Rio de Janeiro Olympics Opening Ceremony

We would be lying if we said that we were not eagerly awaiting the 2016 Rio Olympics. Because yes, we really were waiting. The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games took place on the evening of 5th August (Friday) 2016 in the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, which started at 20:00 hours (BRT).

Amidst Brazil’s struggling economic condition, they managed to put up a good show. Despite the fact that the summer Olympics put  in a road block, in terms of the finances (infrastructure, venue) and the additional threat of the Zika virus, the performers did not lose hope.


Although the estimated expenditure was less than £30, people were treated with a pulsating and exciting display of lights, fireworks and music and dance. The ceremony progressed to the aerial images of Rio de Janeiro floating along with music of Liuz Melodia who sung Aquele Abraco. Later in the night, people were treated to the proud moment when singer Paulinho da Viola sang the Brazilian National Anthem on the stage. It was enough to give audience the chills.

The night continued with displays of  the country’s rich culture and the famous and respected people along with their significant contributions in the country’s development.


As everything must come to an end, the memorable night was brought to an end with the Olympic torch relay as Gustavo Kuerten brought the Olympic torch into the stadium and marked the competition open!

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