August 05, 2016, Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil, all eyes in the five continents of the world have focus their sight in the first South American country to ever host the event. Despite the intrigues, criticism and threats the organizing committee made it a spectacular event that captured the sights and heart of the world.
Traditional, cultural, modern achievements and future plans for the country were revealed and showcased as part of the opening ceremony, the ingress of the 206 participating countries with a total of 11,178 athletes led by Greece and last to enter the stadium, Brazil. South Sudan and Kosovo will have its first participation in the most popular summer games of the world.
My heart weeps during the presentation of the first recipient of Olympic Laurel as they’ve shown the humble beginnings of a small boy from the underprivileged South African place where most of the people especially the kids have the sports as the only road to their success in life. The flame was treated with sacredness combined with innovative invention of its rays simulation mechanically. Truly an amazing presentation of genuine Olympic Games opening ceremonies.
Let me borrow what has been mentioned during the welcome address of the olympians inside the Maracana Stadium, In the olympic world we welcome you as an enrichment into our unity and diversity, we compete and stay harmoniously in one place where everybody is treated with equality. – Paquito