Live Blog: Rio Olympic, Opening Ceremony
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Live Blog: Rio Olympic, Opening Ceremony


  • The opening ceremony of Rio Olympic is being held at Maracana which hosted the 1950 and 2014 FIFA World Cup final. This a gift to the world from Rio. It was sparkling opening ceremony  mingled with  music, colour, and huge applause of Brazilians. This was a breathtaking opening ceremony.

    This is the end of Gala opening ceremony of Rio Olympic 2016 and the start of first ever Olympic in South America. It was a gala party. Those miss they should once watch it. Arguably the best ever Olympic ceremony. Very colourful, a flavour of music and Samba dance welcome 11 thousand athletes and the world to the greatest ever all sports show- Olympic. Enjoy….Good Bye.. Have a good time, thanks for joining us.

     

    This is the start: Vanderlei de Lima holds up the Olympic flame at Maracana.

    Team India at Rio

    Stunning snapshots from Maracana Stadium

    Tennis star Gustavo Kuerten passes the OlympicFlame to Basketball Olympic silver medallist Hortencia and And she passes the OlympicFlame to Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, who lights the cauldron at the Maracaña stadium for Rio2016. Awesome scene at the Maracana.

     

     

     

     

    Everyone is standing at Maracana Stadium for Olympic Anthem

    Robert Scheidt, Brazil Olympic sailor, takes the Olympic oath on behalf of all athletes at the Opening ceremony

    Time for the speeches

    First up is the president of the Rio 2016 committee Carlos Nuzman. Nuzman competed at the Tokyo Games and is credited as revolutionising the sport of volleyball in Brazil.

    He is also regarded as the man who conceived the idea of Brazil hosting the Olympics. Following him is IOC president Thomas Bach, a man who has had plenty on his plate of late with the Russian doping scandal.

    “We are living in a world of crisis, mistrust and uncertainty,” Bach said.

    “Here is our answer….athletes living peacefully in one Olympic village, sharing their meals and their emotions.

    “In this Olympic world there is one universal law for everybody, in this Olympic world we are all equal.

    “In this Olympic world we see the values of our combined humanity are stronger than the forces that want to divide us.

    “So I call upon you the Olympic athletes, respect yourself, respect each other, respect the Olympic values which make the Olympic Games unique for you and the entire world.”

    Bach also paid homage to the refugee athletes.

    Refugee team get their moment

    We’re close to the end now and the refugee team has just entered the arena to raucous support, only to be topped moments later by the sight of the home nation making their way onto the Maracana to a chant of ‘Brazil, Brazil’.

    Plenty of camera flashes going off as well in the packed arena. Definitely one of those moments when the hairs stand up on the back of the neck.

    It’s been a tough few months with security concerns and worries over the state of facilities, but the day has arrived and thus far it has gone off without a hitch. The fans are loving it. So too are the Brazilian athletes as they dance with beaming smiles on their faces.

    Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.

    Where is Usain Bolt?

    Big shout-out for Jamaica as well, although chances are most of that attention was aimed at sprinting giant Usain Bolt.

    We’re close to the end now and the refugee team has just entered the arena to raucous support, only to be topped moments later by the sight of the home nation making their way onto the Maracana to a chant of ‘Brazil, Brazil’.

    Plenty of camera flashes going off as well in the packed arena. Definitely one of those moments when the hairs stand up on the back of the neck.

    It’s been a tough few months with security concerns and worries over the state of facilities, but the day has arrived and thus far it has gone off without a hitch. The fans are loving it. So too are the Brazilian athletes as they dance with beaming smiles on their faces.

    Hopefully, it’s a sign of things to come.

    “The best place in the world is here and now!: says Rio2016 President Carlos Nuzman

    Kids carry messages of peace

     

    Each athlete receives a native BRAZIL seed to be planted

     

    Sania Mirza watches it from Olympic village

     

    Standing ovation for Brazil. The Brazilian supporters  welcome their contingent with a tune of music  and huge applause. After if any country get huge applause from Brazil fans are Italy.

    Daria Gavrilova enjoys Rio moment

     

     

    Russia get mixed reception
    Russia enter the arena and get mixed reception after almost all of their track and field athletes have been left back at home after the doping scandal.

    It is dream come true for Harrson Barnes

     

    The refugee Olympic team

     

     

    Mind-bowling  entry by Saudi Arabia

     

    The ceremony started with dozens of shimmering dancers from Australia and their ‘goon’ bags

    This guy from Bolivia  can’t stop shedding tear

     

    Here are the Indian contingent is taking entry at the historic Maracana.

    Leander Paes at Olympic opening ceremony

     

     

     

     

     

     

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