The biggest sporting event of the year 2016, Rio Olympics will start on 5th August with the grand opening ceremony. Total 306 events in 28 different sports will take place in this 31st Summer Olympiad. The Summer Olympics 2016 is host by Brazil’s capital city Rio de Janeiro. The opening ceremony to be held at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio. The budget for four ceremonies is $55.9m. Most of this money will spend on security. You can watch Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony highlights video.
Opening Ceremony Date and Time
The most awaited moment of Olympics is an opening ceremony and this year it will be held in Rio on Saturday, 5th August 2016. The ceremony will kick off at 20:00 BRT/ 12:00 AM UK time. Indian viewers can watch it live on 6th August at 4:30 AM Indian Standard Time because it is eight and a half hours ahead of Brazil time.
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Star Performances
There are many start performance are scheduled to take place in Rio Opening ceremony. The opening ceremony will feature welcome speech, hoisting of the Olympic flag and the parade of athletes with their respective country flag. The musical and dance performances will be showcased by Brazil artists in the opening ceremony.
The ceremony will begin with Brazilian singers which include Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Paulinho da Viola and Luiz Melodia. The supermodel Gisele Bundchen will do The Samba dance with other Brazilian models to showcase their beauties.
The ceremony will take place at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio. It has the capacity to hold more than 75,000 people.
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Live Stream
Olympics always got high viewership and therefore it is broadcasted live in many countries. There are many big sports network who bought the TV rights of 2016 Rio Olympics. Online viewers who want to watch Rio opening ceremony live streaming online can enjoy it on broadcaster’s official websites.
BBC will broadcast the opening ceremony live in the UK from 12:00 AM UK time while Seven Network will broadcast the live event in Australia.
NBC will broadcast the opening ceremony but on a one-hour delay in the United States.
Star Sports Network are the official broadcaster of Rio Olympics in India and they will broadcast Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony live in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Viewers can watch live streaming of grand ceremony on starsports.com.
Brazil: SporTV, Globo and Fox Sports. UK: BBC One. USA: NBC. Canada: CBC, TSN and RDS. Australia: Channel 7, 7Two and 7Mate. South America: ESPN. Germany: ZDF and ARD. France: Canal+. Europe: Sportfive. China: CCTV. Malaysia: Hypp V and Astro. Singapore: Fox. Middle East and North Africa: Bein Sports. South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport.
Here is the complete worldwide list of Rio Olympics 2016 official Broadcasters.
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony Highlights
Here we will place complete Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 highlights with all stars performance. So, if you want to watch a grand ceremony then visit this page after it finish.