Rio Olympics 2016 will kick off today officially at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium with a grand Opening ceremony. All the athletes have arrived in Brazil for the biggest sporting event of this year. In the opening ceremony will get to see a glimpse of the host nation’s tradition and cultures. Here is the complete info related to Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 Live Telecast in India.
The celebrations will involve the parade of all participating nations with their national flag. Brazilian film director Fernando Meirelles and producer Daniela Thomas are in charge of this grand ceremony. The budget of Rio Olympics for four ceremonies is $55.9m.
When is Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016?
The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 5, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. It will take place at the iconic and historic Maracana Stadium in Rio. The stadium can hold more than 75,000 people.
Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016 Time?
The opening ceremony is scheduled to start at 8 PM Brazil time on 5th August 2016. And India viewers can watch it at 04.30 AM IST (morning of August 6 ).
Which TV channel will telecast the Opening Ceremony in India?
Star Sports network channels – Star Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4 will broadcast the Opening Ceremony 2016 live in India. The broadcast will be available both in Hindi and English.
Who will light the Olympic flame?
Brazilian football legend Pele will light the Olympic flame at the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016.
How to Watch Rio Olympics Live Streaming Online?
Indian fans can watch the Olympic Games and the Opening Ceremony live stream online on StarSports.com and Hotstar.
Who will carry Indian flag in Rio Olympics opening ceremony 2016?
Shooter Abhinav Bindra will be carrying the Indian flag and lead the contingent in the parade.