Rio Olympics 2016 Opens with a Glittering Ceremony in Rio De Janerio [ Current Affairs - Sports ]


Summer Olympic Games opened in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. It’s a 31st Summer Olympic Games. This ceremony held in the Maracana Stadium. Rio Olympics 2016 starts at 5th August with a glittering ceremony in Rio De Janerio.

Opening ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016

Opening ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016

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  • Rio Games launched with a colorful spectacle headlined by supermodel Gisele Bundchen.


  • Theme of the 31st edition of Summer Olympic Games was “World peace and Environment”.

Key Detail:

  • Rio Olympics 2016 is officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
  • Brazil President Michel Temer declared the Games open as fireworks light up the night sky signalling the launch of the biggest sporting display.
  • Opening ceremony was observed different performances and events showing rich combination of Brazilian styles, histories and artists.
  • India has handled its biggest ever contingent of 120 sports persons was led by flag-bearer and Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra.
  • More than 10,000 athletes from 207 teams took part with the biggest cheers reserved for the specially formed refugee team and the joyous Brazilian contingent.
  • Before the ceremony a world and Olympic record was set by South Korea in Archery night.

- Published on: August 8, 2016