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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Olympics2016 Opening Ceremony Brief For Rio.

A day of protests against the hosting of the
Games gave way to a night of pageantry at the
Maracana Stadium, albeit on a budget one-tenth
the size of the equivalent in London four years
ago.
"These first-ever Olympic Games in South
America will go from Brazil to the entire world,"
International Olympic Committee president
Thomas Bach told the crowd.
"With the Olympic Games as a catalyst, you have
achieved in just seven years what generations
before you could only dream of. You have
transformed the city of Rio de Janeiro into a
modern metropolis and made it even more
beautiful.
"Our admiration for you is even greater because
you managed this at a very difficult time in
Brazilian history. We have always believed in
you."
During his speech, Bach also paid tribute to the
refugee team which will compete in Rio under
the Olympic flag.
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