Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rio 2016 Highlights - Day 1


August 5, 2016 - DAY 1

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have finally begun in Rio de Janeiro, the capital city of Brazil, amid the current issues the South American country was facing on. This is the first time in Olympic history a South American country has hosted such games and in honor of the start of the Games, an opening ceremony took place at Brazil's Maracana Stadium.

From colorful performances, a showcase of Brazilian culture, the arrival of athletes representing their home nation, including the Refugee Olympic Team (reprising of athletes that came from unstable nations, mostly from the Middle East and Africa) in the spirit of solidarity and respect from the Olympics committee, and many others, the opening ceremony is a sure sign that tells the world that the Games are now officially on.

Up until the 21st of August, athletes from a multitude of countries are competing through different sports not just for medals but for the honor of their home countries. With current issues facing now, here's hoping that the Rio Olympics will go on smoothly without any problems and I believe that its reputation as the first South American nation to host the Games will hold its clean reputation to the very end.

Report: https://www.olympic.org/news/brazil-takes-pride-in-spectacular-rio-2016-opening

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