebar,
  5. Open countdown clock’s settings menu and customize the countdown,


Can I paste the countdown onto my page on a post, rather than a sidebar

Yes, the javascript code is available directly from You must paste the javascript into the post in HTML mode.

Can I set the time of day and world timezone for the event ?

Yes, select from the timezone dropdown select the time zone in your area.

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Contributors & Developers

“Olympic Games Countdown Clock” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Released 07/01/2013
  • Updated for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games


  • Released 08/06/2011
  • First release includes most layouts