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Rio Summer Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony and Its Complete Information

Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony is officially known to take place on 5th of August 2016, Friday evening in Maracanã Stadium of the Rio de Janeiro at 20:00 BRT (23:00 UTC). The proceedings of the Opening ceremony is said to be the combination of the formal opening ceremony of this international gaming event which includes the flags hosting, welcome speeches, and the athletes parade with the creative vision for showcasing the culture of the host nation. Rio Olympics opening ceremony is going to be one of the highlights of the entire Olympic events and it is going to be celebrated in a grand manner. The complete details of the Olympics 2016 opening ceremony that you are looking for are given below. So, check out the details.

Maracana Stadium - Summer Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Venue

Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Preparations and Venue

All the preparations for the Rio Openings ceremony were on the way and the creative director of the ceremony is the film director of the Brazil Fernando Meirelles and the producer Daniela Thomas along with Andrucha Waddington. The highly celebrated choreographer of the Brazil Deborah Colker is said to be preparing more than 6000 volunteers to dance in the Brazil’s Summer Olympics 2016 Opening ceremony. The rehearsals for this event have already started in the month of May 2016.

The director of the Rio opening ceremony has told that, the 2016 Summer Olympic ceremonies will be of low budget that the other Olympics that are held in the past recent years which in total comes to 10 percent of the total budge that has been kept on the Summer Olympics 2012. He then also said that, because of this lowest budget, the ceremony will not be using all the high tech ideas such as, drones, moving stages etc. Other fellow director also added that, the concept will be emphasizing mainly the originality than that of the luxury and that it will be compensated with rhythm, creativity as well as emotion.

The venue for the Rio Olympic and Paralympic games will be a huge reconstruction of the projected that has been started for the Maracana Stadium. It is said that there will be one-tier seating bowl in place of two-tier configuration. The roof of the original stadium which is actually in concrete has also been replaced with the fiberglass tensioned membrane which has been coated using the Polytetrafluoroethylene. This latest roof will be covering the 95 percent of the seats interior of the Maracana stadium.

Summer Olympics 2016 Openings Ceremony Tickets Pricing

It is known from the official sources that, the tickets for the viewers of the Opening ceremony will range or cost from R$200 (US$85) for the tickets of category E which are only sold in the host city Brazil to R$4600 (US$1949) for the Olympic tickets of category A.

List of Hosts and Performers at Summer Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony:
  1. Supermodels Adriana and Alessandra Ambrosio
  2. Ryan Seacrest
List of Finest Performers of Brazil to Participate in Rio Opening Ceremony:
  1. Gilberto Gil
  2. Paulinho da Viola
  3. Caetano Veloso
  4. Jorge Ben Jor
  5. Gisele Bundchen
  6. Luiz Melodia
Russian President Vladimir Putin to not Attend Rio Olympics 2016 Opening ceremony

As per the latest update regarding Rio opening ceremony, Kermlin on Monday said that the president of the Russia will not be attending the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony at Rio de Janeiro on 5th August 2016 though the IOC has not dismissed or banned the participation of the nations contingent at Rio games.

The spokesperson of the Kermlin – Dmitry Peskov has said to the Russian media that, as he understands it, there were no plans for such trip to Rio as Putin has other work schedule. The spokesman didn’t rule that Putin would be travelling to Brazil at the time of Games for encouraging the athletes of the Russia after the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) decided for excluding some athletes.

Before the IOC’s decision, the leader of the Russia has ordered for the formation of an independent committee for combating over doping in the country with the committee that will be lead by the IOC’s oldest member and Vitali Smirnov. Peskov felt sad regarding the banning of the sports officials of Russia from attending the sports over the allegations of doping by IOC at 2014 Sochi winter Olympics and 2013’s World athletics championships that was held in Moscow.

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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff to Stay Away from Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

Recently, the suspended president of the Brazil Dilma Rousseff has declared via an aide that she is not going to attend the opening torch ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The announcement made on Tuesday came in to live after Dilma has told in an interview that she will not be playing the 2nd fiddle to the temporary president - Michel Temer.

Dilma Rousseff who has been facing the impeachment trail which would confirm that Temer will be her successor from now for one month has been invited for attending the opening ceremony in the Maracana Stadium of Rio, where her successor Temer will be announcing the Olympic Games open on 5th of August. The aide of Rousseff told to the Reuters news agency that, she is not going.

The spokesman of the Temer who is the former vice president of the Rousseff and that who is now running the Brazil has told that, Dilma was welcomed for attending the Rio Games launch event but not at the side of Temer in the balcony of VIP and rather she will be in the stands that is underneath to him.

Diplomats have told that, both leaders presence at the Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony event would look awkward for the dignitaries of the foreign.

