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.
05 August 2016
04 August 2016
The swimming legend and most decorated Olympian in the history of the Olympic Games – Michael Phelps is going to walk in to the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony carrying US flag for the first time. He has been nominated as the flag-bearer for the team USA at the curtain raiser event of the Rio 2016. Michael has been selected by all his teammates which include the delegation of totally 556 athletes which is the largest team at the Olympic Games.
Michael Phelps has told that, he is honored to be chosen, proud for representing the country US as well as humbled by the importance of carrying the flag and all that is stands for.
This is first time for the Phelps and he has never walked out in to the Opening Ceremony in the past as the swimming competition used to begin typically on the very next day after the curtain raiser and that he was scheduled for the race.
Michael Phelps will be competing totally in three individual events at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and would be the member of all those three relay teams giving Phelps a good chance to grab the medals. Phelps who have retired from swimming after the London 2012 Olympic games as was not at his best as he says, he has reversed his decision quickly and going to compete in the Olympic games this time which he insists that this will be the final one. He says that this time around it is so much even more than medals this time.
The regaining Olympic champion and the Wimbledon winner Andy Murray has been chosen as the flag bearer or the Union flag for the Great Britain’s Team GB at the Maracana Stadium of the Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony.
The 29 year old Andy who has been in the team of the Great Britain which has won the Davis Cup in the month of November is known to be the first tennis player for filling up the role. He has told to the BBC that, to lead the team GB it will be an unbelievable honor which is the biggest among the sports.
Along with winning in the individual gold in the London 2012 Olympic Games over Roger Federer of the Switzerland, Andy Murray also won the silver medal in the mixed doubles next to Laura Robson.
The flag bearer has been chosen among the shortlisted candidates after each sport has nominated an athlete and the Olympic Association of the British had made its selection. The team of the USA has selected the Swimming champion, Michael Phelps for leading their team on August 5th Rio Opening Ceremony at their local time 08:00 PM.
16 July 2016
According to the latest update from the official sources, it has come to know that the musical icons of the Brazil Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Rio pop star Anitta would be performing at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics Openings ceremony i.e., on 5th of August 2016. As per the Golobo and few other new outlets of the Brazil, the two pillars of the modern music of Brazil and the latest sensation will be the first performers that are to be unveiled by the organization of the Rio 2016. The worldwide broadcasted opening ceremony on the 5th August will be a three hour spectacular event.
Both Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil who are known to be the most esteemed artists of the country’s music are known to be the part of the artists, thinkers as well as intellectuals who are known to be the advisories for the producers of the opening ceremony.
The artistic director of the event - Daniela Thomas along with the Fernando Meirelles has told that, they need to have the largest ever party there in the Rio which have never performed in the nation. She then said that, the Rio 2016 opening ceremony would show up the best of Brazilians music and not that songs or music from radio rather truly the best.
Olympic-Appropriate 2013 “Show das Poderosas” (“Show of the Powerful”) which is the video of Anitta has more than 120 million views on the YouTube and the latest of her videos “Bang” is more spectacular and that will add in giving international exposure for the Rio 2016 opening ceremony.