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As the ‘Greatest Show on Earth, ’ the Rio Olympics 2016 is all set to unveiled in a day, the whole world is waiting eagerly for the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony. Olympics Opening Ceremony is a hotly anticipated event, and it sets the tone of competition perfectly and declares the games ‘open’ officially. After much noise, controversy, and fears, Rio de Janeiro has finally come to life and totally prepared for the grand Olympics Opening Ceremony. Each opening ceremony depicts the tradition, history and the culture of the host city and moreover we can catch a glimpse of the people and their lifestyle. So in this article, we will discuss the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony timing, broadcasting TV channels, online streaming sites, and a brief preview.
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony: Venue
The Olympics Opening Ceremony is scheduled to take place in the prestigious Maracana Stadium in Rio. The stadium is the home of the Brazilian football and has hosted final of many coveted football tournaments, including the 1950 World Cup final, 2013 Confederations Cup final and 2014 World Cup final. This historic stadium has a capacity of more than 75,000 people and we are sure not even a single seat will be left alone while the Rio Olympics opening ceremony will go on.
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony: Timing (IST)
The Rio Olympics Opening ceremony will start its proceeding from 8 PM Brazil time on Friday, 5th August. But as India is eight and a half hours ahead of Brazil, the Olympics Opening Ceremony will start from 4.30 AM of the next day, i.e Saturday, 6th August. The tournament organizing committee is expecting that the opening ceremony will last for 4 hours.
Olympics Opening Ceremony: TV Broadcasting Details
The Star Sports network has acquired the right to broadcast the whole Rio Olympics 2016 in the Indian subcontinent. So, you can watch this mega opening ceremony in eight channels including the HD channels.
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony: Online Streaming Details
If you are unable to catch the Olympics opening ceremony on your TV set, you can certainly catch it on the starsports.com, the official website of the Star Sports network. Moreover, you can watch the grand Olympics opening ceremony online streaming on the hotstar.com too.
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Preview
The legendary footballer and the face of Brazil, Pele has been awarded the honor to light the Olympic torch at the Olympics Opening ceremony. Pele has even composed a song named “Esperanca” for this grand event. Brazilian film director Fernanro Meirelles and producer Daniela Thomas will conduct the whole show and as per the reports, the supermodel Gisele Bundchen will host it. Almost 700 artists will take part in this mega event.
Indian Flag Bearer
The Gold Medal winner of the last Olympics and the golden boy of Indian shooting Abhinav Bindra has been selected as the Indian flag bearer. The four times Olympian will lead the march past of the 119 Indian contingents, most in any Olympics.
Indian Contingent’s Dress Code
The Indian athletes who will walk in the prestigious parade at the Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony, will wear the Indian ethnic and traditional dresses to depict the country’s culture. As per the rumor, the lady athletes will wear a saree made of chiffon or crepe, of the tricolors, with an achkan-style blouse and orange bindi. On the other hand, the male athletes are most likely to wear a bandghala of ivory color, with the tricolor across the chest, and Jodhpuri bottoms.
More than 10,000 participants will take part in this quadrennial sporting event which will last for 19 days. They have shed their sweat, blood, and tears for this single moment of glory. So, set your alarm clock, watch the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony and also root for our Indian athletes.