Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony: The Olympic Games are held every four years, This year 2016 Summer Olympics commonly known as Rio 2016 will be held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The opening ceremony of Rio 2016 will be held at the world famous football (soccer) Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. An estimated 900 million people will watch the show on Friday night. On the night, the ceremony will use 2,000 light guns, 3,000 kilos of fireworks and 109 projectors to create its magic – not to mention the 12,000 athletes who will march into the stadium. Check out the full details about Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming Videos, Date, Time and TV Listings information from the below article.
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Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Date, Time and Venue:
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 Date: August 5, 2016 (In Brazil) August 6, 2016 (In Some Countries)
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 Time: 8 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET, 12 a.m. BST, 4.30 a.m. IST (next day).
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 Venue: Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio Summer Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Officials and guests:
At least 100 heads of state or government were planning to attend the opening ceremony. However, some foreign leaders have been slow to commit to their attendance because of the ongoing political issues and other issues affecting the Games.
- Edith Schippers (Dutch Minister)
- Mauricio Macri (Argentine President)
- Juan Manuel Santos (Colombian President)
- Miloš Zeman (Czech President)
- Francois Hollande (French President)
- Mark Rutte (Dutch Prime Minister)
- Matteo Renzi (Italian Prime Minister)
- Horacio Cartes (Paraguayan President)
- Tomislav Nikolić (Serbian President)
- Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary-General)
- Willem-Alexander (Dutch King)
- Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (Portuguese president)
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Celebrations and Music, Dance Performances, Highlights:
- Samba vocalist Elza Soares, will render the most celebrated musical type, samba.
- Fernando Meirelles, City of God movie director, will join Andrucha Washington and Daniela Thomas in coordinating the opening occasion of Rio Olympics 2016.
- Amid the show, music, dance and 3D projections will follow the historical backdrop of Brazil, its music, victories and commitment to the world, using a cast of 300 expert artists and 5,000 volunteers.
- Soffia took a stand in opposition to bigotry and she, also Karol Conka, will lead the hip-hop front at the opening service.
- On the night, the function will utilize 3,000 kilos of firecrackers , 2,000 light weapons, and 109 projectors to make its enchantment
- Also the 12,000 competitors who will march into the stadium behind their own little samba groups, waving their nations’ banners.
List of celebrities performing at the Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony:
1. Elza Soares
2. MC Soffia
3. Karol Conka
5. Gilberto Gil
6. Caetano Veloso
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming Videos:
Youtube also providing the live streaming video links of Rio 2016. You can download the Opening Ceremony videos of Rio Olympics 2016 from youtube.
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Broadcasting TV Channels:
- In the United States, the channel broadcasting the Rio Olympics and Paralympics 2016 is NBC.
- In the United Kingdom, the channel will be BBC One and BBC One HD.
- In Australia, the channel will be Channel 7, 7 Two and 7 Mate.
- In Canada, the channels will be is CBC, TSN and RDS.
- In New Zealand and Pacific Island the channel is Sky TV.
- In South America the Channel will be ESPN.
- In Germany, the channel which will be broadcasting Rio Olympics 2016 will be ZDF and ARD.
- In France, the channel will be FT and Canal+.
- In the Asian region, the channel will be Dentsu.
- In Malaysia, the channel is Hypp TV and Astro.
- In Singapore, the channel is Fox
- In Indian Sub-Continent region, the channel will be StarSports.
- In China, the channel will be CCTV.
- In Europe countries, the channel will be SportFive.
- In Russia, the channel will be NTV Plus.
- In Caribbeans, the Rio 2016 will be broadcasted on the channel CBI.
- In Middle-East, the channel will be ASBU and Bein Sports
- In Italy, the channel is Sky Italia and RAI.
- In Brazil, the channel will be SporTV, Globo and Fox Sports
- In South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa, the channel is SuperSport
- In African countries, the channel will be SuperSport.
- In North Africa, the channel is Bein Sports
- In Ireland, the channel broadcasting the Rio Olympics 2016 will be RTE.
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