Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) After the curtain fell on the first edition of the Olympics in South America, here’s a look back at some of the best moments of the Games, according to its official website.

Opening ceremony sets joyful tone

It seems a long time ago now, but on August 5 the curtain went up on the first Olympic Games to be staged in South America.

Rio 2016 opening ceremony
Rio 2016 opening ceremony

A joyful sashay through Brazil’s extraordinary musical heritage was infused with a social message and a warning about the dangers of climate change.

The athletes were cheered to the rafters while Brazil’s diversity and natural beauty were celebrated in style.

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