Rio Olympics 2016: 31st Games set for opening ceremony

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36974387

The 31st Olympic Games officially start in Rio on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.

Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 31 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions.

The build-up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus and issues with the city’s security, infrastructure and venues.

But it is time for the sporting action to take centre stage as the first Olympics in South America begin.

An estimated three billion people will watch the ceremony, which has taken five years to produce and includes 300 dancers, 5,000 volunteers and 12,000 costumes.

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Briton Dame Judi Dench are confirmed to have roles in the production before the 207 competing nations take part in the Parade of Nations.

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its on right now..post anything interesting you find below..symbolism is the name of the game here..and i would assume, pyramids..lots of them..🙂

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~ by seeker401 on August 6, 2016.

5 Responses to “Rio Olympics 2016: 31st Games set for opening ceremony”

  1. http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/people-think-the-olympics-opening-ceremony-looked-a-bit-like-a-giant-vagina–bJ07Sjp1Db

  2. Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian doping ban ‘cynical’, says PM

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37169588

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