Rousseff considers that, though there is impeachment or not, she deserves to be there as she, her mentor as well as workers party leader has done lots of work for bringing the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro and have built the necessary infrastructure for this worldwide sports event.

Watch Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming and TV Channels Broadcasting Info Here

Olympic fans across various regions of the world are getting ready for the Rio 2016 Olympics that will happen on August 5th, Friday at Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro Maracana Stadium. Are you one among those people and are you eager to watch the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony which is one of the most attractive event and highlights of the summer 2016 Olympics? But, are you unable to travel to Rio de Janeiro and watch the Opening Ceremony directly? Then don’t worry, you have an option of Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 Live streaming and also you can watch the opening ceremony via the TV Channels. To watch the live of the Rio 2016 Olympics starting from its openings ceremony here we have given the procedure. You just have to check out the various ways of watching the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony that we have provided here and follow it simply without any hurdles. Not only the opening ceremony, you can even watch the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016 that will take place on 21st August 2016. Check the complete details below.

Ways to Watch Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics Live Streaming

We have various ways to live stream the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Here we suggest you few methods and you just have to follow them and watch the Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming.
  • Fans of Rio 2016 Olympics can watch the live streaming of the Opening Ceremony event via the official website rio2016.com with the help of the internet as it keeps the official site up-to-date with the live streaming of all the events from time-to-time.
  • People can also watch the live stream of the Opening ceremony event on their iOS and Android mobile devices. For this they just have to visit the iOS Store or Playstore respectively and download the application Rio 2016 which is named as “Rio 2016 Live” and open it watch the live.
  • NBC will be having the service of Olympics 2016 online live streaming through its official website.
  • People can also get on NordVPN account and they can install it on their mobile or laptop or desktop and check for any of the live streaming sources that are listed below in the TV channels coverage list and then connect it to any of the NordVPN server location. That’s it, you can now enjoy the live streaming of Opening ceremony of Rio Olympics and all other events too. For example, if you wanted to access the BBC in the country US, then you need to connect to the server location UK for accessing the BBC live online telecast of Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony.
You can even watch the live of the Summer Olympics 2016 Opening ceremony on Television and the list of channels that broadcast the live event are given below.

Summer Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Live TV Broadcasting Channels Coverage and Their Info

Watching the Rio 2016 events live is an easy and hurdle free method sitting at home. You can watch it either through live streaming online or via TV Broadcasting channels and enjoy the events happily along with your friends and family members. If you are unable to watch through live streaming due to lack of internet facility, then watching Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony via Television channels that broadcast the events live is the best way. Here is the list of channels that broadcast the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony and other events of Olympics 2016. So, check out the list and as per your location watch the live on the respective TV channels.

Check the list of Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Free TV Channels Broadcasting details here:
  • In US (United States), the Rio 2016 Olympics as well as Paralympics is broadcasted via the channel NBC.
  • In the country UK (United Kingdom), the TV channel is BBC.
  • In Germany, watch the live on CBC Channel.
  • In Australia the channel is Seven Network.
  • Watch live in the channel CBC in the country Canada.
  • The channel in France will be Canal+ and FT.
  • In Pacific Island and New Zealand the channel is Sky TV.
  • In Indian Sub-Continent area, the channel that broadcasts live is StarSports.
  • In the region Asia, Dentsu is the channel.
  • In the countries of European, it is SportFive channel.
  • CCTV is the channel in China.
  • Watch live on NTV Plus in Russia.
  • In Middle-East watch it on ASBU channel.
  • At Caribbeans, the broadcasting Live TV channel is CBI.
  • African Countries have the channel SuperSport to watch Rio live.
  • Watch Rio events live on RAI and Sky Italia in the country Italy.
  • In Ireland, the channel name is RTE.
  • Watch live of Rio opening ceremony and other Rio events on SABC channel.
Complete List of TV Channels Broadcasting Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony and Other Olympic Events

S. No.
Territory
Broadcasting TV Channel
1.
 Asia
Dentsu
2.
Austria
ORF
3.
Australia
Seven Network
4.
 Azerbaijan
İTV
5.
 Brazil

  1. Rede Globo
  2. Rede Bandeirantes
  3. Rede Record
  4. Fox Sports
  5. ESPN
6.
 Belgium
VRT
7.
 Bulgaria

  1. TV+
  2. BNT
8.
 Caribbean

  1. CANOC Broadcasting Inc.
  2. CWC
  3. CBU
  4. ESPN
9.
 Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada
10.
 Central Asia
Dentsu2
11.
 China
CCTV
12.
 Czech Republic

