Published On: Fri, Aug 5th, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Started With Choreographed History

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games has just kicked off in Brazilian capital pulsed fireworks, lights, circus-like acrobats and a samba singalong that is typical partying style of Brazil.

With the opening ceremony at Maracana stadium Brazil becomes the first South American country to host Olympic Games even though it is going through its worst recession in decades. It featured a 12-year-old rapper and beams of light to bring dazzling effect.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Started With Choreographed History

Brazil has no history of extremist, but amid attacks in several other countries across the world by militants group like ISIS and al-Qaeda, the government has deployed about 88,000 soldiers for the patrolling of Rio. Four years ago in the London Olympic Games the number was just half of this.

Brazil has the largest reinforest in the Amazon and its strengths is its natural beauty in reserve. Rio is such a city in the world whose residents love to be outside. The city mostly cruises beyond the white sands of Copacabana.

The opening ceremony started with choreographed history and dance through the national timeline followed. Homage was also given to Rio’s development.

Brazilian singer Regina Case amid all these also warmed up the crowd saying in Brazil they like to party.

At the end 206 competing nations paraded along with one refugee team.

Brazil became the last country in the world to abolish slavery in 1888. It imported five million African slaves.

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