Games of the XXX Olympiad
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, also known informally as Rio 2016 held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.
The opening ceremony took place on the evening of Friday 5 August 2016 at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.The opening ceremony began with aerial images of the city of Rio de Janeiro in a music video with the song. After the projection of the first images, the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach was introduced. Singer sang the Brazilian National Anthem on a stage inspired by the architectural forms of Oscar Niemeyer. Brazil’s flag was raised and 60 flags were carried by Olympic Brazilian athletes and children. From the beginning of life, the ceremony illustrated the formation of the indigenous peoples, whose entrance was represented by 72 dancers of the two major associations of the Paintings Festival. The arrival of Europeans in caravels, the forced arrival of enslaved Africans and the immigration of Arab and Japanese people was represented by descendants of these ethnic groups. The delegations representing 207 nations then marched into the stadium during the Parade of Nations. The crowd gave large applause for the participating nations. Brazil’s Acting President Michel Temer recited the games’ opening declaration from the stands. After a burst of fireworks, the Olympic Flag then entered the stadium, and was raised while the Olympic Anthem was sung. The Olympic oath on behalf of the athletes was then recited by Brazilian sailor Robert Scheidt. The corresponding oaths on behalf of the judges and coaches were taken by Martinho Nobre and Adriana Santos respectively. The cauldron was lit by Vanderlin Cordeiro de Lima, marathon bronze medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Participating Nations: 207
Participants: Around 11,000 athletes
Sports/Disciplines: 28 sports and 41 disciplines.
Pakistan’s participation in Rio 2016 Olympic Games
17-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.