  1. CT
  2. Cesky Rozhlas
  3. TV Nova
13.
 Chile
TVN
14.
 Cuba
ICRT
15.
 Denmark

  1. TV2
  2. DR
16.
 Europe
Sportfive
17.
 Estonia

  1. ERR
  2. MTG
18.
 France

  1. Canal+
  2. France Televisions
19.
 Finland
Yle
20.
 Greece
ERT
21.
 Germany

  1. ZDF
  2. ARD
22.
 Hungary
MTVA
23.
 Hong Kong
TVB
24.
 Ireland
RTÉ
25.
 Italy

  1. RAI
  2. Sky Italia
26.
 Israel
Sport 5
27.
 Japan
Japan Consortium
28.
 Latin America

  1. América Móvil
  2. ESPN
  3. DirecTV
  4. Fox Sports
29.
 Lithuania

  1. LNK
  2. MTG
  3. Lietuvos rytas TV
30.
 Latvia

  1. MTG
  2. LTV
31.
 Middle East
ASBU
32.
 New Zealand
Sky Television
33.
 Netherlands
NOS
34.
 North Korea
SBS
35.
 Norway
TV 2
36.
 Pacific Islands
Sky Television
37.
 Portugal

  1. Sport TV
  2. RTP
38.
 Poland
TVP
39.
 Philippines
Sports5 (TV5, Hyper, AksyonTV, Cignal)
40.
 Russia

  1. C1R
  2. NTV Plus
  3. VGTRK
41.
 Romania
TVR
42.
 Slovakia

  1. TV Nova
  2. RTVS
43.
 South Asia
STAR India
44.
 Slovenia
RTV Slovenija
45.
 South Africa

  1. SuperSport
  2. SABC
46.
 Spain
RTVE
47.
 South Korea
SBS
48.
 Sub-Saharan Africa


  1. Infront Sports & Media
  2. SuperSport
49.
  Switzerland
SRG SSR
50.
 Sweden
MTG
51.
 Turkey
FOX
52.
 Tanzania
Azam Media
53.
Ukraine
NTKU
54.
 United States
NBC
55.
 United Kingdom
BBC

Apart from the above listed TV channels that broadcast live Rio 2016 Opening ceremony event, here is the list of NBC network that covers the event.

Broadcasting Networks:
  1. TELEMUNDO (Spanish language)
  2. NBC
TV Cable Channels:
  1. Bravo
  2. Golf Channel
  3. CNBC
  4. MSNBC
  5. NBC UNIVERSO (Spanish language)
  6. NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
  7. Specialty channels (Basketball and Soccer)
  8. USA Network
Though NBC broadcasts the Rio Olympics Opening ceremony via the TV networks, it is known that it will; be one hour delay to the live happening event i.e., Rio de Janeiro is one hour before of the EST. This means the US audience can watch the Opening ceremony at 08:00 PM ET / PT on the east coast and nearly at 07:00 PM ET. So, it finally means that Rio Opening Ceremony won’t air live of the NBC Network as it is delay by one hour. These are the TV coverage details of Rio 2016 Opening ceremony by NBC and other TV channels.

Rio Summer Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Starting Time in Various Nations / Countries

Country / Nation
Telecasting Day
Telecast Time
Afghanistan
Saturday
03:30
Australia (Sydney)
Saturday
09:00
Argentina
Friday
20:00
Bangladesh
Saturday
05:00
China
Saturday
07:00
Canada (Vancouver)
Friday
16:00
Germany
Saturday
01:00
Hong Kong
Saturday
07:00
Italy
Saturday
01:00
India
Saturday
04:30
Japan
Saturday
08:00
Mexico
Friday
18:00
Nepal
Saturday
04:45
Pakistan
Saturday
04:00
South Africa
Saturday
01:00
Switzerland
Saturday
01:00
Unites States of America
Friday
16:00
United Arab Emirates
Saturday
03:00
Zimbabwe
Saturday
01:00

August 5th Update
The opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics 2016 will have the traditional features such as the oath as well as the parade of the countries. In addition to this, there will be some unique celebrations which will highlight the culture and accomplishments of the Brazil. The person who is going to light the cauldron at the time of the opening ceremony is a secret and most likely the favorite is the soccer legend of Brazil Pele.

As per the announcement made by the NBC, it will be broadcasting the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro one hour late or delay in the Eastern Time zone, 2 hours delay for the Central Time Zone and it will be four hours delay for the Pacific Time i.e., in order to curate the coverage. It is said that the live streaming by it will also be delayed. So the Olympic fans of all these zones have to wait some time to watch the opening ceremony in online and in the Television set that will be broadcasted by the NBC. Meanwhile make your preparations to watch the event.

Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Schedule

Event
Opening Ceremony
Date and Time
5th August 2016 at 8 PM ET/PT and 7 PM CT
Venue
Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Live Streaming
www.nbcolympics.com
TV
NBC


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